I'd be surprised if the UCE bikes are much faster than the current crop. I don't see a big jump in power coming.The issue is the low compression, run in any condition on the crappiest gas nature of the bikes.They still designed primarily for the Indian market, and 70mph cruising ability is just not an important factor.I just don't see the 500 Enfield ever being a strong out of the box highway vehicle.
Did anyone mention vibration? Even the big inch Brit twins I have owned were absolute torture at high speeds. "Makes Your Brain Itch" is a good term to describe it. Not only did this vibration assault you, but it did a good job of destroying the bike. Bullets share the same malady at high speeds. They were not made for that kind of service, period.
I could not see that much difference between Iron classic and UCE without divine intervention. The UCE is still a un-counterbalanced large single, should it vibrate less? Who knows. Have you ever ridden a bullet? If not, go for a test ride and arrive at your own decision. See ya on the expressway!
Don't know about the UCE but the iron engine does have a balanced crankshaft. And the crank web cheeks are so beefy and heavy there is no need for an outboard flywheel. The crank web plates are the flywheels.Enfield historically dynamically balanced their crankshafts. Both their twins and single cylinders were by reputation the smoothest of the British designs.