Royal Enfield 750 Spotted in India
Royal Enfield’s upcoming 750cc twin cylinder motorcycle has been finally spotted in India. The bike won’t be an outright cruiser; instead will get a Retro- Café Racer design similar to the existing continental GT. The handlebar position however, looks different, and only better spy shots will reveal what’s in store.
Other specifications are unknown at the moment but Royal Enfield is eying the Street 750s sales globally. It will however be priced very competitively at home and should get ABS as standard (with front and rear disc brake).
The RE Continental 750 (as we are calling it) looks very much like the GT from the rear and gets conventional shocks, pillion cowl and two exhaust cans. However, it indicators are positioned higher up and the chain is on the right side. These indicate that the engineers have almost worked out how the bike should look.
Royal Enfield 750 Launch date [Expected]
The Royal Enfield 750 is expected to launch in India in 2017. Global launch will only take place after that.
Expected Royal Enfield 750 Price
The Harley Davidson Street 750 retails for over £5,700 (Rs. 5.2 lakhs) in the UK. Royal Enfield would be hoping to undercut this pricing. So we in India might just get the bike at half that, near 2.5 lakhs (ex-showroom).
It must be noted that the RE Continental GT retails for £5,000 there.
RE 750 spotted in Spain doing early testing
Royal Enfield 750 has been spotted testing in Spain. The bike was developed at the Royal Enfield Technology Centre in Leicestershire, United Kingdom.
Royal Enfield motorcycles has been testing their new 750cc, twin cylinder engine for quite sometime now. They are currently testing it on their existing motorcycles, like the Classic 500 and the Continental GT.
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The new spyshots show a longer continental GT powered by the new engine, testing in Spain. The bike is obviously built by modifying the frame of the continental GT, to hold the bigger engine. This is a very routine practice on test bikes and helps to keep the cost down. We expect the new engine to rival that of the Harley Davidson Street 750, so expect similar power figures (near 50 bhp).
Nearing production, the bike will look much different from this mule. It is expected to get newer, more premium design while still maintaining bits of classic Royal Enfield. Competing with bikes from Triumph and Harley Davidson abroad, this is very much needed.
The new Royal Enfield 750 will be a global bike but it will surely reach India first. The new engine is carburated, not fuel injected. Carburated Royal Enfield models do not comply with stricter emission norms in Europe and hence cannot be launched there. So we in India will most probably get a 750cc carburated engine on the upcoming bike.
The Chennai based manufacturer has been very aggressive with their R&D, in the past couple of years. This is in keeping up with their vision of becoming a global leader in the middleweight sector. With some of the biggest names in the automotive world working with the brand, they might just pull it off.