Royal Enfield is all-set to enter the premium motorcycle segment with a bigger capacity, parallel-twin engine.
It is no secret that Royal Enfield (RE) has been working on a large capacity parallel-twin engine for some time now. The company has already confirmed that the new motorcycle(s) carrying this engine will be revealed at EICMA, 2017, in Milan.
While not confirmed, the new parallel-twin RE engine is said to be a 750cc motor, which is also rumoured to eventually replace the existing 535cc single-cylinder engine. A Continental GT based RE bike, carrying this new engine, has already been spotted testing on multiple occasions.
Now, just days before the official reveal, Siddhartha Lal, the CEO of Royal Enfield, has dropped a teaser video of the upcoming bike(s) on Instagram. The teaser shows an aerial view of two motorcycles running on a racetrack. Whether these two motorcycles are the same, or RE has plans to reveal two parallel-twin engine powered motorcycles simultaneously, is not yet clear.
However, the teaser video is focused on revealing the exhaust note of the new powertrain, which the RE aficionados will be pleased to know, is a characteristic RE thump combined with the throaty rumble of a twin-cylinder.
The Royal Enfield Continental GT based new motorcycle is supposed to be called Interceptor, a name that RE last used on a bike in the 1960s. The mystery surrounding the new RE motorcycle(s) will unfold very soon, as EICMA is just around the corner. In the meantime, you can hear the new RE engine's thump in the teaser video below.