Waiting for Royal Enfield KX Bobber launch? We have an update and a disappointing one that is!
Royal Enfield stunned everyone by showcasing its KX concept back at the 2018 EICMA. It epitomized the bobber by using a tagline – ‘the last word in luxury motorcycling‘!
The modern day KX was a tribute to the ‘KX’ of the 1930s which was actually a production motorcycle. On similar lines, the new age KX was equipped with a V-twin engine. It was touted that the engine capacity was 838cc based on the ‘838’ badge on the concept motorcycle.
There were a lot of similarities in design including the bottle green color. However, the new-age KX also carried some modern bits like an all-digital instrument console, twin disc brakes, alloy wheels and LED lights.
Just when we, and probably the whole world was waiting to hear something about its production plans, we have a disappointing update from Mark Wells, who is the Head of Product Strategy and Industrial Design at Royal Enfield. Mark says that the KX was
just sticky-backed plastic, bottle tops and string… and some slightly more advanced forms of prototyping. But it’s certainly not a production motorcycle.
While everybody was expecting that based on the extremely positive response that the concept received, Royal Enfield would take the bobber to production – as, probably, its flagship motorcycle. However, this latest statement takes us back to square one!
But what we do believe is that there will definitely be design inspiration of the KX concept on Royal Enfield’s future product(s).
Source – Bennetts UK