There have been rumours of a twin-cylinder Royal Enfield for over a decade now. Finally, we’ve seen something materialise late last year and now, with these photos, we’ve got the clearest look at their new twin-cylinder engine till date.
The current line-up of Royal Enfield motorcycles are good for the local Indian market where highway cruising speeds are much lower on average compared to international markets. The struggle for the single cylinder Royal Enfield motorcycles have always been highway cruising speed. With this new 750cc twin, Royal Enfield will be able to appeal to those riders who gave the brand a slip so far citing this reason.
The spy photos also show this engine mounted on a modified version of the Continental GT frame, developed by Harris Engineering, the British company that Royal Enfield bought in 2015. Harris has also been instrumental in developing the Royal Enfield Himalayan.