The Royal Enfield Concept KX bobber has been unveiled at the EICMA 2018. The Concept KX bobber uses an all-new 838cc V-twin motor.
The Concept KX bobber is a modern reincarnation of the Royal Enfield Model KX, which was first introduced in 1936. Royal Enfield has maintained the overall low-slung design of the vintage bike on the Concept KX bobber. In fact, even the V-twin engine has a similar layout as compared to the 1,140cc V-twin engine on the Model KX.
According to the company, work on the Royal Enfield Concept KX bobber started in March 2017 and was initiated as a fun project. The company envisages a future flagship bobber model through this concept. Royal Enfield is reportedly working of multiple motorcycles, of which, the K platform is likely to spawn the Concept KX bobber.
The Royal Enfield Concept KX bobber features an elongated fuel tank that is finished in a shade of British Racing Green. The motorcycle comes with an all-LED headlight with DRLs, chopped fenders and a single leather-wrapped seat. Suspension duties are shouldered by a girder fork up front and a mono-shock at the rear, which is neatly hidden into the chassis.
Powering the Royal Enfield Concept KX bobber is an 838cc, V-twin engine with oil cooling and fuel injection. The engine is jointly developed by Royal Enfield and Polaris Industries in the UK. The motor reportedly develops 90 hp of maximum power and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
Braking is aided by twin discs up front and a single rotor at the rear with standard ABS. The motorcycle features a digital instrument cluster and a single-sided swingarm, while the bike rides on machined alloy wheels. If launched, the Royal Enfield Concept KX bobber will rival the Triumph Bobber, Harley Davidson Forty-Eight and the Indian Scout Bobber.