Beau­ti­ful bob­ber

Royal En­field un­veil V-twin Con­cept KX

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Royal En­field stunned with this Mi­lan show­stop­per, their Con­cept KX bob­ber; a re-imag­in­ing of a 1930s model. The orig­i­nal KX was an air-cooled side­valve V-twin with 1140cc dis­place­ment, while the new bike’s en­gine ap­pears to be a lit­tle bit smaller if the ‘838’ en­gine badge is any­thing to go by. The girder fork with in­te­grated head­light is supremely el­e­gant, while the pan­cake style ex­haust, sin­gle seat unit and flat tank also faith­fully mod­ernise the orig­i­nal, and En­field’s job of hid­ing all the elec­tron­ics is a mas­ter­stoke. In what is be­lieved to be a first, the Con­cept KX is also has a sin­glesided swingarm sof­t­ail rear-end. En­field say that the KX is not des­tined for pro­duc­tion but there are far too many re­solved de­tails for us to be­lieve that’s re­ally true.

Go on En­field, you know you want to re­lease the KX

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