Sure looks like it. Several sites have recent reports on this.....reportedly for Rs. 160,000 in India......which is about US $3000. It will be interesting to see what they want for it here. http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/royal-enfields-2013-cafe-racer/21716.html
The bike looks a lot like the early pictures. Motor is 535cc. Paoli shocks not Olins but they look good and should work better then anything used now. Seat height is a bit high about 32" I believe, but it's narrow so that helps. Weighs about 40 pounds less then the C5. Seating position is not so demanding as modern sportbikes. The bars aren't to low and the pegs aren't to high. A little on the small side if your much over 6 feet. They are keeping the price less then a grand more then the C5, but at this time no set price. The bike really is beautiful, unfortunately we won't see them on show floors for a few months. I don't have a picture to post yet but I'll work on that.
This is a tiny bit of a let down compared to the New Delhi concept. Handlebars and the midget cowl behind the seat are unattractive.........the chrome and polished parts seem to have been spray painted silver.......fortunately nothing that we can't " fix"! Looks good overall, but has lost the original sparkle that could have sold a lot of bikes.
Here are a couple more
A carby would have been nice.
Pictures look nice. Dual Horns!
Different strokes for different folks I guess.I like the red, black and silver on the bike.In my opinion, chroming all of those silver parts would look to gaudy for a Cafe Racer.
I am not trying to hijack the thread, just curious. I saw a picture of the clubman kit. It appears to me, the difference is only cosmetic. The brushed aluminum tank. can some of you speak to the differences between the cafe and clubman? Thanks in advance.
Yup. The CB1100 is a pretty hot looking machine.http://www.motorstown.com/images/honda-cb1100-06.jpg
Yup. The CB1100 is a pretty hot looking machine.
The Cafe Racer (Crusader GT) is a 535 with a bit warmer cams and a top speed in the 95mph range. Still won't do the ton.Bare
Removal of 40 lb of weight is equivalent to less than 2 hp. The extra 35 cc given another 1.5-2 hp. Thats less than a 4 hp gain. They better have hot cams and a flat/domed piston, cos that aint doing 95 mph.
How do you increase compression?
What is is that makes say, a Suzuki DRZ400 single push out 40 hp while the Bullet does <20. What are the mechanical elements that lead to that big of a difference?
Makes sense Ace. Good luck trying to get more power out of the UCE.The cost of development/construction is also understandable. Although if that Cafe is going to be 7k+ I'd be happy if it sat somewhere closer to 30hp, but I suppose that's just wishful thinking. Maybe if they ever go twin, but then I imagine the price would be 8 or 9k. That kinda scratch can get you a lot of motorcycle.I know the modern Triumphs are not your classic British iron but I do have to admit, that Scrambler with the 2 into 1 Arrow exhaust sounds really good.