Royal Enfield showcased three motorcycles at the ongoing EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. These include one concept motorcycle and two limited-edition production models that would be available in India very soon.
The concept motorcycle that the Chennai-based two-wheeler maker revealed was the SG650. While the company has not confirmed it yet, the SG clearly stands for Shotgun. This concept motorcycle will be the base for the company’s upcoming bobber-styled motorcycle that will compete in the 650cc space.
The SG650 Concept features a typical bobber design that comprises a cantilevered seat, a wide handlebar, chopped fenders, bar-end mirrors, and chunky tyres. Unlike the existing Royal Enfield 650cc motorcycles, this concept motorcycle used upside down forks and dual disc brakes at the front. We expect the premium hardware to make it to the production-spec model as well.
Modern elements on this concept motorcycle include a polished aluminium finish for the front and digital graphics like that on new-age motorcycles. Even the 650cc, parallel-twin engine on the concept motorcycle was adorned with digital graphics. Other elements include a CNC machined fuel tank, wheels made out of a solid aluminium block with integrated ABS, and a hand-stitched black leather seat.
Although the final production model of the SG650 concept will undoubtedly be much more toned-down, Royal Enfield’s intention of making interesting and somewhat radical products is pretty clear.
Apart from the concept motorcycle, Royal Enfield also unveiled the 120th Anniversary Editions of the Interceptor INT 650 and Continental GT 650 at the EICMA motorcycle show. These models commemorate the brand’s 120 years of existence (1901-2021).
Royal Enfield will manufacture just 480 units of 120th Anniversary models.All 480 units of the motorcycles will be distributed evenly among several markets. The company said in its press announcement that 60 units each of the Interceptor INT 650 and the Continental GT 650 will be sold in India, South-East Asia, Americas, and European markets respectively.
These limited-edition models get a black-chrome colour scheme, hand-painted pinstripes, and completely blacked out components (engine, silencer and other elements). Moreover, these models will come equipped with a range of Genuine Motorcycle Accessories such as flyscreens, engine guards, heel guards, and touring and bar end mirrors.
These limited-edition motorcycles will also get a unique, handcrafted, die-cast brass tank badge. The tank top badge will feature the unique serial number of each motorcycle. Moreover, the motorcycles will also adorn a side panel decal that is a special ode to Royal Enfield’s 120 years.
The online sale for the 120th Year Anniversary Edition models in the Indian market will begin on December 6, 2021.