Royal Enfield Bobber Concept KX pays homage to 1140 V Twin – “Video reveals details”

Royal Enfield Bobber Concept KX is powered by a 838 cc V-Twin engine.

Royal Enfield Bobber Concept KX as the labelling reveals is nowhere near production ready, but offers an insight into the company’s resolve to enter the big bike segment. Royal Enfield Concept KX V-twin though a mock-up is being presented as a 838cc bike.

A tribute to a ’30s classic, Royal Enfield Concept KX V-twin bobber is in part a re-imagination that draws inspiration from the past. The presentation is big on design cues it’s taken the team a mere 6 months to put it together for it’s first showcase.



Royal Enfield’s Concept KX sports a hell of a profile and is the best looking Enfield we’ve ever seen(Credit: Royal Enfield)


Royal Enfield has been busy of late, particularly with the launch of its new parallel twins, but its Indian design team also had time to knock up a truly sensational concept for EICMA. – the 838cc V-Twin “Concept KX” bobber, which we believe would sell like hotcakes in the Western world if it made it to production.

Inspired by Enfield’s own Model KX, an 1140cc side-valve hardtail beauty of the 1930s, Concept KX is a rare and fascinating beauty with many details to enjoy. The front end uses a girder suspension system that lets the headlight travel up and down with the front wheel, sprung with a monoshock back to the steering head.

Royal Enfield Concept KX: girder suspension on the front looks amazing(Credit: Royal Enfield)


Meanwhile, the rear wheel seems to hang in the air from the right side, with only a slotted view through to the heavily angled shock giving any impression that the thing moves up and down behind the leather-clad, cantilevered solo seat unit. There’s no brake disc to obscure your view of the tastefully machined rim, either. Moving around to the left side reveals a wide, triangular single-sided swingarm that looks terrific, as well as an ABS brake disc stacked in behind the sprocket.

Royal Enfield Concept KX: hardtail look from the right, interesting single sided swingarm from the left(Credit: Royal Enfield)


The finish and materials on this thing, excepting the engine and the strangely cheap-looking digital dash, look a mile further on from what we’ve seen from Enfield’s production bikes – and the overall lines and proportions are downright sexy, with the exception of the oddly kinked pipe coming back from the rear cylinder. It reminds us more than a little of the Indian Scout, and any comparison to designer Rich Christoph’s work is a huge compliment in our books.

It would be a most enticing and welcome addition to the expanding Royal Enfield range if it were to hit production. But the factory is quick to quash such a suggestion: “Royal Enfield ‘Concept KX’ will remain a ‘concept’, taking pride of place at the very front of the Royal Enfield marquee at EICMA 2018 and is not intended for production.”

Well we guess that’s that, then. Enjoy a ton of photos in the gallery, or check out the video below that goes ever so slightly overboard on the lighting effects.

Source: Royal Enfield

Royal Enfield Concept KX: on display at EICMA(Credit: Spiros Tsantilas/New Atlas)


Royal Enfield Concept KX: on display at EICMA(Credit: Sporos Tsantilas/New Atlas)


Royal Enfield Concept KX: in development(Credit: Royal Enfield)


Royal Enfield Concept KX: mockups in the build process(Credit: Royal Enfield)


Royal Enfield Concept KX: the best looking Enfield we’ve ever seen(Credit: Royal Enfield)


Royal Enfield Concept KX: a retro-futuristic bobber concept (Credit: Royal Enfield)


Royal Enfield Concept KX: triangular single sided swingarm looks great, with the brake disc behind the sprocket(Credit: Royal Enfield)


Royal Enfield Concept KX: low twin pipes(Credit: Royal Enfield)


Royal Enfield Concept KX: reminiscent of the Indian Scout(Credit: Royal Enfield)


Royal Enfield Concept KX: LED headlight(Credit: Royal Enfield)


Royal Enfield Concept KX: front three quarter view(Credit: Royal Enfield)


Royal Enfield Concept KX: headlight travels up and down with the front wheel(Credit: Royal Enfield)


Royal Enfield Concept KX: LED headlight with angel eyes(Credit: Royal Enfield)


Royal Enfield Concept KX: single sided swingarm(Credit: Royal Enfield)


Royal Enfield Concept KX: narrow exits on the twin exhausts(Credit: Royal Enfield)


Royal Enfield Concept KX: girder fork(Credit: Royal Enfield)


Royal Enfield Concept KX: rear fender and brake light(Credit: Royal Enfield)


Royal Enfield Concept KX: slotted view through to the rear monoshock(Credit: Royal Enfield)


Royal Enfield Concept KX: rear view(Credit: Royal Enfield)


Royal Enfield Concept KX: leather solo seat(Credit: Royal Enfield)


Royal Enfield Concept KX: slim tank and waist(Credit: Royal Enfield)


Royal Enfield Concept KX: nicely shaped tank(Credit: Royal Enfield)


Royal Enfield Concept KX: tastefully machined rims(Credit: Royal Enfield)


Royal Enfield Concept KX: 838cc v-twin(Credit: Royal Enfield)


Royal Enfield Concept KX: looks like a fun ride(Credit: Royal Enfield)


Royal Enfield Concept KX: curiously low-res digital dash is a let down(Credit: Royal Enfield)


Royal Enfield Concept KX: leather-bound cantilevered seat unit says what we’re all thinking(Credit: Royal Enfield)


The inspiration: a 1930s-era Model KX Enfield from the 30s(Credit: Royal Enfield)


1930s-era Model KX Royal Enfield V-Twin(Credit: Royal Enfield)


Concept KX with its inspiration: the 1930s-era Model KX side-valve V-Twin(Credit: Royal Enfield)

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