Royal Enfield has unmasked the details of the parallel twin engine that company was teasing in last few videos. The new engine from Royal Enfield is 650cc parallel twin which will be plonked in many different styles of the bike. The new engine will power a cafe racer and a street motorcycle as of now. Royal Enfield is calling it “one heart two souls” configuration as of now on its social media.
On the other hand, the highly ignored Hero MotoCorp has just blown every bike who though Himalayan is not his cup of tea. Hero MotoCorp is finally showcasing a bigger engine bike at EICMA tomorrow which will be in the category of Dual Purpose motorcycles. This is the big bold step after Hero Impulse and there are speculations of 250cc single cylinder motor with a much higher punch.
Currently in dual-purpose motorcycles, only Royal Enfield Himalayan is grabbing the territory but this could be big from Hero MotoCorp. Hero Impulse was not really successful in the Indian market but it has shown the potential of dual-purpose motorcycles in India. While KTM 390 Adventure and Benelli TRK 502 are long away from the launch in India, Hero MotoCorp is trying to make a statement with this big bold bike that will sit above ZMR.
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The new unit is expected to be single cylinder 250cc motor with a power and torque figure matching with Himalayan’s 410cc single cylinder. The teaser image shows styling cues that include spoke wheels, dual disc brakes and a long suspension travel at front similar to Impulse. We also expect ABS and FI in this motorcycle.
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On the other hand, Royal Enfield is targetting a big league with its 650cc parallel twin engine. Getting out 47Ps with 54Nm from a 650cc motor is not an achievement but, the long stroke engine can really go for years with a service interval of 10000kms. The company plans to put this as a heart in many configurations like CAFE Racer, Himalayan 650 and a Street motorcycle competing with Triumph Bonneville.