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on: August 31, 2012, 02:53:21 pm
Royal Enfield Working on a 650-700cc Parallel Twin... :)
http://bikeadvice.in/royal-enfield-650-700cc-parallel-twin/


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Reply #1 on: September 01, 2012, 01:01:00 pm
That article is almost 2 years old.
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Reply #2 on: September 01, 2012, 09:03:33 pm
yeah you are right, they are on schedule about the cafe racer as the report said (i have posted video of the cafe racer on another post) so i am hoping to see  Parallel Twin soon....


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Reply #4 on: March 26, 2013, 09:54:11 pm
 The Factory Cafe Racers double down tube cradle frame looks like it was made for a 750cc parallel twin.

 Odd too is how the center seam of the UCE crank case is offset to the left of the center line.

 My gut hunch is that when the P twin is finally unveiled it will be UCE technology based, use as many off the shelf parts as practical and be nestled in a version of the Cafe Racer frame.
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Reply #5 on: March 27, 2013, 06:17:53 pm
Spoke with a dealer last month. He informed me that REM has no plans for a twin of any sort.
 No V-twin or parallel ....nothing.

And why would RE want to try anything risky when they seem to have a waiting list for a new single.
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Reply #6 on: April 01, 2013, 01:25:21 am
  Highly interesting. 

 What the dealer says is at odds with what the CEO said in previous interviews.

Is this a new development ?

 Did the dealer say where he got the info ?



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Reply #7 on: April 01, 2013, 09:13:43 am
  Highly interesting. 

 What the dealer says is at odds with what the CEO said in previous interviews.

Is this a new development ?

 Did the dealer say where he got the info ?


Yeah, I was under the impression that RE WAS trying to build newer technology engines while retaining the vintage look.  Hence why the UCE and the new Cafe Racer were designed.  I'm sure we will be hearing more about these plans in this upcoming year.  It would be exciting for RE to come back with a twin, V or Parallel.

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Reply #8 on: May 03, 2013, 04:39:32 pm
It is a parallel twin 750. From CMW. I think it will be called the Intercepter. Waddaya think the new factory is for? Why would you think they'd come out with a V-twin? Hardley's building factory over there. You think Enfield would bump heads directly with them?
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Reply #9 on: May 12, 2013, 02:50:06 pm
It is a parallel twin 750. From CMW. I think it will be called the Intercepter. Waddaya think the new factory is for? Why would you think they'd come out with a V-twin? Hardley's building factory over there. You think Enfield would bump heads directly with them?
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Somebody  wrote on the Hitchcock's forum about a quote from Classic Bike magazine May issue, that it would be out by 2015.
Parallel twin. No solid info on the displacement.
Rumors are that it will be called Interceptor.


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Reply #10 on: May 14, 2013, 08:51:12 am
http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/blog/2013/05/rode-the-cafe-racer-jealous-yet/

Hmmm...  When the twin turns up I may just sell the HD....
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Reply #11 on: May 14, 2013, 07:33:24 pm
Please let the twin have a kickstarter   


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Reply #12 on: May 14, 2013, 08:02:41 pm
Please let the twin have a kickstarter

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Reply #13 on: June 13, 2013, 11:57:45 am
Does anyone have any idea when the Cafe Racer will be out?
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Reply #14 on: June 13, 2013, 12:30:18 pm
Does anyone have any idea when the Cafe Racer will be out?
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Latest rumor is that they will be in the USA later this fall.

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Reply #15 on: March 24, 2017, 01:10:15 pm
Here is a youtube video of a bike that looks like the RE twin on the road: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILq7-tFtmxo&feature=youtu.be

The video doesnt show much at all of the bike but its looking more real than not.


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Reply #16 on: March 24, 2017, 03:47:16 pm
It looks pretty wide across the beam.


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Reply #17 on: May 08, 2017, 01:23:13 pm
after aquiring Harris, wouldn't they be testing bikes in the UK close to the new R&D facilities?  Also, how come the guy wouldn't try to get beside the bike?  I wonder if that was a setup....


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Reply #18 on: May 13, 2017, 08:27:48 pm
These rumours have been going on for years now. Wasn't it meant to be delivered last month (or the month before). I am guessing 2019 ::)
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Reply #19 on: May 31, 2017, 06:14:34 pm
They fooled me Jerry!!


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Reply #20 on: June 01, 2017, 10:10:06 pm
after aquiring Harris, wouldn't they be testing bikes in the UK close to the new R&D facilities?  Also, how come the guy wouldn't try to get beside the bike?  I wonder if that was a setup....

 I assume they would have Harris & Co. doing testing discreetly for product development and hand picked RE factory riders doing public road testing in India for publicity.

 In this spy video the P-Twin test mule pulls away quite handily from a pursuing bike several times. The pursuer hits a peak speed of 160 KPH attempting to catch the P-Twin but only does so when traffic congestion forces it to slow. Given the conditions I think both riders are either cool, brave and talented or absolutely mental.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCv8NxnQJH8

 Listen closely for an fleeting brief aural glimpse of the P-Twins exhaust song.
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Reply #21 on: June 09, 2017, 09:29:28 am
I'll go with mental, along with all the other drivers/rides shown. No signals, no lane control (no lanes?), massive speed differential, stopped bikes and cars everywhere, what the hell! That was nerve wracking to watch.
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Reply #22 on: June 09, 2017, 10:24:51 am
In India anything above 100kmh is deadly.

In the 80ies after the oil crisis F. Piƫch the chairman of Audi back than gave an interview in which he specifically pointed out the development advantage of german motorways with partially no speed limits. If one can't test something it's impossible to know if it's going to work. What a handicap that is testing highway speeds in India is very well demonstrated in that clip.
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Reply #23 on: June 09, 2017, 01:22:52 pm
I saw the same video on an Indian web site and had the same thoughts.

Those guys are totally nuts.
The amazing thing wasn't the speed the RE Twin was running. 
The amazing thing is that both riders survived.

IMO, riding that much faster than the traffic around them is just plain stupid.
Especially when rider with the helmet cam spent over 20 seconds, several times, looking at his speedometer and not at the road.

I saw speeds of 130-150+ kmph.  That's 81- 93 mph.
  (For those interested, at 80 mph, the bike would have covered 1320 feet (1/4 mile) in those 20 seconds he spent trying to get a video shot of the speedometer.)   :o
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Reply #25 on: August 12, 2017, 04:13:21 pm
Bonneville Inspired!  Why no... surely that has to be the Interceptor mk3.
At least I do hope so!
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Reply #26 on: August 12, 2017, 05:43:43 pm
RE at Bradford on Avon actually built a Series 3 Interceptor prototype with an 800cc engine. Very good it was too, by all accounts, but sadly this was at the very end of UK manufactured RE twins after Redditch had already closed, and the model never went into volume production.

http://weroyalriders.com/the-205-kmph-royal-enfield-motorbike/1733/





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Reply #27 on: August 12, 2017, 07:22:43 pm
I suspect the author of that story referring to a Bonneville is too young to know Royal Enfield ever made big vertical twins back in the 1950's and '60's.
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Reply #28 on: August 12, 2017, 09:07:08 pm
Royal Enfield needs to fire their rider immediately.
That was one of the worst cases of utter disregard
for others on a motorcycle that I have ever seen.
The chase rider is just an idiot and Darwin will take care of him.
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Reply #29 on: November 07, 2017, 07:51:19 am
Royal Enfield's new 650cc twin to be showcased at #EICMA 2017.
This new 648cc parallel twin engine will produce 47bhp of power and 52Nm of torque. A motorcycle with this engine is expected by mid-2018.