Just a few days before Royal Enfield is all set to launch their most powerful motorcycles (650 Twins) till date, news has arrived that they might not be the most powerful Royal Enfield afterall. Yes, report by Autocar Pro says that Royal Enfield has developed a new twin cylinder 830 cc engine in association with Polaris Industries (the owners of Indian Motorcycles).
This new parallel twin 830 cc engine will be the most powerful engine ever made by Royal Enfield. It will be first seen on a Bobber styled motorcycle, that will be showcased as a concept at the EICMA show next week in Milan. Teaser of the same has been officially shared by Royal Enfield and can be seen below.
The news about Royal Enfield’s plans to enter bigger cc segment of above 750cc was first reported back in August this year. The report revealed that two new platforms are being developed, which are as of now codenamed as ‘Q’ and ‘K’. Both these new platforms are being developed exclusively to launch bigger cc motorcycles in the range of 750 to 1000 cc.
Speaking about the new engine of Royal Enfield, it is a liquid cooled, twin cylinder, 834cc, BS6 compliant engine. Output of this engine is expected to be in the range of 80-90hp. Development of this engine started years ago, when Eicher and Polaris became partners via JV in 2012.
To the public, it was announced that the two were getting together to develop low cost commercial vehicles (Multix). What was kept as a secret, was the fact that the JV will also allow Royal Enfield gain technical knowhow of developing bigger cc engines from Polaris Industries; who are also the owner of Indian Motorcycles.
The new Royal Enfield 830 cc Bobber concept has been developed at the company’s technical center in the UK. It is expected to launch by end of 2019. Price could be in the region of Rs 5-6 lakhs, considering that the motorcycle will be made in India at the company plant in Chennai. It will take on similar styled bikes from Triumph and Harley Davidson.