Royal Enfield Thunderbird 650 Rendered, Launch in Offing?


Seen here is a speculative rendering of the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 650. While the company is yet to announce the launch of a 650cc T’bird, there are good chances that the company’s popular cruiser motorcycle will get a650cc twin-cylinder engine. Currently, the South India-based classic motorcycle manufacturer plans to launch the new 650cc Continental GT and the 650cc Interceptor INT650 in India. Here are all the details on the speculation regarding the 650cc Thunderbird.

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 650 Price in India

Price (expected) Rs 3 Lakh (ex-showroom)

The new 650cc cruiser motorcycle from RE will launch in many markets across the world. In a highly price sensitive market like India, where the selling price plays a huge role in the buying decision, it gets really important for companies to have an ultra-competitive price. Prices are likely to be kept around the Rs 3 lakh mark. A late-2018 launch is what people are expecting.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 650 Launch Date

Launch Date (expected) Late-2018

It is said that production of the new motorcycle will start towards the end of this year. The launch of the new T’bird will follow the introduction of the new 650cc twins. Interceptor INT 650 and Continental GT 650 will mark their debut at the Auto Expo 2018. The 650cc Interceptor has just made its public debut at EICMA 2017 and will first go on sale in Europe. Subsequently, it will also launch in India, where it is likely to come around by May next year. Royal Enfield has promised its fans that the new 650cc motorcycle will launch in all the markets where RE has a presence by June next year.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 650 Specifications

Engine 650cc Liquid-Cooled
Layout Parallel Twin
Maximum Power 47 PS at 7,000 RPM
Peak Torque 52 Nm at 4,000 RPM
Transmission 6-Speed, Manual Transmission

The new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 650 will gets its engine from the Interceptor. The new Royal Enfield comes with a new 650cc parallel-twin engine that looks a lot like another RE parallel twin of the yore. However, the new motor is a thoroughly modern unit and offers a peak power of 47 PS at 7,000 RPM along with a maximum torque of 52 Nm at 4,000 RPM. The engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and has a SOHC head. The oil-cooler for the engine features a small radiator that is mounted on the double-cradle chassis.

So, are you waiting for the launch of the new Royal Enfield Thuderbird 650? Share your views with us by penning them down in the comments section below. Stay tuned to Carblogindia for latest news on cars and motorcycles relevant to Indian market.

via IndianAutosBlog

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