The Chennai-based motorcycle maker Royal Enfield(owned by Eicher Motors) has been spotted testing a new range of motorcycles in Tamil Nadu. And yes, it is the highly talked about Continental GT 750 which is speculated to be launched in India at the EICMA 2017(Bikes and Motorbikes exhibition) happening on November 7 in Milan.
With the launch, Royal Enfield's high cylinder volume bikes will become a potential rival to brands like Harley-Davidson and Triumph.
If you are aware of the fact that Royal Enfield sold an Interceptor 750 twin cylinder motorcycle in the European markets during 1960-1970 then this launch could account as the reintroduction of the same nameplate.
Two different prototypes of the Royal Enfield 750 have been spotted being tested – the cafe racer (Continental GT 750) and a street classic (Interceptor 750). So the company might launch two bikes or just the Interceptor 750 at the coming EICMA 2017. November 7th might prove to be a day of good surprises for all automobile fanatics in India if these two bikes are launched.
If you are worried about the price, the Interceptor 750 retro naked bike is expected to be available in the range of INR 3 lakh to INR 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom). That's less than other players offering similar configurations in the Indian market.
The new Royal Enfield 750cc motorcycle comes with a longitudinally mounted oil-cooler system and a single piece seat. It will also sport a dual exhaust setup, a Continental GT chassis and ABS on both the ends. It also comes equipped with conventional telescopic forks up front and twin Paioli shock absorbers in the rear.
Workers assemble a Royal Enfield motorcycle inside its factory in Chennai
The bike features a 270-degree crankshaft for refinement and optimal power delivery and the motor is speculated to produce 40-50 BHP. Excellent. Right? It is expected to generate a peak torque of 60 Nm. Other than that, the transmission duties will be handled by either a 6-speed or a 5-speed gearbox.
The bike has been spotted by many on Indian soil multiple times. So aren't you excited to catch a glimpse of the beast?