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Old 1st April 2012, 22:38   #1
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Likely to be fitted with the pushrod engine system in line with the company’s current engine family, the new bike may be powered by a 600cc to 1000cc engine and cater to customer demand in the higher horsepower category


Royal Enfield, part of the Eicher Group, is considering introducing a twin-cylinder motorcycle in India over the next three years. Likely to be fitted with the pushrod engine system in line with the company’s current engine family, the new bike may be powered by a 600cc to 1000cc engine and cater to customer demand in the higher horsepower category.
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Good to see some developments on this topic.

Had discussed about this news earlier in the below link.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...-monsters.html (Royal Enfield to make 1000cc monsters?)
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Before that they should clean up and bringup the quality of existing models and make them trouble free. Can't guess whats in store of RE issues with 2 cylinders!
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RE has great potential if they get their QC right. RE enjoys brand recall globally, and could compete with Triumph and Harley, if they start concentrating on their core strengths (and not go making Harley clones), and improve their QC.

My very first motorcycle as an 18 year old was a brand new Royal Enfield Machismo A350. It was one from the first few batches and was plagued with break-downs. But it was a blast nevertheless!

12 years and 15 motorcycles down the line, I am not sure if I would go back to an RE, for I am not sure if they have taken any significant step forward in quality.
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I am happy to see RE in this new sky's-the-limit mode, but would like to reflect the common sentiment about them sorting out their QC problems atleast in parallel. Finishing food on their plate first.
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RE entering the worm hole to another technological dimension But are the crew prepared ? The current single cylinder air cooled engine is sometimes elusive for the RE service. Multi cylinder motorbike ;carb synchronization (if it would be the carbed version) - All we can do is hope and pray that everything gets right.
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Mu ha ha ha (the evil laugh, hope i got it right) is what i feel RE will be doing post every sale. At the risk of sounding negative towards a home grown twin, let me say problems with design or inferior materials-machining cannot be wrenched out (even with hopeful prayers), so RE (& buyers) better watch out. & yeah RE have developed a fascination for deep pockets as well.

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I just wish the Royal Enfield Meteor is relaunched! 700 cc
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