Royal Enfield has unveiled its all-new Parallel Twin engine at its UK Technology Centre in Bruntingthorpe Proving Grounds, Leicestershire. The new Royal Enfield 650cc engine will be initially offered on two all-new motorcycles.
Unlike the speculations and rumors that were floating around the internet of the new engine being a 750cc motor, this is actually a 647cc unit. The reason for offering this displacement, the company says is to make it more accessible. This will allow new riders to upgrade easily and provide a product for experienced riders who do not want something too powerful.
This new 650cc engine produces 47 PS and 52 Nm of torque. The engine is coupled with a six-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch. The motor has been engineered to be able to reach motorway speeds easily. The design of this engine casing has been inspired by the 1948 Royal Enfield 500 Twin motor.
New Royal Enfield 650cc Engine Images:
A single-piece forged crank with 270 degree firing order was developed for the way the engine ‘feels’ when making its power. The slightly off-beat feel of a 270 degree crank engine makes it feel truly special and offers a broad spread of torque at the rider’s disposal throughout the rev range. The highly precise Bosch fuel injection system ensures smooth, accessible power that is available from the moment the throttle is opened.
The new Royal Enfield 650 Twin engine is notable not only for its character, but also for its sound. Developing the right tone and burble from its twin silencers was an important goal during the engine’s creation. Whether at idle or at full chat, during over-run or while winding on the power, the exhaust note just oozes individuality.
New Royal Enfield 650cc Motorcycles:
The two new motorcycles that will be getting this new motor will be unveiled at the 2017 EICMA show. These will be in pre-production form. Royal Enfield is expected to show a normal street version along with the Café Racer variant of this motorcycle.
New Royal Enfield 650cc Specs:
Engine Type: Parallel Twin, Four Stroke engine, SOHC, Air Cooled
Power: 47 PS at 7100 rpm
Torque: 52 Nm at 4000 rpm
Stroke: 67.8 mm
Bore: 78 mm
Valves: 8 (4-valves per cylinder)
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
New Royal Enfield 650cc Engine Launch Date:
This Royal Enfield 650cc unit will make its debut in two new motorcycles which will be displayed at the 2017 Milan Motorcycle Show (2017 EICMA Motorcycle Show).
The new Royal Enfield 650cc motorcycles to be showcased will be pre-production units. The production versions should be ready by April 2018 and will be launched in a phased manner globally.