Last month, spy images of the 2020 Royal Enfield Classic revealed the revised instrument console and switchgear of the BS-VI compliant model. Using the new details revealed, our in-house digital artist Shoeb Kalania has created a rendering of the updated cockpit.
The switchgear, as revealed by the spy photographs, features a semi-digital layout. The speedometer will be an analogue unit, like on the old model, while the rest of the information will be available on a digital screen. The amp meter was missing from the test mule, so we let our imagination loose, and gave the rendered motorcycle a digital unit. The semi-digital unit looks far appealing than the current twin-pod display. The keyhole, like on the old model, will occupy the space on the left side of the console.
The new render also gives a glimpse at the rotary-style dials that will replace the current switchgear. The right side switchgear will feature an engine kill switch and ignition function in the same button. The left side will pack a high/low beam button with an integrated pass switch.
The most recent sighting of the 2020 Thunderbird X series motorcycle revealed that the rotary-style switchgear will be seen on almost all updated Royal Enfield products. Apart from the updated switchgear, the upcoming Royal Enfield BS-VI range will include a few tweaks to the engine to comply with the new norms. For starters, the 346 cc motor will benefit from a fuel injection system. The 499 cc mill, as regular readers will already know, comes with a fuel injector as standard.
The performance numbers are not likely to be much different from the existing range. The 346 cc and the 499 cc single-cylinder motors will continue to use air-cooled layout. The smaller displacement mill will make close to 20.07 PS of power at 5,250 rpm and 28 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The higher displacement version will pump out about 27.57 PS at 5,250 rpm and 41.3 Nm at 4,000 rpm.
The BS-VI compliant Royal Enfield range's launch may get delayed due to a copyright infringement lawsuit from New Delhi-based Flash Electronics.