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Author Topic: Royal Enfield conceptualizing twin Cylinder 750 and 1000cc motorcycles!  (Read 4943 times)

jayprashanth

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 Gentlemen,

Royal Enfield is contemplating 750cc and 1000cc motorcycles sometime after 2013.

 I write for www.indiancarsbikes.in and I just did a gig on this topic sometime ago.->

http://www.indiancarsbikes.in/interviews/gul-panag-talks-team-icb-auto-25176/

 I thought I'd share this with you folks as we all love Bullets!

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Re: Royal Enfield conceptualizing twin Cylinder 750 and 1000cc motorcycles!
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 07:27:19 PM »
I had trouble reading the text with all those thoroughly distracting photos!   ;D
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Re: Royal Enfield conceptualizing twin Cylinder 750 and 1000cc motorcycles!
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2011, 07:51:59 PM »
yah i skipped most of the text .
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Re: Royal Enfield conceptualizing twin Cylinder 750 and 1000cc motorcycles!
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2011, 07:58:06 PM »
Yeah, that borders on NSFW. ;)

I'd really love to see a 750 twin.  I dig twins and 750-800cc is really where I like a street bike to be.  Any more than that and it's tough to keep my behavior responsible on the street.  I hope it's  a parallel twin.  I really love the custon v-twin Enfields people have built but I really like RE for its respective nod to the past.  Since the older bikes were parallel twins I think they should keep that configuration.  And it just looks right on a British bike.

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Re: Royal Enfield conceptualizing twin Cylinder 750 and 1000cc motorcycles!
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2011, 08:54:54 PM »
Remember too that RE was famous for its big Vtwins in the 20's and 30's.
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Re: Royal Enfield conceptualizing twin Cylinder 750 and 1000cc motorcycles!
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2011, 09:02:53 PM »
I completely agree with you perspective Scotty.

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Re: Royal Enfield conceptualizing twin Cylinder 750 and 1000cc motorcycles!
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2011, 09:36:03 PM »
Remember too that RE was famous for its big Vtwins in the 20's and 30's.
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Re: Royal Enfield conceptualizing twin Cylinder 750 and 1000cc motorcycles!
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2011, 01:23:02 AM »
A parallel vertical UCE twin . Vibrations anyone ?
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Re: Royal Enfield conceptualizing twin Cylinder 750 and 1000cc motorcycles!
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2011, 01:30:41 AM »
@Jay:

Your article with Gul Panag, huh, thoroughly enjoyed it - I did not know she was a Punjabi and a Sikh !  

If RE comes up with a twin cylinder 750 or 1000 cc engine, it will be a good move.  The RE faithful will love to have a bigger engine bike.  It will definitely compete with Harley Sportster 883 cc bikes which are the most likely ones to sell in any significant numbers in India.  Moreover, a twin RE can also compete abroad with other twins such as Bonneville.

The very big HD bikes will not be bread winners in India, they may sell a very few of those.  Bigger HD bikes do not pose a real competition to RE.  
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Re: Royal Enfield conceptualizing twin Cylinder 750 and 1000cc motorcycles!
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2011, 01:54:27 PM »
A twin would be cool, but I'll stick with a single. A 500cc one lunger gives me the best riding sensation. I've owned a lot of twins, and multi's and I like them all but for some reason the single makes me grin the most :D
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Re: Royal Enfield conceptualizing twin Cylinder 750 and 1000cc motorcycles!
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2011, 05:44:18 PM »


  

If RE comes up with a twin cylinder 750 or 1000 cc engine, it will be a good move.  The RE faithful will love to have a bigger engine bike.  It will definitely compete with Harley Sportster 883 cc bikes which are the most likely ones to sell in any significant numbers in India.  Moreover, a twin RE can also compete abroad with other twins such as Bonneville.

The very big HD bikes will not be bread winners in India, they may sell a very few of those.  Bigger HD bikes do not pose a real competition to RE.  
I agree singh, and alot of that logic you can apply over here. Harley has been paying more attention to the Sporty lately, most likely do to the economy.I always thought it was their best all around  bike. IF RE were to bump it up a bit with a twin, and really push and market it  over here, and depending on the price, It would do well.
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Re: Royal Enfield conceptualizing twin Cylinder 750 and 1000cc motorcycles!
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2011, 06:07:21 PM »
 In a sort of apples to apples kind of way;
 It would not surprise me if a Royal Enfield P-Twin would eventually out sell the Bullet here in the States provided the price point were closer to the Bullet than the Bonnie.

 Of course a strategic ad campaign would have to be launched ahead of time and good reviews in the magazines would help.

 Having them seen in T.V. and motion pictures would be icing the cake.

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Re: Royal Enfield conceptualizing twin Cylinder 750 and 1000cc motorcycles!
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2011, 06:33:22 PM »
'to me, the problem with the Sportster and where RE could eat their lunch in theirown backyard so to speak, is that the Sportster has strayed from it's original "Standard" configuration in pursuit of shorter legged and female riders.......not that this isn't a worthy objective, but they have deserted their full sized standard riding position market in the process.   The "slammed" gunslinger type sportsters are A) too short peg to seat or B) force you to use forward pegs which is hard on the legs and but and C) destroys the ground clearance and D) severely limits suspension travel and lean angle.   If they got back to the height of machines of tlate 80s and make some real improvements in suspension, I think the 883 is all you need.   The other issue is their aftermarket parts are real $$$$    and RE beats them there too.   Nigel

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Re: Royal Enfield conceptualizing twin Cylinder 750 and 1000cc motorcycles!
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2011, 07:12:00 PM »
BINGO !!!

 The genesis of the Sporster was a Sports model. It was NOT a touring model.

 It was H-D's answer to the lithe and lively handling Britt and European bikes of the day.

 Sportsters have gotten bigger, heavier and fatter as of late and size wise are closer to the Big Twin touring models of yesteryear.

Park one next to a Pan Head and you will see what I mean.

 
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