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Royal Enfield 650cc cruiser spied in close to manufacturing kind | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The brand new Royal Enfield 650cc cruiser is predicted to be revealed within the coming months.

Royal Enfield has been busy testing the upcoming 650cc cruiser for fairly some time and the most recent spy images reveal the bike in what seems to be near-production kind. 

Royal Enfield 650cc cruiser: design and gear

The take a look at mule is seen with a big, tear-drop-shaped gas tank, triangular facet panel and curved fenders. The place of the tail-light and the quantity plate holder, in addition to indicators, appear akin to what we have seen on the Royal Enfield Meteor 350. In a earlier spy photograph, we additionally observed that the switchgear and spherical instrument cluster resemble the one on the Meteor 350, fuelling hypothesis that Royal Enfield may name its new 650cc cruiser, the Tremendous Meteor.

The motorbike has an extended, low stance, typical of a cruiser motorbike. The foot pegs are forward-set, whereas the rider is seated upright, holding on to a large handlebar.

It’s going to be attention-grabbing to see what sort of colors, variants and elements for customisation can be found within the product catalogue. Talking of, the take a look at bike is seen sporting a complete windshield and crash safety bars. Whether or not these are equipment or commonplace fitment is one thing we’ll discover out on the bike’s launch.

Different particulars seen on the take a look at bike embrace a USD fork and what must be preload-adjustable twin shock absorbers. Braking duties are taken care of by disc brakes at each ends, whereas dual-channel ABS will even be accessible. The bike rides on a set of recent alloy wheels and never the wire-spoke rims we at the moment have on the Interceptor and Continental GT 650. Though, the latter is predicted to get an alloy wheel-equipped variant, if current take a look at bike sightings are something to go by.

Royal Enfield 650cc cruiser: engine

The upcoming cruiser from RE is predicted to sport the identical air- and oil-cooled, 648cc parallel-twin derived from the prevailing Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. Within the 650 twins, this engine makes 47hp at 7,150rpm and 52Nm at 5,250rpm, and comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a slip-and-assist clutch. Count on minor adjustments to the height output figures, if any.

The corporate is predicted to disclose the brand new 650cc cruiser within the coming months, adopted by an Indian and international launch. By way of competitors, the bike will go up towards the Benelli 502 C.

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