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S&S big-bore kits for Royal Enfield

Royal Enfield is on a winner with its 650cc twins as American engine giant S&S Cycle has now added 750cc and 865cc big-bore kits. This follows the recent announcement that premium Swedish suspension manufacturer Ohlins has developed suspension grades for the twins and the Himalayan. S&S also have other performance parts for the new Interceptor 650 and Continental …

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Öhlins develops Royal Enfield suspension

Premium Swedish suspension company Öhlins has developed special suspension for Royal Enfield motorcycles for the first time. The first models to get the Öhlins adjustable shock absorbers and fork springs with adjustable pre-load caps are the new and very popular 650cc twin-cylinder Interceptor and Continental GT. Prices are $A399 for the FSK145 fork springs and $A1129 …

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Royal Enfield KX Concept bobber meteor

Will Royal Enfield Bobber be a 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.  Now that Royal Enfield’s parent company, Eicher Motors, has applied for the European trademark rights …

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Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 arriving

Royal Enfield Twins sales boom

Boom sales of the new Royal Enfield 650cc twins are morphing the traditional Indian motorcycle manufacturer from a small-capacity bike company into a mid-capacity manufacturer. After years of record growth, the company has now reported several months of declining sales. However, the decrease is only in the 350cc models which had previously made up more …

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Royal Enfield Trials

Royal Enfield faces new Trials ahead

Royal Enfield is facing trialling times with a new CEO, plans to build an assembly factory in Thailand and the launch of Trials versions of its 350cc and 500cc Bullet. Bullet Trials While the new Trials bikes could hardly be used for trials riding, they do show a slightly more off-road emphasis, although they have …

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Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 arriving

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 arriving

The first twin-cylinder Royal Enfields in six decades are now arriving in showrooms around the world and riders are lining up at dealerships for test rides. Australian importer Urban Moto Imports organised a demo bike for me through TeamMoto Euro in Slacks Creek, but because of the demand, I only had a couple of days …

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Jawa Classic Legends revival

Jawa success to delay BSA revival?

Jawa Motorcycles have returned with such a vengeance in India, there could be pressure to export to other markets and delay the revival of BSA. Currently, owners Mahindra Motorcycles are only licensed by the original Czech Jawa company to make and sell the bikes in India. However, that could change in the next few years …

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Royal Enfield 650 twins factory axe gap 2019

Royal Enfield twins Aussie pricing and arrival

Royal Enfield Australia has announced highly competitive pricing for its new 650cc twins, the Interceptor INT naked and Continental GT cafe racer. The bikes will be in Aussie dealerships in February and dealers tell us they are already taking record orders. One Brisbane dealer said they had 25 orders, mainly for the Interceptor. Customers won’t be …

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Legendary Moto Tours Himalayas Royal Enfield Classic 500 10% discount

Legendary 10% discount for our readers

Indian-based motorcycle tour company Legendary Moto Rides is offering Motorbike Writer readers a 10% discount on their three 2019 Himalayan tours riding the highest motorable roads in the world. To score the discount, just type in the code “MBW10%” when making a booking. Riders can save from about $A330 to $A450 with the 10% discount. …

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