as the controversy over the small twin-spark plug engines
technology that Bajaj Auto has claimed exclusive rights
to rages (See: TVS
to sue Bajaj for Rs250 crore damages; rolls out 7 new
models, launches three 3-wheeler variants), another
two-wheeler maker is set to offer a similar engine in
Enfield, the oldest motorcycle maker in India, has developed
a new twin-park engine, reports CNBC-TV18. The 350cc engine
will be offered in its Thunderbird, whose launch is expected
in two months. The engine''s highlight is the integrated
gearbox. (See: Royal
Enfield to launch new-engine model and How
the Bullet found its mark) Honda also uses twin-spark
plug engines abroad.
Enfield has already developed the new engine and is ready
and it will find its way into the Thunderbird over the
next 8-weeks, said CEO R. L Ravichandran adding that though
the Thunderbird engine uses a twin-spark technology engine,
it''s totally different from any existing engine of similar
technology in the market.
one looks at Bajaj Auto''s statement today, it has mentioned
that it will wait till the launch of any offending product
in the market after which it may take any legal action.
be it the TVS Flame or for that matter any other product,
which could be an infringement into its DTSi technology,
any action to that effect will be taken only after the
despite its twin-spark technology engine, the highlight
of this engine will be integrated gearbox with the engine.
So far Royal Enfield is the only motorcycle which has
a engine and the gearbox two separate units and this will
be the first time that Royal Enfield will have engine
which has an integrated gear box.
But nonetheless, twin spark technology is also a first
in its engine line up and that could be an interesting