With the launch of the Royal Enfield 650 twins around the corner, the iconic Indian brand has shared a teaser image of a new motorcycle on its social media accounts that is set for reveal at EICMA 2018
Royal Enfield hasn’t divulged any details, apart from stating that the bike in contention will be unveiled on November 6 at the 2018 EICMA motorcycle show at Milan, Italy. Happily, there are some small details that can be deciphered from the teaser image. What’s clear is that the bike has a cantilevered single seat that is similar to the one on the Triumph Bobber and also reminiscent of the sprung seat on the current Classic 350 and 500. The bike appears to embrace a modern flavour and this is apparent in the alloy wheels (which are quite possibly wrapped in fat rubber) and LED DRLs that are visible on the round headlamp. There also appears to be a raised instrument console along the long and rather flat handlebar.
Now, whether this bike is based on the new 650cc twins or the existing 500cc/350cc single-cylinder platform is difficult to decipher. From the little we can tell, the silhouette (and long, low exhaust muffler) hints that the bike in question is based on the Classic 500. Royal Enfield is also reportedly in the development of a new BS-VI-compliant platform for its highly successful 350s and 500s, but we think it’s too early in the day for those bikes to break cover.
Either way, we will have to wait for a week for more details about the mystery bike to emerge. So, is it a one-off custom bike or a concept motorcycle that heralds a new product? Share your opinion in the comments section.