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Is Royal Enfield engaged on a Scram 650? | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

This 650cc scrambler-esque motorbike has been noticed testing with a USD fork and wire-spoke wheels.

A brand new spy photograph has emerged of what appears to be an upcoming 650cc scrambler from Royal Enfield. It could possibly be the third upcoming bike based mostly on the favored 650cc platform that has now been spied testing abroad. This specific check mule appears to sport design components typical of a scrambler, with a 2-into-1 exhaust set-up, wire-spoke wheels and a flat bench-style seat. 

  • Will get wire-spoke wheels in what seem like off-road sizes

  • First 650cc Royal Enfield to get a 2-into-1 exhaust

  • Encompasses a USD fork and twin shocks

New Royal Enfield 650cc bike: particulars

The general silhouette could be very harking back to a scrambler, with the spherical headlight, giant entrance wheel and dust tracker type ‘race plate’ aspect panels. Whereas it shares its fundamental parallel-twin engine with different Royal Enfield 650s, a variety of the mechanical componentry differs considerably. For starters, that is more likely to turn into the primary 650cc bike from the bike maker to characteristic a 2-into-1 exhaust system, with a muffler design that’s fairly distinctive. It additionally incorporates a USD fork and twin shock absorbers, however they’re lacking the piggyback reservoirs discovered on the 650 twins. The bike noticed right here runs on wire-spoke wheels and the entrance wheel seems to be barely bigger than the rear one, probably operating a 19-inch/17-inch entrance/rear setup.

The tail-lamp and indicators seem like borrowed from the prevailing line-up of Royal Enfield bikes, and the gas tank seems to be borrowed straight off the Interceptor 650. The braking {hardware} too seems to be taken immediately from the prevailing 650 twins, with a single disc each on the entrance and rear. The engine discovered right here is the 648cc air-and-oil cooled 270-degree parallel twin, which on the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 makes 47hp and 52Nm, though it is perhaps tuned barely in another way on this specific bike. 

New Royal Enfield 650cc bike: India launch and pricing

Royal Enfield appears to be gearing as much as go all weapons blazing on the upcoming EICMA present in November, the place it’s fairly more likely to reveal not less than one new mannequin. Contemplating the truth that that is the primary time this specific bike has been spied, it might nonetheless be some time earlier than its launch. Within the meantime, Royal Enfield will probably launch one of many a number of new fashions it has been testing. 

The upcoming Royal Enfield Tremendous Meteor 650 and Shotgun 650 have been present process testing for fairly some time now, and even the brand new liquid-cooled Himalayan and the revamped Bullet 350 are within the pipeline. 

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