Next-gen Royal Enfield Classic with new hardware spied up close

07/07/2019 - 13:30 | ,  ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

New spy shots of the next-gen Royal Enfield Classic motorcycle have revealed various components that make it BS-VI compliant.

2020 Royal Enfield Classic Bs Vi
The new spy shot reveals the O2 sensor and catalytic converter of the 2020 Royal Enfield Classic.

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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
Gearbox 5-Speed 5-Speed

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.

2020 Royal Enfield Classic Bs Vi Top Box
The test mule has a top box, although it is most likely to carry the testing equipment. The official accessories will not include the top seen in the right side image.

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The next-gen Royal Enfield Classic could debut at Auto Expo 2020, with sales commenging soon after.


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