When Royal Enfield Cafe Racer was unveiled at the 2012 Auto Show in New Delhi, a whopping surprise was marked by the whole motorcycle industry inside and outside India. It was for the first time Royal Enfield was introducing a genuine single seater machine after a long break. The motorcycle looked extremely different rather than its existing two wheeled motors. From the very head lamp to the rear tail lamp, the machine had its own signature, which intended its very uniqueness.
Now the news spreading over notifies that the next generation motorcycle in the Cafe Racer series, the Cafe Racer 535 is getting up for its launch at the early of 2013. The Cafe Racer 535 will also cause the inauguration of Royal Enfield's new 50 acre production plant at the SIPCOT Industrial Park, at Oragadam, in Chennai, which is expected to be in production from 2013. The Cafe Racer has a history of more than a half century since its beginning in 1960. The word 'Cafe Racer' is in fact a mockery which was used to tease riders who merely park motorcycles in front of cafes and riding them from one cafe to another cafe within a limited time. Later the term resulted a cult brand, the Cafe Racer.
Leaks predict that the Cafe Racer 535 will be equipped with a single cylinder 535cc Unit Construction Engine (UCE). The engine is expected to be picked up by 36 hp. The current flagship of RE, the Thunderbird 500 does only have 27.2 hp, which mean once the Cafe Racer 535 is placed in RE's line up, it'll replace the Thunderbird 500 to become the company's flagship model. Except the engine, Royal Enfield hasn't revealed anything officially regarding its technical specification. The Cafe Racer is expected to be priced above Rs.1.8 lakh.
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