Royal Enfield 838cc KX Concept Bobber revealed
Royal Enfield has revealed their biggest & meanest motorcycle of this generation, and it’s an absolute beauty. They have been looking at older variants for inspiration in the past few models and this one follows a similar line. Specifically, the KX Concept is a modern take on the 1930’s KX– the company’s largest motorcycle till date.
Does it look like the original model?
The Concept KX is obviously more advanced but the RE engineers have done a wonderful job in providing a proper ode to the previous model. In its time, the KX was claimed to be the biggest, fastest, classiest, most luxurious bike on the market- a tall order, but from what we see at least, it looks promising.
Will it remain a concept?
When the Royal Enfield started work on this bike in early 2017, it was mostly to see if they could build something of this magnitude in the first place. Their line-up has however opened up since, and two 650cc models and four new platforms are on their way.
If and when the bike launches, the Royal Enfield KX Concept could be based on a new K platform. It will compete with the likes of Triumph Bobber, Harley Davidson Forty-Eight and the Indian Scout Bobber.
Royal Enfield 838cc KX Concept- Design and specs
The Royal Enfield 650 twins- the Continental and Interceptor, while good-looking, stuck to a conventional design standards. The KX however, is not your typical bobber and there are some very interesting bits going on.
Design wise, it is low and narrow with a flat fuel tank, and get increasingly modernistic as we go from rear to the front. Royal Enfield has provided an interesting monoshock (connected to single-side swingarm) and girder set-up at its front and rear respectively, the details of which we are dying to know. The integrated circular headlight at front comes with LEDs, and its design is a nice retreat from convention.
Coming to its engine, the KX has a new 838cc, oil cooled V-twin reportedly delivering 90 hp of maximum power. Developed by Royal Enfield and Polaris Industries in the UK, this mill provides an imposing figure on its profile.
That’s all we have now. Stay tuned for more news an updates.