The 2018 Edition of the Milan Motorcycle Show (EICMA) was a landmark one for Royal Enfield. The Chennai-based manufacturer unveiled the new Royal Enfield Twins as well as the Royal Enfield KX Concept Bobber. However, the 2019 edition has been more about consolidating the existing line-up. The company has showcased six concept motorcycles and new colour options for the 2020 Himalayan. Here’s a quick walkaround of Royal Enfield’s stall at EICMA 2019:
2020 Royal Enfield Himalayan in new colours
Royal Enfield has showcased three new colours of the Royal Enfield Himalayan. The adventure-oriented motorcycle will gain two new glossy finish shades (Lake Blue and Rock Red) and one matte finish shade (Gravel Grey). We expect these new colours to be introduced with the BS-VI upgrade. Besides that, the rest of the motorcycle will remain the same.
The Lake Blue and Rock Red options get a blue and red shade on the fuel tank, rear luggage carrier and fuel tank guard. The matte finish option gets a grey shade. A new chrome attachment has also been spotted on all three colour options of the high-placed second front fender.
The powertrain is the same 411 cc air-cooled long-stroke engine which in BS-IV state produces 24.5 PS of power and 32 Nm of torque. Also, the 2020 Himalayan is expected to be slightly heavier than the outgoing version due to the changes required in meeting the upcoming emission norms. There will also be a price rise which we expect to be not more than INR 10,000.
Two Smoking Barrels
Based on the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650, Sinroja Motorcycles’ Two Smoking Barrels showcased at EICMA 2019 has won several accolades in the international arena. Previously, the bike has won the Wheels and Waves Punks Peak race and a 3rd place finish in the Glemseck 101 Sultans of Sprint race.
The custom motorcycle is a stripped-down version of the café racer with its kerb weight brought down from 205 kg to 150 kg. Also, the powerplant gets the big bore kit from S&S Cycle, increasing the engine displacement to 750 cc. New injectors, cams, ECU and twin-barrel exhausts are also part of the motorcycle. Adding more grunt to the engine, the bike was also fitted with a unique dry nitrous system sourced from Wizard of NOS. this system is housed under the seat where one usually finds the airbox and wiring.
Two Smoking Barrels even gets custom billet aluminium yokes, lighter, upside-down fork, Continental sourced rubber, carbon-fibre front fender and lightweight fasteners (including all nuts and bolts). Besides that, the bike also misses out on a rear suspension! Apart from a custom wiring loom, the bike gets a lightweight lithium-ion battery.
Nought Tea v1.0
This factory build, created in collaboration with Harris Performance, was showcased at Bike Shed 2019. A full race-styled fairing, smoked visor, LED headlamp and an aftermarket handlebar graces the Nought Tea v1.0 based on the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650. The conventional telescopic fork and twin springs at the rear are sourced from Ohlins.
The engine covers are painted glossy black, the air-intake system has been revised and the exhaust is a custom unit. Also, the rider-only setup with a rear cowl has been retained, while the back panel integrates the tail lamp. Even the indicators have been chopped off to save weight.
Nought Tea v2.0
If you think that the modified Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 above is a perfect café racer, the company has gone a step ahead with a 2nd version. Say hello to the Nought Tea v2.0. Royal Enfield and Harris Performance have managed to save 18.5 kilos of weight and have also increased the power to the rear wheel by 26%.
The suspension system includes fully adjustable Ohlins Retro43 RWU front fork up front and fully adjustable Ohlins STX36 rear twin shocks, both modified by Harris Performance. Besides that, the braking system is from Brembo, while the brake pads are sintered.
The fairing in the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Nought Tea v2.0 is a three-piece unit. Also, the cylinder head, throttle bodies, race camshaft, an upgraded ignition system, lighter chain and a 2into2 high flow headers and silencers.
This modified Royal Enfield Himalayan is another fine custom motorcycle from Bike Shed Show 2019 seen at the manufacturer’s stall at EICMA 2019. This custom Himalayan gets a four-pod projector light, a new seat, a different paint scheme and a single-sided swingarm. Besides that, the bike gets an alloy wheel at the rear, upside-down front fork and custom exhaust. That’s not all, this modified Royal Enfield Himalayan is fitted with a turbocharger sourced from Garrett.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is one of the most accessible and value for money neo-retro motorcycles on sale in India. However, this factory commissioned classic build by Baak Motocyclettes takes this even further. Showcased at the 2019 Wheels and Waves Festival, the Gallinella gets a new paint scheme, new spherical headlamp, a shortened front fender, and a new tail section. Also, the short exhaust pipes give the modified Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 a compact and minimalistic look.
An accessible factory-built Flat Tracker is something we still desire. There are rumours of a Royal Enfield 650 Twins-based Flat Tracker, but any confirmation for a production model is still awaited. Until that happens, here is a custom factory build made in association with Harris Performance. The bike gets a brazed steel tube frame and a specially developed suspension system made by Harris Performance.
The custom wheels are shod in the Twins FT and is fitted with Dunlop flat track tyres. Also, the bike is fitted with a big bore kit and S&S silencers. Besides that, the bike is fitted with all-carbon fibre bodywork developed by Royal Enfield technical centre in the UK.
Royal Enfield has also showcased several products from its existing portfolio, including the Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650, Bullet Trials Works Replica and Classic 500.