Royal Enfield took the curtain off with a 650 cc flat-track motorcycle. Based on its new platform that also underpins the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650, the brand revealed the company’s UK technical center in the UK. And that is how Royal Enfield announced the opening of its ‘Slide School’.
It is going to be a flat-track racing school that will be organized in association with Big Rock Moto Park and also the FT 411, which is a flat-track motorcycle based on the Royal Enfield Himalayan.
What are the things that you need to know?
The Royal Enfield 650 Flat-tracker uses a new frame that is manufactured by Harris Performance. The box-section swingarm is very new.
The bikes use an Ohlins mono-shock in place of the twin shock absorbers on the production models. There is an S&S performance big bore kit that will help in increasing the displacement to 750cc.
The state of the tune is different and the bike is also fitted with pod air filters for enhanced performance.
The bike also features upswept exhaust the same as the other AMA flat-track bikes. The size of the wheel is increased by inch to 19-inch on the flat-track version.
Parts such as the handlebars, footpegs, even the yokes have been custom-built to accommodate the requirements for flat-track racing
Finally the big question! Are the Himalayan FT 411 and the 650 cc ‘Twin Tracker’ just one-off concepts or will these lead to future production-ready models as well! Well, we know that the championship-winning Indian FTR 750 has given way to the Indian FTR 1200. It is too early to know that both the FT 411 and the Twin Tracker could make it to production with a few changes, shortly.
Utsha Roy is an aspiring writer who has been gaining knowledge on various genres. Delving into the different cars and gadget news, she has also engaged herself into showcasing latest vehicles and gadgets news and reviews over Autonmobiles.com
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