The Royal Enfield Classic is already a fairly desirable motorcycle but its 650cc version looks even cooler than not just the 350cc model but even the modern-day Yezdis and Jawas
Royal Enfield motorcycles have always won accolades for their retro lok, with the Classic 350 easily being one of the most iconic and popular touring bikes to ever have come out of the Indian automobile manufacturer. It has kept the appeal going even after being in the market for decades. Sure, there have been time-to-time updates to keep it fresh. But the DNA and trademark design and exhaust note have made it through all these years. Now, have you ever wondered what if Royal Enfield were to come up with a 650cc version of this motorcycle? Well, it will most likely look something like the Royal Enfield Classic 650 you see in the video that we have below. Tell us, doesn’t it look way cooler than the Classic 350 and even the modern-day Yezdis and Jawas?
Royal Enfield Classic 650 Concept
The concept is the work of SRK, a renowned rendering artist. The motorcycle designer has taken us through the journey of sketching this version of the popular RE. As can be made out from the visuals of the final product, the overall silhouette ensures that the retro design remains untouched, which means there’s a family look that people have grown to like over the years. But there are subtle changes that differentiate it from the smaller, Classic 350. For instance, the front end is a bit extended, both horizontally and vertically. The handlebar is longer and the front wheel is quite some distance apart from the bike. This infuses the touring bike characteristics into this bike. The handlebars are wide apart which is also seen on bikes designed for long distances. Other components seem to have been borrowed from the regular Classic 350 but are a bigger larger in dimensions.
If RE ever decides to bring something like this to market, it will most likely carry the engine of the Interceptor 650. This means that the 648 cc engine parallel-twin air-cooled motor will churn out 47 PS and 52 Nm of peak power and torque respectively. There will be a 6-speed transmission with assist and slipper clutch for smooth gearshifts. The bulky bike and refined engine will ensure high-speed stability. It is built on a double-cradle frame with a telescopic front fork and a pair of gas-charged preload-adjustable shock absorbers at the rear. The bike will also feature a dual disc brake system with dual-channel ABS as standard. With all these specs almost similar to the Interceptor 650, the prices might also hover somewhere around Rs 3 lakh, ex-showroom mark.