Royal Enfield is indeed one of the most loved motorcycles brands in India and people go absolutely gaga over Royal Enfield’s cruisers, cafe racers and adventure bikes. Royal Enfield’s current line-up consists of 350cc, 411cc and 650cc motorcycles. It was reported that Royal Enfield is seemingly working on expanding the 650 range and a few 650 motorcycles from Royal Enfield have been caught testing by Royal Bangalorean Raj Youtube channel.
It is pretty evident that Royal Enfield currently has its hands full of upcoming projects and a retro-styled cruiser based on the 650cc platform seems to be one of the top priorities.
Currently, the Royal Enfield line-up in India consists of the Bullet, the Classic 350 and the Meteor 350 in the 350cc segment, the Himalayan 400 that is powered by a 411cc engine and finally the 650 twins – the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT.
Royal Enfield is very much looking to expand its 650 range owing to the great success of the 650 twins. In the video posted by Royal Bangalorean Raj on his Youtube, you can witness a bunch of 650 motorcycles. One of them is, most likely, a 650 Cruiser and just like every other RE motorcycle, it looks lovely. It features a round headlamp and rearview mirrors. It also gets a larger teardrop tank with wide handlebars and Bobber-style appeal. It gets dual chrome exhausts with forward-set footpegs for a relaxed riding posture.
The 650 Cruiser could be named KX650 upon launch while the remaining motorcycles along with the 650 Cruiser in the video are seemingly Classic 650 or Meteor 650. The Classic 650 features a bit different footpeg positioning and a wider pillion seat along with blacked out dual exhausts as against chrome ones on the 650 Cruiser. Either way, all these motorcycles were clocking 120-130 km/hr on the speedo easily.
All these 650 motorcycles are powered by the same 648cc, parallel-twin, air-cooled engine which also powers the 650 twins – Interceptor and Continental GT. On the 650 twins, this engine produces 47BHP of peak power and 52Nm of peak torque and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. On the 650 Cruiser, Classic 650 / Meteor 650, these output figures might vary a bit.
All future RE products should expectedly receive Tripper navigation. The 650 Cruiser should also feature USD forks, dual-channel ABS and slipper and assist clutch. Exciting times ahead for RE fanboys!