- Royal Enfield 650cc cruiser spied testing once again
- Was accompanied by two other 650cc test mules
- Speculated to be the Meteor 650 and the Classic 650
It’s a known fact now that Royal Enfield will go aggressive with the expansion of its portfolio by launching multiple new bikes this year. And the most talked-about model of these is the 650cc cruiser based on the same platform as the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. This cruiser has been spied multiple times before. But in a new turn of events, two new 650cc Royal Enfield models have been spotted. If speculations are anything to go by, these could be called the Meteor 650 and the Classic 650.
As opposed to the cruiser’s laid-back styling and ergonomics, these two new models seem to boast a taller stance with more upright ergonomics. While the alleged Classic 650 can’t be seen clearly in the spy video, the third model that is likely to be called the Meteor 650 is easily decipherable. This bike features a tail section that is very similar to the Meteor 350’s rear end. Things like the round LED tail lamp, round indicators, pillion seat and the grail rail look very similar to the existing 350cc Meteor.
Interestingly, there were two versions of this bike undergoing tests. While one of them had a blacked-out rear fender and accessories like a windscreen and crash guards, the other one was deprived of the accessories and sported chrome-finished fender.
The fact that these bikes had twin exhausts and were cruising effortlessly at 120-130kmph (as conveyed in the video) signifies that they were powered by RE’s 650cc engine. In the Interceptor and Continental GT 650, this mill churns out 47bhp and 52Nm. For these new spied motorcycles, RE might have tuned the engine differently.
As of now, there aren’t any confirmed details available about Royal Enfield’s upcoming 650cc motorcycles. However, these spy images clearly convey that RE is generously utilising this platform and the new bikes aren’t too far from being officially launched.
Spy image source: YouTube