It is a new day and new trademarks are flowing in. The case in consideration today is of the Royal Enfield’s 650cc cruiser. If we had to make a list of the most anticipated motorcycles in the country in recent times, the Royal Enfield 650cc cruiser will probably grab the top spot. We have always been fond of Royal Enfield and their retro cruisers but this time around, the company is developing a proper, low-slung cruiser and guess what? It will have the oomph to justify its ‘cruiser’ tag, unlike some other Royal Enfield motorcycles we have been referring to ‘cruiser’ all this time.
The company has registered multiple new names in recent times including the Flying Flea, Roadster, Hunter and Sherpa. And, the Royal Enfield Shotgun is the latest to be patented in India.
What can we expect?
Reports suggest that Royal Enfield might use the name ‘Shotgun’ for its upcoming 650cc cruiser and we are particularly fond of the name. It is being assumed that the cruiser is going to thwart the competition and now that we have its potential name, it could blow the heads off its rivals, just like a proper shotgun does. The 650cc cruiser from the house of Royal Enfield has made an appearance time and again.
The word around the streets is that RE is currently working on two 650cc cruisers. One has made an appearance time and again while the other has showed its face only recently. While the ‘Shotgun’ is expected to boast of a proper cruiser like styling and will feature wider handlebars, forward set footpegs and a low seat height while the other is going to be a slightly contemporary styled motorcycle. The latter might carry the name Meteor 650 or Classic 650.
What is almost confirmed at the moment is that both the products will utilize the same 650cc twin-cylinder thumping motor which is currently pumping the affairs in the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. What is also quite relevant from the images is that the 650cc cruiser will have USD forks at the front.
If Royal Enfield manages to keep the price under INR 4 Lakh, which looks achievable by RE’s pricing strategy, it will have a definite winner at its hands.