Royal Enfield to ‘race’ your hearts


One of the most promising bikes at the Auto Expo 2012 was the Royal Enfield Cafe Racer concept.

And now it seems that the motorcycle maker is burning the mid-night oil to make it a reality. Yes, we know the Cafe Racer concept was also showcased during the 2010 Auto Expo and it should have been posing teasingly at Royal Enfield showroom across India. But now it’s closer to reality.



Upon closer look at the concept displayed at the recent Expo, we were in awe of the fine craftsmanship that has gone on the bike. From the sumptuously sculpted tank to the single humped leather seat, the designers have captured the true Cafe Racer spirit perfectly. The low clip-on handle bar and rear-set foot pegs will give a great sporty riding position. The steeply raked front folk angle, Ohlins gas shock-absorbers in the rear and specially designed twin spar frame are sure to make it a nimble ride. Twin-pod instrument cluster, round headlights, retro taillamps and a cone-shaped exhaust work together to offer gorgeous classic looks. Powering this Cafe Race would be a 500-cc twin-spark (UCE) engine.


Fabulous classic looks and modern engineering is a killer combination. Now, all we have to say now is, “Please god, make it happen soon!”

Royal Enfield - Cafe Racer - Auto Expo 2012'

Bike India Team – who has written posts on Bike India.

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