New spy shots of the next-gen Royal Enfield Classic motorcycle have revealed various components that make it BS-VI compliant.
Almost all BS-VI compliant motorcycle will come equipped with a fuel-injection system, ECU, closed-loop catalytic converter and a lambda (O2) sensor. The latest spy photographs catch the O2 sensor and the catalytic converter of the 2020 Royal Enfield Classic. The engine, too, has received mild revisions in the form of an updated casing, while the kick-starter has been removed. The rear of the motorcycle holds a massive top-box but that is most likely to carry the testing equipment and it will not be available as an accessory.
The source report suggests that the engine may receive a displacement bump in the BS-VI iteration. The increased displacement should improve performance numbers. The air-cooling layout will be retained in the BS-VI iteration. The current generation Classic range uses a 346 cc motor and a 499 cc motor. Check out the performance numbers below:
|Model||Classic 350||Classic 500|
|Displacement||346 cc||499 cc|
|Engine Type||single cylinder, air-cooled with a carburettor||single cylinder, air-cooled with fuel injected|
|Max Power||20.07 PS at 5,250 rpm||27.57 PS at 5,250 rpm|
|Max Torque||28 Nm at 4,000 rpm||41.3 Nm at 4,000 rpm|
Meanwhile, another set of spy images from the same source revealed the new instrument console of the next-gen Classic range, revealing the semi-digital layout to display ride related information. Apart from the revised instrument console, the spy photographs also revealed adjustable brake lever on the test mule. The new switchgear on the BS-VI Classic range will include rotary dials for the engine kill and high/low beam functions.
The BS-VI Classic range will be built around the company’s new J architecture that it will share with the next-generation Thunderbird and Bullet range. The hardware specifications would be retained from the current generation model and the 2020 Classic range will continue to use traditional telescopic forks and twin-sided springs at the front and back respectively to perform the shock absorption tasks. Braking department will be governed by disc brakes governed by dual-channel ABS.
The next-gen Royal Enfield Classic could debut at Auto Expo 2020, with sales commenging soon after.