Royal Enfield Cruiser 650 Spy Shots

The long wait for the Royal Enfield 650cc cruiser line-up continues, with the bike still undergoing testing. The new spy shots are of a side-by-side model of RE’s twin-cylinder cruiser with good ergonomics and specifications.

While previous iterations of the 650cc cruiser had shown it riding on alloy wheels and an upside-down fork, these latest pictures show a test model equipped with wire-spoke wheels and a conventional front fork.

Earlier pictures showed a bike with footpegs in front of the engine cover, while the latest test model sports mid-set footpegs placed closer to the rear of the engine cover.

The round shape of the fuel-tank, the shape of the side panels, the overall design and layout of the frame remain the same, although the finish (chrome or blacked out) differs in some areas.

This latest test model is equipped with a number of accessories including hard panniers (likely aluminium), a top box and large pillar footpegs.

The engine is a wet-sump, 648 cc, air-cooled SOHC, 8v, parallel twin. Fueling is via Bosch injection. The engine is mated to a slipper clutch six-speed gearbox which drives a chain drive. There is a large oil cooler on the frame downtube of the bike. The engine is capable of a power of 47bhp @ 7250 rpm.

This test model also features a different set of accessories that include a larger front windscreen, larger crashguard and top box, hard panniers, and it sports an LED headlight compared to the halogen lights on the bike.

These appear to be largely the same bike, being offered in two different variants – a more premium model with LED lighting and alloy wheels and a more affordable one equipped with a spoke wheel and halogen headlight. Modal.

At this point, it’s not clear exactly how many new models will be added to Royal Enfield’s 650cc line-up, but we expect to see at least two new additions, possibly called the Shotgun 650 and the Super Meteor 650. Recently, testing models of RE Bullet 350 and RE hunter 350 were also seen.

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