Royal Enfield Concept KX is a bobber from the company’s history and is a tribute to the same
2018 EICMA motorcycle show has witnessed a range of new unveils from bike manufacturers across the world. Among others, Eicher Motor owned Royal Enfield has showcased a new motorcycle, the concept KX at the event featuring a V-twin, liquid-cooled engine. While there is no revelation about the specs of the power plant, the “838 badge” on the bike indicates that it’s an engine with 838 cc on tap. The capacity is quite large and we expect performance numbers to be equally strong, Just so you know, Royal Enfield has revealed the concept KX as a tribute to its legendary KX model that was first launched in the market in 1938.
The design geometry of the V-twin engine on the original and concept KX is same, underlining the relationship between the bikes although the cooling mechanisms on the two machines are different. While the Concept KX on display gets a liquid-cooled engine the vintage model received air cooling system for dispensing the engine heat.
Royal Enfield marketed the original KX as the ultimate luxury motorcycle and the bike came with a top speed of 129 kmph. The concept KX takes the design inspiration from the vintage machine (notice the dark bottle green shade) and its design highlights include LED headlamp, twin disc brake, digital console, alloy wheels, and cantilevered saddle.
The work on the concept KX was started in March 2017 and the company claims that the exercise was more of a fun rather than being commercial in nature. However, we believe that the concept KX will make it to the production and will be offered as flagship offering of the company in the premium motorcycle space. Now despite all the excitement and enthusiasm around the concept, it is highly unlikely that the concept KX will get a market launch before 2020.