Royal Enfield 1000cc bike will be powered by a twin-cylinder 1000cc engine paired to a 5-speed gearbox
We informed you earlier that Royal Enfield is working on an all-new 750cc Continental GT motorcycle for the Indian two-wheeler market. The same 750cc parallel-twin engine is also expected to be offered on the bigger Himalayan adventure tourer. Here is big news for potential Royal Enfield buyers – RE is working on a twin-cylinder litre-class motorcycle which is set to make its global debut in the coming months. Ahead of the official launch of Royal Enfield 1000cc bike, Australian-based custom RE bike builder, Carberry Motorcycles, has unveiled the engine details of the motorcycle. The company has also revealed the new 1000cc V-Twin Royal Enfield engine.
The new V-Twin motor is also claimed to be the first “made-in-India” 1000cc twin-cylinder motor. This engine is developed by combining two 500cc Royal Enfield engines, and is claimed to develop 52.5PS of power and 82Nm of peak torque. Currently, the most powerful RE engine is a 535cc, single-cylinder engine that is good for 29.5PS and 44Nm of torque. This powertrain is expected to be paired with a six-speed gearbox. Also Read – Royal Enfield 750cc Continental GT
|Minimum||Rs 7 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 7.5 lakh|
The new RE 1000cc bike is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 7 lakh to Rs 7.5 lakh. The bike is currently going through ARAI testing process for road-legal certification. The new Carberry V-Twin engine comes with a sticker price of Rs 4.96 lakh (minus taxes). One can buy this motorcycle today, but it will only for show, off-road or export, as it is currently going through homologation process.
The company hasn’t revealed the launch details of the motorcycle, but we believe that the bike could be launched towards the end of this year. The bike is going through ARAI testing process, and it should take another 2-3 months before entering into production form. The vehicle could make its debut in early 2018, before Delhi Auto Expo.
|Specifications||RE 1000cc Bike|
|Engine||1000cc V-Twin Engine|
The new RE 1000cc bike will be the most powerful Royal Enfield bike in the country. It will be powered by a new 1000cc V-Twin engine, which is made up of two separate engines of 500cc displacement each. This engine is also dubbed as India’s first “made-in-India” 1000cc twin-cylinder motor. It is capable of producing a maximum power output of 52.5PS and a peak torque of 82Nm. The bike is expected to feature a 5-speed gearbox with a seven-plate hydraulic clutch. This twin-cylinder motorcycle will have long-stroke type engine, and is likely to have same thumping characteristics as the outgoing single-cylinder Royal Enfields.
Carberry Motorcycles currently manufactures products in Bhilai, Chattisgarh, but it will soon have a new production unit in Pune, Maharashtra. The new twin-cylinder engine will be developed at this new facility. This engine will also be exported to global markets. It is expected that the company could twin this engine to offer linear power delivery and lesser vibrations.
Keeping its higher capacity in mind, we believe that the bike won’t have high fuel efficiency. It is likely to return around 15kmpl in city traffic and 20kmpl on freeways.
The new 1000cc motorcycle will be the most powerful Royal Enfield motorcycle. With power and torque numbers of 52.5PS and 82Nm respectively, the new motorcycle is expected to have a top speed of around 150-170kmph.
1000cc V-Twin Engine with Fuel Injection
ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)
5-speed gearbox with 7-plate hydraulic clutch
Twin side-slung exhausts
Kick start system
Single & dual-seat configurations
Twin-shock rear absorbers
The engine will be delivered in between 4 to 7 months, but customers will have to pay 50 per cent of the amount upfront. It is to be noted that the new V-Twin engine is yet to get clearance from ARAI, which means it is not road legal and can only be used for off-road and display purpose. Carberry Motorcycles has confirmed that the company is working to develop completely built bikes with the V-Twin motor.
The most powerful Royal Enfield motorcycle in the work and it will be propelled by a 1000cc V-Twin engine paired to a 5-speed gearbox.