The Bobber 838 Concept KX made its world debut at the EICMA last year in November 2018, but there has been no more information since.
Now that Royal Enfield’s parent company, Eicher Motors, has applied for the European trademark rights for the name Royal Enfield Meteor, the rumour mill has been running hot.
The trademarked application was made in February but has only recently been published.
Some predict Meteor will be the name for the Bobber and others say it could be another variation on the very popular 650cc twins.
Perhaps there is some clue in the history of the name as the company built a 500cc Meteor Minor and a 700cc Super Meteor.
Mind you, the Super Meteor was replaced by the Interceptor in 1962.
But the hottest speculation is that the name will be used for the bobber models which is expected to be unveiled at the EICMA show in Milan this November.
The Bobber Concept KX prototype soft-tail pays homage to the company’s 1938 1140cc V-twin with its old-style girder-type forks.
However, it has modern tech such as twin ByBre (cheaper Brembo version) brake discs, LED headlight, all-digital circular instrument pod (like the Ducati Scrambler) and an airbox that is part of the frame.
It is believed the engine will be mated to a six-speed transmission.
We reckon it looks pretty cool with styling very similar to the popular Indian Scout, right down to the dual right-right-side pipes and brown solo seat!