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Video: Meet Royal Enfield KX 1140cc – The Twin cylinder monster from 1938

You would have seen a number of Royal Enfield modified bikes for sale in your lifetime but nothing comes to the resorted Royal Enfield KX 1140. The motorcycle was promoted by the tag “The last word in luxury motorcycles!” in its early stages and was considered as one of the finest bikes of its time. As clear from the images, the bike comes with a tank attached gear handle that is used to shift gears on demand. It runs on a 1140cc twin-cylinder engine which worked along with a 4-speed gearbox. This configuration allowed the bike comfortable ride along with a sidecar attached to its frame. It still is considered to be one of the rarest Royal Enfield bikes present in the world today, and can easily fetch its owner close to Rs 35 lakh to Rs 40 lakh or more if maintained in a decent condition.

See the video below to hear its V-twin noise.

Stay tuned as we bring you more such interesting news from the automotive world today.

Also read about all the upcoming Royal Enfield bikes in India here.


Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT spotted in new colors, to launch soon

The Chennai based retro bike making company Royal Enfield has planned a couple of motorcycles for this year and the Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650 is one of those. The was recently spotted in rather new black/grey and white/red color schemes which can be among the new paint schemes in which company is planning to sell these bikes in the country. Though before going any further, you should know that these bikes were not spotted on the Indian soil but in Australia.

Talking about the Continental GT 650, the bikes have received new paint in the form of part black-part grey tank with a yellow stripe running vertically. While the Interceptor 650 has been updated with a white tank with the low end gets red treatment. While portions like side panels, front fender, and rims all are commonly black painted.

Both the bike though are separated by design and paints, but at the heart runs on the same 648cc, parallel-twin, air-cooled engine that is capable of churning out 47bhp and 52Nm of torque. Also, the company has planned to give these bikes dual-channel ABS for maximum safety. While assist and slipper clutch can also be seen on both the bikes.


The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 price and Continental GT price in India is expected to fall around Rs 3 lakh to Rs 3.2 lakh. Though at present there is no technical competition for both these bikes but they expect to lock horns with the Harley-Davidson Street 750 which stands as even more premium product than these two.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Classic 500 rear disc brake to launch soon

Apart from the new rear disc brake, both the bikes will also be utilizing a new swingarm from the famous Thunderbird series which is expected to improve the overall riding dynamics of these bikes. With the disc brake variants of these bikes, the only bike that will remain separate without a disc brake in the entire lineup will Royal Enfield Bullet.

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The Royal Enfield Classic 350 new Gun Grey color also looks astonishing. This color scheme is significant on the fuel-tank, mudguards, side boxes, on the other hand, there is certain matte black touch on the sticker sets. The new Classic 350 seats come in contrast color.

The Royal Enfield Classic 350 new Stealth Black color looks impressive too. The bits like headlamp ring, handlebar and its clamp and the spoked wheels come finished in black on the flip side, front and rear mudguards, fuel-tank, toolbox and the air-filter box comes finished in matte black color.

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Royal Enfield Classic 350 Rear Disc Brake Engine and Specification:

Talking about the engine, the Classic 350 runs on the same 350cc single-cylinder engine. It churns out the same 19.8 HP of power and 28 Nm of torque. The company has not brought any changes in terms of better cooling system or new injection in the 350 Classic.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Rear Disc Brake Engine and Specification:

On the flip side, the Classic 500 get a new fuel-injection, while utilizing the same 499cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine that produces earlier 27.2bhp of maximum power and 41.3Nm of peak torque. Both these motorcycles come mated to a 5-speed gearbox.

The Classic 350 ABS or in fact the Classic 500 ABS is not expected in the near future, as the brand is currently more interesting in researching and developing the 750cc twin-cylinder bike that can compete in a higher or more premium market, locking horns with other bike makers such as Triumph and Ducati.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Gunmetal Grey Rear Disc Brake Price: 1.60 L (OTR Chennai)

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Rear Disc Brake Price: 2.05 L (OTR Chennai)

Royal Enfield grows by 25.5 per cent last month

The Chennai-based retro motorcycle making company, Royal Enfield has been stepping up the growth ladder at quite a significant rate, especially from the last few years. According to the recent sales reports, the company has grown by overall 25.5 per cent in the month of May 2017. The company has sold a total of 60,696 units excluding exports when compared to the 48,604 units the company sold in May 2016.
The company majorly sold 350cc models and the growth recorded went up to 29 per cent as the company sold 55,823 units of it. royal-enfield2

On the other hand, Royal Enfield only sold 873 units of it and 350cc+ model sales recorded an overall dip of 10 per cent.
Talking about the export figures, the company again recorded a huge growth in the form of 2049 units sold as opposite to the 1372 units sold in May 2016. The reason why Royal Enfield might have experienced such a humongous growth is the fact that the company started off with direct operations in Brazil which is the 4th largest 2-wheeler market around the globe. Stay tuned!

Royal Enfield Redditch series launched at Rs 1,46,093

The legendary Chennai-based motorcycle making company, Royal Enfield, has recently introduced its famous Classic 350 motorcycles in the Redditch models. These motorcycles have been launched to honor the birthplace of the company which is Redditch, Birmingham in the UK. The Redditch facility served in the World Wars but soon after 1950, the facility was shifted from the UK to India.


The new paint jobs on the MY 2017 Classic 350 models have been inspired by the ‘Flying Flea’ model that was on sale back in 1950. The ‘Flying Flea’ model was a 2-stroke motorcycle with a displacement of 125cc. The bike was initially named Royal Baby but the name was then changed to Flying Flea after being regularly air-dropped in the area of need.


The three new colors include Redditch Red, Redditch Green, and Redditch Blue. At the launch, Mr. Rudratej (Rudy) Singh, President, Royal Enfield said, “Royal Enfield launched the Classic in 2008 based on its popular ‘J2’ model, as our brand has always taken inspiration from its rich heritage to come up with evocative motorcycles in the modern era. The Classic then became one of the most loved motorcycles from Royal Enfield. Looking back into our decades-old legacy, we have given Classic a makeover taking cues from the motorcycles produced at Redditch, Royal Enfield’s birthplace UK. The Royal Enfield Redditch series will be available at Rs 1,46,093 (on-road Delhi)”

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Meet Maverick, who was once a Royal Enfield Classic 350

The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is clearly the first choice for the bike builders when it comes to bike modifications. A Pune-based bike customization house, Dochaki Designs has come up with an awesome looking scrambler 350 based on the iconic RE Classic 350. The bike has been christened Maverick. The bike took around 60 days to come out in its final scrambler form.


Maverick gets an extended swing arm, redesigned scrambler seat, shock boots, new fender, headlight, exhaust assembly and also chassis has been altered to increase the ground clearance on the bike. Also, it’s tank capacity has been increased up by 20% for a longer range. The best part about the bike is the blue Top-Gun inspired retro paint scheme it gets on the fuel tank and the side body panels. A puny round tail light sits at the place of the stock tail light of the bike and also the bike’s spokes are shod with chunky tyres to give a slightly rugged feel. The engine, on the other hand, stays untouched and nothing has been tweaked to bring out any change in performance.


We certainly liked the minimalistic work carried on to change the whole of the look from the stock bike. Maverick gets a thumbs up from ACG! Stay tuned for more exciting updates like this.

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5 solid reasons why Royal Enfield motorcycles suck

We probably will be called idiots for writing out such an article which criticizes a legendary motorcycling company like Royal Enfield straight on the face. But are we the only one to do so? No! As we have come across many people already who want to share their ‘Not so good’ experiences of owning a Royal Enfield and here we will tell you 5 solid reasons which make these motorcycles an agony.


  1. Pathetic after sales services

It’s not new, it’s known to everybody. Royal Enfield doesn’t really care about after sales services as much as other brands of its class do. One time or the other, parts will fell off the bike and if you visit the service center with one problem, you will come back with 10 more. Riders generally rely more on private service centers rather than Royal Enfield’s own service stations.

Royal Enfield has been selling motorcycles in such big numbers that it, of course, is becoming a pain for the brand to manage everything at one place. Also, a major part of brand’s revenue is generated straight from service and spare parts and now you can easily figure out why these bikes need servicing so often.

  1. Big engines, puny power

These are big bikes with big engines and what does they churn out? Well, not enough. Its most advanced 411cc engine as seen on the Himalayan only makes 24bhp and 32Nm of torque. Well, okay let’s not count the power figures but still torque figures too are low when considering the size of the engines these bikes utilizes. Leaving aside the figures, the sprint time from 0-100 is nothing sort of fast. These bikes are big, bulky and lazy, which can only be enjoyed on long open highways rather than twists and turns.


  1. Vibrations too high

These bikes are good to ride only in a specific rpm band. A Royal Enfield will treat you well when cruising anywhere at speeds between 40km/hr to 80km/hr. Ride too slow or ride too fast, the vibrations from the engine will shake you from head to toe. In some bike likes Bullet 500, Electra and even the Classic 350, the vibrations at the handlebar really take a toll and that makes harder to see anything in the rearview mirrors. The vibration level is sorted a bit in the Himalayan but in other RE bikes, it’s unbearable.

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  1. Too loud

The RE bikes are made to be loud and distinctive right from their standard form but most of the RE owner’s mentality is ‘mine is louder than yours.’ and that’s the agony. Some exhausts on these bikes are modified to an extent that they can be clearly heard from miles, and trust us as we say this ‘we hate those people with such dumbass exhausts.’ Generally, all muscle bikes are made to be loud and distinctive, but other bikes sound too sweet to be questioned. Have you heard anyone saying this Harley sounds terrible? or that Bonneville is a pain to ears? Definitely no, because they don’t suck. They sound incredibly good. On the other hand, a modified Royal Enfield will make you regret god gave you ears.


  1. Stone age technology

The RE bikes that are still on sale today, uses the same stone-age technology they were built on decades ago. The most recent technology Royal Enfield gave to its bikes is a fuel-injection system. Even after paying close to Rs 1.5 lakh average on a Royal Enfield you don’t even get an ABS and that is quite depressing. Let’s just compare a KTM 390 Duke and a Royal Enfield Continental GT café Racer.

The 2017 KTM 390 Duke comes with ABS, Slipper Clutch, Fuel-injection system, ride-by-wire technology, LCD display with smartphone connectivity and yes power modes as well. And the most costly Royal Enfield, the Continental GT Café racer? Well, yes it has the fuel-injection system and everything else is marked NO for the GT. While the KTM is only Rs 20,000 costlier than the Royal Enfield’s flagship bike.

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First ever modified Royal Enfield Himalayan has arrived and it looks A.W.E.S.O.M.E!!

Just put the word ‘Royal Enfield’ and the first thing that appears on the internet is modified Bullet 350 photos from around the country. We have seen many forms of customized Royal Enfield Classic 350 motorcycles too as it being the favorite choice for bike modification houses. On the contrary, nobody has dared to mess around with RE’s brand new adventure tourer, the Himalayan, but not anymore. As there is one bike customizing house that has always surprised us with its builds.


Inline3 Custom Motorcycles have just come up with their 5th project, the salt racer Himalayan. The bike has been given this name due to its design, though it’s not official yet. The custom house has designed this bike for the South Delhi Motorcycles which is known to be the largest Royal Enfield dealership in Delhi. The bike has been built to set up for a display at the biggest Royal Enfield dealership in Delhi.

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Talking about the bike, nobody can guess it being a Royal Enfield Himalayan. The original body panels have been pulled off and replaced with the Salt café Racers inspired aluminum body parts. The ample use of aluminum has also dropped the overall weight of the bike by 20kgs and that only means the bike is faster than before. Talking about the tyres, the bike now comes wearing Firestone rubbers instead of the stock tyres. While the engine has not been touched and still pushes out similar output figures which are 25 bhp at 6500 rpm and 32 Nm of torque at 4000-4500 rpm. We have really liked the design on this new build from Inline3 Customs, share your views on the same in the comment section below.

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The 750cc twin-cylinder Royal Enfield to be launched by late 2017

It is not hidden that the Chennai based retro bikemaker, Royal Enfield has been working on a 750cc twin-cylinder bike from a long time now. The bikemaker has done a praiseworthy job of keeping the bike away from paparazzi as not many times we have got a chance to look at the upcoming big cc motorcycle from Royal Enfield.


Royale Enfield’s big boss, Mr. Siddhartha Lal revealed company’s plans of going higher in the cc game and venturing into big bikes in future. While there isn’t much to say on the bike right now but as per reports the bike will be based on a modified Continental GT chassis and will be equipped with conventional shock absorbers in the front and rear. As per images, it will feature dual exhaust system on either side of the bike, 

We can expect the bike to be launched by late 2017 at a price point of Rs 2.5 lakh.

With the launch of the new 750 bike, Royal Enfield is planning on giving the Harley-Davidson Street 750 a run for its money thing. Stay tuned as ACG brings you more updates on the same.