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Re: Royal Enfield Working on a 650-700cc Parallel Twin
« 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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Re: Royal Enfield Working on a 650-700cc Parallel Twin
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2017, 03:47:16 pm »
It looks pretty wide across the beam.

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Re: Royal Enfield Working on a 650-700cc Parallel Twin
« 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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Re: Royal Enfield Working on a 650-700cc Parallel Twin
« 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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Re: Royal Enfield Working on a 650-700cc Parallel Twin
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2017, 06:14:34 pm »
They fooled me Jerry!!

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Re: Royal Enfield Working on a 650-700cc Parallel Twin
« 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

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Re: Royal Enfield Working on a 650-700cc Parallel Twin
« 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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Re: Royal Enfield Working on a 650-700cc Parallel Twin
« 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. Pich 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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Re: Royal Enfield Working on a 650-700cc Parallel Twin
« 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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Re: Royal Enfield Working on a 650-700cc Parallel Twin
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Re: Royal Enfield Working on a 650-700cc Parallel Twin
« 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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Re: Royal Enfield Working on a 650-700cc Parallel Twin
« 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.

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Re: Royal Enfield Working on a 650-700cc Parallel Twin
« 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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Re: Royal Enfield Working on a 650-700cc Parallel Twin
« 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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Re: Royal Enfield Working on a 650-700cc Parallel Twin
« 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.