Ever since it was unveiled, Royal Enfield Bobber Concept KX has been growing upon peoples’ imagination; tempting them with its retro, bare-bodied and sinewy profile. There are many reasons to claim this beast as your own. Be it the overall design, classic look, modern features, or the Royal Enfield badge. The RE Bobber has left everyone impressed.
But, that was a concept. What about production variant? When will the Bobber actually be launched? Well, for the first time, Royal Enfield’s Siddhartha Lal has come on record and spoken about the production of RE Bobber.
In an interview with Economic Times, Mr Lal revealed that they are customer reaction of the concept Bobber, which made its debut at EICMA to global audience. The bike is yet to make its debut in India. If Royal Enfield does decide to launch the Bobber, it will be much larger than the concept. Mr Lal said, “it will be a bigger motorcycle than this (KX Concept).”
Considering that the Bobber has already made it as a successful concept, there are good chances that it will make it to the production as well. There are many reasons for that, one for RE would want to establish themselves as a big bike maker on a global level. Mr Lal says that it takes about 3-4 years for Royal Enfield to develop a new motorcycle. And if the Bobber is their next project, one can expect the motorcycle to be launched by 2022.
Royal Enfield Bobber Concept KX is powered by an 838cc, fuel-injected, V-Twin engine that delivers max power of 90 HP (expected). Dimensions are 2160mm (length), 778mm (width), 998mm (height), 760mm (seat height), 1530mm (wheelbase), and 128mm (ground clearance). Braking duties are performed by twin discs at the front and a single disc at the rear. Concept KX will come with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) as standard.
Front suspension features girder fork, single damper while rear suspension has single damper with progressive link. Front wheel and rear wheel measure 3.50 x 19 and 4.00 x 19, respectively. Though there is no indication of launch price, considering the aggressive price tag of the 650 Twins, the Bobber could be priced in the Rs 5 lakh range.