After launching the 500cc version of the Thunderbird, Royal Enfield is set to bring to India its iconic Cafe Racer model sometime in mid-2013. The upcoming Royal Enfield Cafe Racer will be at the 2012 Long Beach Motorcycle Show which will take place from 7th to 9th December 2012. The prototype version of the Cafe Racer motorcycle back at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo held in January.
The latest version of the smashing Cafe Racer promises to be the lightest and fastest Enfield yet! Classic even in its shining new state, this model of Cafe Racer does not require getting any older to be called a legend. Royal Enfield dealer in the United States have revealed that this could possibly be the best, fastest and coolest motorcycle from the ‘Madras legends’.
Although it would be incorrect to say that it has undergone a complete overhaul, it would be really unfair not to mention the starkly evident alterations that Royal Enfield has worked upon this new model of Racer. But now that the Cafe Racer is back in the limelight once more, there is no denying the fact that this beast is not one to be ignored.
Under the skin, the Cafe Racer will be powered by a 535cc UCE fuel injected engine churning out about 25Bhp of peak power and 38Nm of torque. It will sport an electric starter and a plastic front mudguard, a first for Royal Enfield. And other tit-bits include alloy wheels, a longer seat (the pillion might have to get squeezed in), two different choices of exhausts and other add-on goodies.
The Royal Enfield Cafe Racer is expected to be priced in the range of Rs. 1.75 – Rs. 2.00, it is the launch of the bike that excites us to no end.
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