Royal Enfield CEO Siddhartha Lal on the new Himalayan engineer

Royal Enfield Himalayan updated to 750cc?

Royal Enfield boss Siddhartha Lal has confirmed that several models, including the Himalayan adventure bike, will be updated with engines up to 750cc. He says the main motivation for bigger capacity engines comes from the Indian market, not export markets. This is surprising given Royal Enfield’s biggest seller is the Classic 350 which sold 4,16,693 in …

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ABS disc brakes coming to Royal Enfield? study

ABS disc brakes coming to Royal Enfield?

The 2017 range of Royal Enfield have launched in the UK with dual-channel ABS, a rear disc instead of drum brake and a “Redditch” selection of three bright new colours. There is a stony silence from Australia distributors Urban Moto Imports (UMI) about the likelihood of these coming to Australia. Perhaps they are still stuck …

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Royal Enfield 750 spied testing Royal Enfield to launch retro 750

Royal Enfield to launch 750 Interceptor

Royal Enfield is poised to launch a British-designed, engineered and built 750cc retro naked bike called the Interceptor early next year. For Aussies and many film fans, the name Interceptor means the 1973 XB GT Ford Falcon Coupe that featured in the first Mad Max film. We’re not sure the name will translate easily to a 750cc parallel twin …

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You meet the nicest people on an Enfield

Honda famously advertised that you meet the nicest people on a Honda, but you simply meet the nicest people on any bike anywhere in the world, but particularly a Royal Enfield. Motorbike Writer and Mrs MBW are currently holidaying on Kefalonia, a Greek island north of Corfu, where scooters dominate and motorcycles are a fairly …

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Royal Enfield Classic 350

Royal Enfield Classic 350 road test

The retro-styled Royal Enfield Classic 350 may be a small version of the Classic 500, but it’s no puny weakling. It’s no “bullet” either. The Classic 350 is carburettor-fed instead of fuel injected and has a smaller bore, but it doesn’t give too much away on the 500, especially in the traffic light derby. And at …

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Royal Enfield Classic 350

Designer blow to Royal Enfield

Royal Enfield’s plans to become a serious global brand have been hit for six with the news that celebrated former Ducati designer Pierre Terblanche has quit. The 60-year-old South African was located at the Royal Enfield factory and research centre near Leicestershire. No word on why he has quit has come from the company. Maybe he didn’t …

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