The funda of providing more for less is something that Indian two-wheeler makers have adopted perfectly. Bajaj Dominar as well as the Royal Enfield bunch of bikes prove this. These motorcycles mimic the much-more expensive units from other bikemakers. As much as this is appreciated by us Indians, the trend doesn’t seem to die down. A new Royal Enfield bike has now been spotted. This motorcycle looks squarely like the Triumph Speedmaster. The new Royal Enfield 650cc cruiser bike was seen doing its test rounds by the folks at Gaadiwaadi.com. There wasn’t much camouflage on the bike and it is easy to see the details. The design part of it is quite obvious and the aforementioned inspiration too is apparent. As for the other details, few we can speculate and the rest we wait for the scheduled launch in the first half of this year.
Royal Enfield 650cc cruiser specs, features
A LED DRL will be part of the package and so will the halogen headlight. RE headlights have been pretty good even with the halogen setup. The handlebar can be seen as a wide unit and the fuel tank is teardrop-shaped. One can also notice the chunky telescopic front suspension. The cycle parts seem to be borrowed from the Interceptor as well as Continental GT.
The engine then again is the same 650cc twin. It will produce 47PS of power and 52Nm. This motor will have the smoothness associated with it and a 6-speed gearbox with slipper clutch will be added as well. The rear suspension too comprises of dual shock absorbers. The tail light is circular. We like the split seat arrangement that is so similar from the Classic 350. The instrumentation will be a semi-digital unit, with Tripper navigation. We also like the big windscreen offered and it will likely be standard too.
While there are no clear competitors, these bikes will carve a niche in our market. The Royal Enfield 650cc cruiser remains unnamed yet and the expected price will be Rs 2.85 lakh, ex-showroom.