Royal Enfield Unveils Brand New 650cc Twin Cylinder Engine, Opens Tech Center in United Kingdom

Royal Enfield has unveiled its latest and most powerful capacity engine. The all new path-breaking engine is a 650cc Twin Cylinder engine that was unveiled by Royal Enfield at its new Technology Centre in Leicestershire, England.  This new 650cc, air cooled parallel twin will​ ​power​ ​the​ ​newest​ ​generation​ ​of​ ​Royal​ ​Enfield​ ​motorcycles. As per Royal Enfield the core idea behind the modern 650 twin engine was to develop a global platform that would carry the Royal Enfield legacy and character into modern context. The engine has been designed to offer the right balance between power, torque and usability so as to ensure a smooth and unintimidating riding experience. It will offer broad spread of torque which will make​ ​the​ ​motorcycle​ ​easy​ ​to​ ​ride​ ​without​ ​frequently​ ​shifting​ ​gears.


On the technical side this 650cc 4 stroke, 270 degree crank, single overhead cam, air-oil cooled, 648cc​ ​parallel​ ​twin engine makes 47bhp of power @ 7100rpm and has 52Nm of torque @ 4000rpm. This engine comes with a 6-speed gearbox and fuel injection system feeding it with  Digital​ ​spark​ ​ignition​ ​​ ​TCI.

This all new engine platform has been jointly developed by Royal Enfield’s UK Technology Centre and Chennai teams. Royal Enfield currently sells around 700,000 units of motorcycles a year and the addition of this mid sized 650cc engine to its lineup will further help it boost its sales globally.This all new 650cc Twin engine will be first seen on two brand new motorcycle models from Royal Enfield that would be unveiled shortly at the 2017 EICMA in Milan, one of them being the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650. 


Royal Enfield has also announced the launch of its new Technology Centre in Bruntingthorpe Proving Grounds, Leicestershire. This facility, located at the heart of central Midlands area of UK, is housed at the largest privately owned vehicle test track facility, thereby ensuring ease of access to a host of vehicle development, engineering and testing related ​ ​facilities.