Royal Enfield To Introduce Cafe Racer Model, Diesel Bikes And To Enter The 750 cc Twin Cylinder Market

Royal Enfield unveiled the Cafe Racer concept featured here at the Delhi 2010 Auto Expo and gave the green light for production with availability in 1 year. The company is also planning to re-introduce diesel models to the Indian market (it was the 1st motorcycle manufacturer to produce them in this country during the late 90’s.) So many manufacturers are rushing to the Indian market that Royal Enfield also decided to move into the 750 cc v-twin market to face new foreign competition.

Based in Chennai, India Royal Enfield motorcycles demand remains well above the company’s capacity, now at 75,000 units per year. Royal Enfield.

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20 Responses to “Royal Enfield To Introduce Cafe Racer Model, Diesel Bikes And To Enter The 750 cc Twin Cylinder Market”


  1. 1 Bryan Oct 4th, 2011 at 11:48 am

    It seems that all brands are trying something new, except Harley…

  2. 2 fuji Oct 4th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Bryan . Dead on.
    ————————————–
    I read they were building a larger factory.

    If the V-twin looks as good as the bike above. Bingo !

    To much fun here. I will bet this gets 65 responses. Tally up

  3. 3 bigalyts Oct 4th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    What are you Nit Wits talking about? Harley is always doing something new! They just don’t discuss it with you 2. I guarantee you that if Harley designed a “Simpleton” Motorcycle like a Royal Enfield they could do so in 11 minutes. Do you think Royal Enfield just pulled that new Cafe 750 out of their Hat? Royal Enfield Built the same Motorcycle for Years and Years and just Dressed the same Motorcycle in different trim and paint schemes. This Factory builds $5,000 Motorcycles and raised their prices $2-$3,000 since they developed a minor Dealer Network.

  4. 4 Luis Oct 4th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Considering that my job has been sent to india more than once, I’ll pass.

  5. 5 36 Special @ Open Road Biker Oct 4th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    India, the new China

  6. 6 Kustoms and Choppers Oct 4th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    As for everyone trying something new expect harley, I think its because in America a lot of people prefer custom built choppers using licensed Harley engines (usually S&S) rather than a performance stock bike and most of the stock Harley crowd are just old guys in there 40s.

  7. 7 Eric Maurer Oct 4th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    as long as its cheap, it will probably do very well.

  8. 8 Norm Oct 5th, 2011 at 1:53 am

    Obviously will be a copy of the Carberry of which there is 10 of them running around Australia now

  9. 9 Paul Aiken Oct 5th, 2011 at 5:54 am

    Looks pretty slick but the cafe craze is today. Still, it will sell. I like it!

  10. 10 ultrat ';'; Oct 5th, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Old guys in there 40s !!! I resemble that remark 15 years ago ..long live the flh….

  11. 11 fuji Oct 5th, 2011 at 9:21 am

    bigalyts just talking here.

    What are you Nit Wits talking about?

    Who’s the Nit Wit here ?

    1. Harley is always doing something new!.

    Reply. Only what they can copy from any other builder or manufacturer to stay in the trend. Give example please on the new. Make it something that involves technology and designed by the Motor Co other than Buell, V-Rod which has / had an engine designed outside the Co.

    2. They just don’t discuss it with you 2

    Reply. True, No communication just Harley simpleton dialogue for the Nit Wits. LOL Pulling doors off of dog cages with more hoarse power.is more like it. LOL

    3. I guarantee you that if Harley designed a “Simpleton” Motorcycle like a Royal Enfield they could do so in 11 minutes

    Reply. True, and they did just that. So the Nit Wits can work on it or assume. Right?

    4. Do you think Royal Enfield just pulled that new Cafe 750 out of their Hat?

    Reply.

    A . First off its not a ” 750″ but a 500 cc single Cafe bike. Any Nit Wit would know that. Pictures are a great benefit take a close look.

    B. I would assume that they pulled the cafe bike off the “drawing board ” rather than their “anal orifice”.

    C. The V -twin is slated to be a 750 Right? OF course any nit wit can read that .” Its the head line”. LOL

    5. Royal Enfield Built the same Motorcycle for Years and Years and just Dressed the same Motorcycle in different trim and paint schemes.

    Reply. Sure glad that HD doesn’t doe that, all Hi Tech and all. Harley is always doing something new!. Of course they are ask Willy . High tech stuff for the Wits. LOL

    6. This Factory builds $5,000 Motorcycles and raised their prices $2-$3,000 since they developed a minor Dealer Network.

    Reply. Good information I cant debate where I cant find information.

  12. 12 Kroeter Oct 5th, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Nothing new from Harley?! What about the Rocker, the Crossbones, the Switchback? ha ha

  13. 13 Brad Oct 5th, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Still waiting for Honda to bring the CB1100 to the States. Apparently they think it won’t sell here.

  14. 14 fuji Oct 5th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Kroeter – I forgot about those stunning bikes. They put motorcycling on its ear for sure. Ha. Ha

  15. 15 nicker Oct 6th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    V-Twin design is nothing new to Royal Enfield.

    Bret Clover was racing one of-em in 1911 (at Brooklands).
    Even with stops for a fouled plug and a flat tire, his #17 finished 3rd.

    There aren’t that many “new” things to be had these days…… :-)

    -nicker-

  16. 16 The Vintagent Oct 10th, 2011 at 10:07 am

    @nicker; A little history:
    Royal Enfield of England built v-twins models using proprietary engines (JAP, MAG) and a few of their own engines, from around 1910-1939. The KX1100 was a fine machine, every bit as fast as a Brough Superior, without all the flash. It handled and stopped better than a BS too. Enfield India had a license to build the Bullet model from the 1950s…

    When the Royal Enfield company went under ca.’71, the Indian Enfield was still a viable company and vehicle, the best bike you could buy made in India at the time (still true actually).

    Matt Holder of Birmingham bought the Royal Enfield name and rights along with the Velocette name and rights (he already owned Scott and Vincent too) in 1972, and continued to supply parts for Royal Enfield singles, twins, and two-strokes for decades. Four years ago, Enfield India began calling themselves ‘Royal Enfield'; Holder sued, and lost, as he trades under ‘The Velocette Motorcycle Company’, and not ‘Royal Enfield’…thus in India we now have ‘Royal Enfields’.

    Their management have developed and improved their machines over the past few years, in a way which is impressive for a small company in India, and extended a dealer network. They, like HD, are using an ‘obsolete’ technology in their motorcycles, but people seem to like old tech just as much as new tech, as the riding experience is what matters.

    I have a new motto, ‘Obsolete does not equal Useless’…but that doesn’t mean I’ll buy a Harley anytime soon…

  17. 17 aaron Oct 10th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    something makes me think the 750 won’t be a v-twin, rather a parallel twin a la the interceptor. makes sense with the success of the bonneville and all the interest in the new norton to go with a piece of their heritage that competed against the original iterations of these models back in the day.

  18. 18 Steve S Oct 10th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Royal Enfeild thats where the Queen keeps her chickens

  19. 19 nicker Oct 12th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Vintagent,

    I wonder if we could have interested Paladin in an Enfield……… :-)

    -nicker-

  20. 20 barsen Oct 18th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Not sure about the veracity of the news concerning a possible 750, would hope its true, would also hope they’d go to 900cc instead of 750.

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