Will Royal Enfield Bobber be a Meteor?

Royal Enfield KX Concept bobber meteor

Royal Enfield has trademarked the name Meteor which could be the name for their upcoming bobber.

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. 

Royal Enfield KX Concept bobber meteor
KX Concept

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.

Meteor history

Perhaps there is some clue in the history of the name as the company built a 500cc Meteor Minor and a 700cc Super Meteor.

Both were twins, which is no clue as the Bobber 838 is a V-twin and the 650cc Interceptor and Continental GT are parallel twins.

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.

Royal Enfield KX Concept bobber meteor
KX 1140

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!

One thought on “Will Royal Enfield Bobber be a Meteor?

  1. Always thought girders would have looked great on the indians.Nice looking ,simple and rigid.
    Enfield styling looks great..two tone tank would be nice maybe a leather strap over it..bare alloy girder
    and drilled vellocette style fishtails would look even nicer

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