The Royal Enfield 650cc cruiser has been spotted in a production-ready avatar with a blacked-out theme. It is expected to shake up the mid-capacity segment. Read more to find Royal Enfield 650cc Cruiser Spotted In Blacked-out Theme – All We Know So Far
Royal Enfield is working on an entire line-up of motorcycles. Recently, a classic-styled version of the 650cc cruiser was spotted testing. Now, a production-ready avatar (with several accessories) has surfaced. It seems to be inspired by the Concept KX shown at EICMA 2018. It might also be named Super Meteor. With many new features, the upcoming cruiser is expected to shake up its segment.
According to the latest spy images, the Royal Enfield 650cc Cruiser is going for a blacked-out theme. The fork legs, rear shock absorbers, levers, mirrors, and engine are all finished in black. The bulky tubeless tyres come with an attractive set of alloys. The motorbike has a feet-forward riding position to help the rider move the feet away from the hot engine cases. It features a chrome LED Headlamp, dual setup exhaust pipes, a big teardrop-shaped tank, and a large rear fender (clearly inspired by the Indian Scout.
The company is also using a completely different chassis for the Royal Enfield 650cc Cruiser. Compared to the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650, the twin rear shocks are mounted at an angle. The metal tubing along the side is also completely different. The upcoming bike is equipped with a USD fork. It appears to be long and low (the front wheel is bigger than the rear). Also, it features a fatter rear tire compared to the 130-section unit on the 650 twins.
The Royal Enfield 650cc Cruiser appears to carry the Royal Enfield’s 648cc parallel-twin engine, with a six-speed gearbox assisted by the slipper clutch and disc brakes on both the front and rear. However, unlike the polished aluminum on the 648cc, the casings are finished in black. The power and torque are expected to be similar to the 47hp/52Nm on the 650cc twins. In terms of the instrument gauges, this bike features a large circular dial along with a smaller one on the right (likely to feature Royal Enfield’s Tripper navigation system).
The Royal Enfield 650 cc cruiser is likely to be unveiled at the upcoming EICMA 2021 (popularly known as Milan Motorcycle Show). It is expected to be launched in India by mid-2022 with the most expensive price tag in Royal Enfield’s production line (above the Royal Enfield Continental 650GT and Interceptor 650). As per recent reports, the company is also working on another 650cc cruiser that will feature a conventional riding position (set straight downward). It also doesn’t have as long and low a stance as well. This could be another model or a different variant under the same cruiser platform. We are likely to get more details in the coming weeks.