There are no shortage of surprises that EICMA 2018 had in store for Milan. One such is the Royal Enfield KX concept. This was designed as a tribute to the 1930’s KX beauty. The classic British green colour adorned motorcycle has been designed in the Royal Enfield’s in-house studio.
The concept draws its power from a 838 cc v-twin motor (designed in association with Polaris), which used to be one of the largest v-twins during the 30s. The power produce will be 90 Ps and the torque produced will be 100 Nm. Further technical specifications have not yet been announced. Its a beauty is the least to say, with its low slammed styling its nearly a slayer. It is almost marvelous to witness the designers have brought together, the old fashioned headlight nacelle along with a modernized suspension system, girder type front forks. It seems like this concept has come along with a plethora of expectations for the future RE models.
The bike being a concept is pretty detailed, the crank cover of the engine or the offset fuel tank lid are witness enough, completed with the floating saddle. The swinging arm design is interesting and the fender which bends along the wheel is neat enough. Again the wheels have brought together the past and the present where radially mounted calipers stops the modern rubber. The illuminated LEDs complete the look, along with the instrumentation which makes your ride more comfortable.
The middleweight motorcycle segment is going to be a hotcake soon and this concept is the pioneer of the future. Needless to say if this motorcycle is available in dealerships, it will not be costing anything less than a fortune. The commoners will have to wait for at least a few years down the line. Let us expect we don’t have to stick to playful and simple riding days.