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Bullet: Royal Enfield to bring drastic changes you need to know about

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 June 2018, 11:43 IST

Royal Enfield is world's oldest bike that is still manufacturing and active in the market. With the passing time, it has become the icon of the Indian roads with its sound recognisable from a mile. However, it has always been the common notion that the Bullet is an old-school bike with some of the most ancient looks present in present day's bikes in the market.

However, this notion needs a change as there have been numerous signs of modern changes coming in the ancient motorcycle!

An all-new parallel twin engine: The bike will soon get an all-new transmission and the clutch will be the part of the new engine from the Royal Enfield brand.

Royal Enfield will soon launch the Interceptor and the Continental GT 650 that will become the first two modern-age bikes powered by the all-new parallel-twin Royal Enfield engine.

Over the years, Royal Enfiled increased their speed but they have stuck with the 5-speed gearbox for a really long time while many other manufacturers in the market have already switched from 5 to 6-speed transmission system.

However, The all-new Royal Enfield 650cc will come with an all-new 6-speed gearbox and that's not all, the bike will also have on offer a slipper clutch, which is not very common in the budget segment.

One more significant change is expected in the form of introducing the rear disc brakes with Classic, Himalayan and Thunderbird models. Disc brakes are considered safer and more reliable compared with drum brakes. They bring down the braking distance drastically.

Royal Enfield's President, Rudratej Pratap, said the company is working on an all-new electric motorcycle platform. It is a quite modern approach and Royal Enfield is expected to be ready with their product when the electric wave comes in. However, we all will miss the signature thump of the Royal Enfield bikes.

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First published: 7 June 2018, 11:43 IST