Replacing the old-tech (some would say tried and true, of course) drivetrain is a new engine and transmission that is now constructed as a single unit. Fuel injection takes the place of the traditional carburetor and a catalyst resides in the exhaust. The new engine is a bit more powerful at 27.5-horsepower, but the real reason that the change was made was to meet current and expected new emissions regulations around the world. You can also expect the new bike to retain the old Bullet's exceptional fuel economy. The new bike is expected to make its formal debut in the U.S. sometime next year.
[Source: Royal Enfield USA - Photos: Kevin Mahoney / Royal Enfield USA]