Royal Enfield KX650 Cruiser Spied Sans Camouflage
The cruiser will be powered by the same 650cc engine that the current 650 twins have.
Development mules of the upcoming Royal Enfield KX650 cruiser have been spied undisguised while they were undergoing testing on our roads.
We term it as the KX650 since it takes some styling cues from the Concept KX that the bikemaker showcased at the 2018 EICMA show.
Design-wise, the middleweight cruiser is pleasing to look at and at the same time, it does not possess any standout styling element.
It gets a circular headlight, round indicators and mirrors, wide handlebar, teardrop petrol tank, black engine casing, split seats, wider rear fender, twin exhaust pipes and a circular tail light.
This new cruiser will also come with USD forks upfront (a first for an Enfield product), twin shocks at the back, staggered alloy wheel setup and a single disc each at the front and at the rear. To put it simply, the bike has classic design with modern mechanicals.
Features such as an assist and slipper clutch, a digital and analogue setup cluster and dual-channel ABS are expected to be offered on the KX650.
Powering the Royal Enfield KX650 spied motorcycle is the 648cc parallel twin that also powers the current 650 twins. The motor makes 47 HP and 52 Nm and comes mated to a 6-speed transmission in the 650cc models on sale and the same is expected on the new cruiser.
Launch of the KX650 is expected to take place next year after the launch of the new generation Classic 350. So, the timing would be by the second half of 2021.
Expect the motorcycle to be priced under Rs. 3.50 lakhs (ex-showroom) and take the fight to the much pricier Kawasaki Vulcan S.