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2019 Royal Enfield Concept KX

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2019 Royal Enfield Concept KX:

To demonstrate the exceptional talent and open-minded attitude of Royal Enfield’s Industrial design team in India and the UK, Royal Enfield has chosen EICMA 2018 to offer motorcycle enthusiasts a world-first look at its remarkable ‘Concept KX’ v-twin motorcycle.

 

Developed from scratch in just six months during the summer, the Concept KX was inspired by Royal Enfield’s original Model KX of the late 1930s, a mighty, 1,140cc side-valve machine that was described in contemporary advertising material as being ‘the last word in luxury motorcycling’.

 

The original KX was the starting point for a concept machine that could reflect the popularity of ‘retro-modern’ motorcycles by combining the KX’s low-slung, girder-forked,  ‘dropped-in-wheels’ look with state-of-the-art design methods and rich materials such as copper, and leather. Working together in India and at the Royal Enfield Technical Centre in the UK, the team started the project in April with the design of the concept v-twin engine as the basis around which the motorcycle would be developed. From a large selection of studies, two interpretations were chosen to be produced as full-sized clay models – one with a ‘neo-classical’ look, the other more futuristic. The finished concept machine on show at EICMA emerged as a brilliant blend of the two, with features such as a girder fork design that is re-imagined in a high-tech ‘blade’ set-up and the classic, pre-war headlamp casquette being revived in a modern and imaginative way, and a and unique hardtail look rear suspension and single sided swing arm.

 

The front and rear lights also incorporate a stylised version of the old Redditch ‘E’ for Enfield logo, while emulating the ‘negative space’ typically seen on pre-war motorcycles that were not cluttered by large batteries, electronic components and complex wiring. Additionally, the frame and airbox configuration serves as a stressed member of the machine and the seat unit is of a cantilever design. The ‘clean’ look is further enhanced by a compact electrical system, CNC machined parts like wheel rims, engine heads, and a classic-looking green and black paint scheme that is complemented by hand-painted copper-coloured pin stripes, black finishes to the engine and exhaust system and the use of walnut distressed leather for the seat and matching handlebar grips.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The team working on the Concept Kx motorcycle, saw the original as an ideal starting point for a concept machine that could reflect the popularity of ‘retro-modern’ motorcycles by combining the KX’s low-slung, girder-forked, ‘dropped-in-wheels’ look, with state-of-the-art design methods and rich materials such as copper, bronze and leather.

 

Working together in India and at the Royal Enfield Technical Centre in the UK, the team started the project in April with the design of the v-twin engine as the basis around which the motorcycle would be developed. The designers exchanged ideas and sketches, while closely observing an original, 1937 KX in the studio. From a large selection of studies, two interpretations were chosen to be produced as full-sized clay models – one with a ‘neo-classical’ look, the other more futuristic.

 

The finished concept machine on show at EICMA emerged as a brilliant blend of the two, with features such as a girder fork design that is re-imagined in a high-tech ‘blade’ set-up and the classic, pre-war headlamp casquette being revived in a modern and imaginative way.

 

The ‘clean’ look is further enhanced by a compact electrical system and a classic-looking green and black paint scheme that is complemented by hand-painted, copper-coloured pin stripes, black and bronze finishes to the engine and exhaust system and the use of walnut leather for the seat and handlebar grips.

 

Speaking at the unveil of the new Concept Kx model, Mark Wells, Global Head for Product Strategy & Industrial Design, said, “The 1938 Model Kx is the perfect motorcycle to reinterpret our history and bring in a fresh, creative twist with our design and development capabilities. The Concept Kx 2019 is a a perfect combination of innovative technology and traditional craftsmanship. This is, in a sense, a ‘flight of fantasy’ for motorcycle designers and allowed this team to bring in their creative design capabilities and experiment with the design language”

 

The Concept Kx 2019, takes pride of place at the very front of Royal Enfield’s extensive stand at EICMA. However, the motorcycle is only a concept, meant to showcase the prowess and creativity of the engineers and designers at Royal Enfield. The concept motorcycle has not been designed for production, but could serve as an inspiration for design language in future product portfolio.

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Royal Enfield Concept KX – Totalmotorcycle.com Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Australia MSRP Price: See Dealer for Pricing in AU

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