- Royal Enfield Classic 650 first spy shots appear
- Gets design elements similar to the Classic 350
- Launch expected to take place around mid-2024
Royal Enfield’s upcoming 650cc offerings have been spotted on multiple occasions till now. The test mules of the Super Meteor 650 and the Shotgun 650 have been frequent sightings. However, what came as a big surprise now are a new set of spy shots which, most likely, are that of the Royal Enfield Classic 650. As per our sources, the internal code name of the bike is P5A.
The motorcycle in the pictures boasts certain traits that hint at it being the Classic 650. The overall design theme looks quite similar to that of the existing Classic 350. Even the shape of the side panels, front fender, and steel wheel rims clearly exude the Classic vibe. What’s more, the round tail lamp design and two-piece seat are identical to the Classic 350.
As is clear from the spy shots, the Classic 650 will offer a comfortable and upright riding stance with a pulled-back handlebar, and slightly forward-set footpegs. One of the test mules was also carrying a few accessories including hard case panniers and a top box, further verifying its inclination towards long-distance riding.
The engine of the Classic 650 will be the same 650cc, parallel-twin unit as the Interceptor 650. However, the tuning of the engine and gearing might be different to suit the bike’s character. As for the launch timeline, although it’s not confirmed yet, we believe it will debut around mid-2024.