Even imagined an Enfield with 1140cc engine? It’s a reality now. Royal Enfield has restored a 1938 KX with the biggest and the baddest engine ever seen in an Enfield – a massive 1140cc V-twin L head engine mated to a 4-speed manual transmission.
Another thing that is new about this Enfield is the handlebar which allows the rider to switch gears when needed. The KX is amongst the 18 models which Royal Enfield sold back in 1938. Back in the day, the engine came paired with a manual gearbox which had a suicide shifter.
The term ‘suicide’ was coined for clutch that had to be operated by foot, so a rider could never have both his feet down without disengaging the transmission and the gear shift was by hand. The new KX is now up for sale and it costs a whopping Rs.40 lakhs.