Royal Enfield Classic 650 Spotted For the First Time: The all-new 650cc twin-cylinder Royal Enfield Classic has been recently spotted undisguised for the first time. Royal Enfield is all geared up for its new product launches in 2021 as the retro-classic brand is planning to launch one new motorcycle every 4 months in India.
The company will launch some updated models and few next-generation thumpers are also in the pipeline. Although the new 650cc cruiser is on its way, this time, Royal Enfield has been spotted testing another twin-cylinder prototype that is expected to be launched as Classic 650.
A recent spy image of an accessorized 650 cruiser was wrongly identified earlier, the prototype featured a conventional roadster riding as compared to the previously spied cruiser test mule, also the accessorized test mule is featured considerably with a higher seat height.
Both the prototypes share quite a lot in common in terms of the basic design elements like split seats, an almond-shaped fuel tank, a circular headlamp, same seat height and ergonomics. The motorcycle also features black alloy wheels, front and rear discs, twin exhaust pipes, and an eccentrically mounted circular instrument dial.
The spy images reveal that the 650cc engine features an all-black colour scheme but it is likely that it is just a cover. If one removes the cover, there would be most probably the same silver/chrome engine underneath, similar to the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650.
The Interceptor 650 covers the medium-displacement roadster niche for RE, and the company is quite confident that there will be sufficient difference in the appeal of the Classic 650 to have it alongside. The split seats, inverted telescopic front forks, a removable pillion unit, and an updated old-school body-coloured headlamp differentiate the Royal Enfield Classic 650 from its sibling.
The 648cc, fuel-injected, parallel-twin engine, which also powers the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650, is good for a maximum power of 46.8 HP @ 7150 rpm along with a peak torque of 52 Nm @ 5250 rpm. The engine will come mated to a 6-speed gearbox along with a slipper and assist clutch as standard. We may also see a minor tweak to the gear ratios to suit the Royal Enfield Classic 650’s relaxed mile-munching nature.