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Upcoming RE 650cc cruiser manufacturing model leaked | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Revealed On Dec 15, 2021 05:05:00 PM

Royal Enfield’s upcoming 650cc cruiser has been noticed in manufacturing type for the primary time, full with an upside-down fork and alloy wheels.

Royal Enfield is gearing as much as launch its hotly anticipated 650cc cruiser quickly, having already proven a idea model known as the SG650 at EICMA final month. Now, an image of the manufacturing model of the bike seems to have leaked on-line, giving us a primary have a look at what the road-going type is like.

In typical cruiser style, it appears to sport an extended and low profile, with a really huge and huge gasoline tank. The rider is handled to a scooped-out seat, barely swept-back handlebars and fairly forward-set footpegs, and the driving place is more likely to be akin to the Meteor’s. In reality, some rumours even recommend this bike might carry the Tremendous Meteor nametag.

However one other title that is been doing the roudns is Shotgun 650, and even the EICMA idea bike appeared to trace at this nametag. Two variations of this upcoming 650cc bike have been noticed testing up to now, with barely totally different ergonomics, so it is attainable that each nametags might see mild of day. If RE’s present single-cylinder lineup is something to go by, then the bike on this picture is extra more likely to be the Meteor 650, because of its cruiser structure. The Shotgun nametag will probably be reserved for a barely sportier model of this bike, just like the structure seen on the idea bike.

This image confirms what earlier spy photographs have already revealed – that this cruiser will get alloy wheels (a primary for a 650cc RE) and an upside-down fork (it is going to be the one bike within the RE line-up to get one). The 2 examples absolutely proven within the picture each sport saddle stays (probably non-obligatory equipment), however differ in that one will get a big entrance windscreen whereas the opposite does not. This is also an non-obligatory additional, or, maybe, the Shotgun might be provided in a number of trim ranges. There’s a third bike partially seen within the picture, and two of the three bikes appear to function the Tripper navigation pod, whereas the third bike’s instrument cluster space is indiscernible. This hints on the chance that the pod could possibly be a part of the usual tools record, making this the primary 650cc mannequin to function it. 

Powering the Shotgun would be the identical 648cc 270-degree parallel-twin motor that already does responsibility within the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. With dollops of bottom-end torque, it is already very properly suited to the cruiser format, so there’s unlikely to be any change in tune, and you’ll count on the identical 47hp and 52Nm output figures.

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