Royal Enfield 650 Cruiser Spotted Again As Testing Continues
This 650cc motorcycle is among several other products the bike manufacturer is currently developing.
The upcoming Royal Enfield 650 cruiser has once again been spotted on test rest runs, as the middleweight segment leader continues to work on a number of models at the same time.
While the launch of the updated 2021 Himalayan is imminent, the 2-wheeler maker is also readying the new-generation Classic 350, Hunter and the Classic 650, apart from the a 350cc Interceptor and the 650cc cruiser.
Spotted in Chennai, the 650cc motorcycle has a halogen headlight, a flyscreen behind which sits a circular instrument pod (there seems to be a smaller one too, but is not clearly visible), circular indicators and a high-set handle bar, upfront.
The fuel tank comes in the shape of a teardrop, while the seating position allows the rider to sit upright with his feet stretched forward and his arms to meet the handlebar at a comfortable height. At the rear, there is a circular tail light, while the pillion rider also gets a backrest.
When it comes to the components, the engine is blacked out, while the twin exhaust pipes will sport chrome finish. Also, there are aluminium-finish trim pieces like the headlight bracket and rear fender bracket on the Royal Enfield 650 cruiser spotted on test.
Sporting USD front forks and twin rear shocks that seem to have little travel, the middleweight motorcycle rides on alloy wheels and has a single disc brake at the front and the rear.
Powering the bike is the same 648cc parallel twin engine that does duty on the brand’s 650 twins. It makes a maximum of 47 HP and 52 Nm of torque and is mated to a 6-speed transmission. However, it does sound muted while on the run, something a set of aftermarket exhausts can rectify with ease.
Expected to be launched by this year, the 650cc cruiser will likely be priced higher than the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650.