Monday, December 17, 2012

Royal Enfield Cafe Racer specs: Power, weight, price

The Royal Enfield Cafe Racer was unveiled in a video posted on Motorcycle Daily.
We learn more details about the Royal Enfield Cafe Racer in a video of its unveiling this month at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show, as posted on Motorcycle Daily.

For one thing, we learn that it will be a "2014" model, because it is expected to be for sale in the United States so late in 2013 — not until July or August.

In the video, Royal Enfield USA vice president Ron Greene reveals these additional details:

  • Price is expected to be $7,295.
  • It will have a larger single-cylinder motor — 535cc instead of Royal Enfield's standard 500cc.
  • Power jumps 9 horsepower to a supposed 36hp thanks to displacement, exhaust and tuning differences. (Royal Enfield horses are typically more Shetland than Clydesdale.)
  • It will be 47 pounds lighter than other Royal Enfields, weighing as little as 358 pounds.
  • The sophisticated new frame was designed by the same folks who design Ducatis. Its suspension is unique to the Cafe Racer.
  • It will come with a two-year unlimited warranty.
  • Accessories will include aluminum fenders instead of plastic; aluminum upper and lower triple trees; a single seat or a dual seat; two sets of exhaust systems; two styles of handlebars; steel, aluminum or plastic gas tanks; and different gear ratios available for use in a potential "spec racing" class.

The accessory list alone makes it an intriguing prospect. What would yours look like?

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12/18/2012

    nice looking bike,wonder if it will come in racing green?


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