Royal Enfield is poised to launch a British-designed, engineered and built 750cc retro naked bike early next year.
Royal Enfield has ploughed $6.5m into building a technical centre and factory in Leicestershire, England, and plans to introduce new models every year from 2016.
The first product from the factory looks set to be a 750cc based on the 500cc Continental GT. It is tipped to launch in March 2017.
Spy shots reveal it is powered by a 750cc oil-cooled parallel-twin engine with an expected 33-38kW of power and 60Nm of torque.
It features telescopic forks, twin Paioli shock absorbers, twin circular instruments, wire wheels, straight bras, solo saddle, solo front disc and twin upswept exhausts.
Meanwhile, Indian tractor manufacturer Mahindra has bought BSA and is expected to compete with Royal Enfield in the retro motorcycle sector. There are no announcements yet on a new BSA launch, but stay tuned.
The company has also bought Jawa and plans to launch bikes in the Indian market only … at this stage.
Royal Enfield Custom Bike Build-Off
Meanwhile, six Aussie bike builders are competing in the first Royal Enfield Custom Bike Build Off competition.
The competition is being run on a special Facebook build-off page and closes on November 20.
Interesting custom entries include a bobber, scrambler, turbo and even a chopper.
Be aware that when you vote your name will appear underneath the bike entry with a link t your Facebook page.