Royal Enfield 650cc cruiser spotted testing in India; could be launched in mid-2021

14 October 2020, 03:37 PM Neil Nair
Royal Enfield 650cc cruiser spotted testing in India; could be launched in mid-2021

- Royal Enfield 650cc cruiser spotted again

- Likely to use the same 648cc, parallel-twin engine

- Could be launched in 2021 around Rs 2.80 lakh.

Royal Enfield has been spotted testing its 650cc cruiser in India once again. Although this time, the spy images are clearer and reveal many details about the upcoming motorcycle.

To begin with, the Royal Enfield 650 cruiser offers a laid-back riding position courtesy of the pulled-back handlebars and forward set footpegs. In terms of styling, the motorcycle front section and fuel tank look similar to the Thunderbird, while the rear fender is reminiscent of the Indian Scout. Nevertheless, the Royal Enfield 650, even in the testing form has a road presence. The long and low-set exhaust pipes further add to its classic cruiser appearance. It also gets a different subframe that complements its lowered look.

The Royal Enfield 650 cruiser will also come with Bluetooth-connectivity like the one on the soon-to-be-launched Meteor 350. The bike is expected to use the same 648cc, parallel-twin engine as on the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. But unlike the spoke wheels on the 650 twins, the cruiser will come equipped with alloy wheels probably as standard.

Although the motorcycle looks close to production it is only likely to be launched sometime in 2021- after the Meteor 350 and updated Classic 350. Nevertheless, it will face direct competition from the Kawasaki Vulcan S in the country. We can expect Royal Enfield to price it around Rs 2.80 lakh to Rs 2.85 lakh (ex-showroom). 

Image Source- Gaadiwaadi

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

  • Displacement648 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)47 bhp
  • Kerb Weight202 kg
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Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 2,66,060

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