Marketed by Royal Enfield as 'the last word in luxury motorcycling' the bike takes a lot from the Royal Enfield KX in terms of styling.
With the 2018 EICMA in full swing, Royal Enfield has finally unveiled the bobber they have been teasing us with for so long. Christened Concept KX, it is based on the 1938 Royal Enfield KX. The bobber is built as a design study for the company's future motorcycles.
Marketed by Royal Enfield as 'the last word in luxury motorcycling' the bike takes a lot from its vintage counterpart in terms of styling. Low slung in typical bobber fashion, the Concept features a single cantilevered seat, long and flat handlebars and rides on huge 19-inch rims.
The bike does have a whole lot of modern elements too. The headlamp is a full-LED affair with DRL running along the perimeter, a fully digital instrument console, and twin disc brakes up front. Suspension duties are handled by a girder fork up front and a monoshock in the rear.
Unlike the original KX, the Concept features a smaller 838cc V-twin liquid-cooled engine that was developed by Royal Enfield and Polaris Industries, the company that owns Indian Motorcycles.
For now, the bike looks like a one-off prototype, a design language that the company may use for its motorcycles. However, if the Concept KX does make it to the production line, don't expect a launch date earlier than 2020.Currently, the leisure riding segment is dominated by the likes of Harley Davidson and Triumph and a bike based on this design with that engine will definitely put Royal Enfield on the map.