According to reports by Money Control, Royal Enfield is apparently working on a secret project — engine development. The engines are to keep up with latest emission norms and will be more efficient.
The Chennai-based two-wheeler maker is expanding, and a recent spy shot revealed details of Royal Enfield's twin-cylinder engine that will be exported. There are also reports about Enfield working on the next generation Classic 500.
The twin-cylinder engine could power the top variants of the Thunderbird and the Continental GT. The entry level variants such as the Classic 350 and the Standard 350 could get a new engine built from the ground up, or the 410cc engine that powers the Himalayan.
Royal Enfield has to step its game if the company wants to compete overseas. A twin-cylinder engine is the perfect choice, and if the displacement is 700cc plus, it could very well pose a threat to Triumph and Harley-Davidson in the international markets.