Royal Enfield has stepped up its game and after launching the very successful Interceptor and Continental GT 650 in the market some time ago. The Indian motorcycle giant also the all-new Meteor 350 on a brand-new platform last year. That’s not all. Royal Enfield is working on a slew of upcoming motorcycles and a few of them will be launched in India later this year. One of these launches will be an all-new cruiser. Here are the closest pictures of the upcoming, production-ready motorcycle that reveals a lot of details.
The pictures come from GaadiWaadi and the motorcycle was spotted on the public road. It is the all-new Royal Enfield cruiser motorcycle that will utilise the twin-cylinder engine that is available only with two motorcycles at the moment.
Royal Enfield 650 cruiser
The new images show that the all-new Royal Enfield cruiser will come with upside-down forks. It will be the first motorcycle from the Indian manufacturer to get such a set-up. It is likely that Royal Enfield will put a premium price tag on the bike because of such premium features. The cruiser 650 will also come with ventilated disc brakes, multiple spoke black coloured alloy wheels, a taller windscreen, LED DRL, LED headlamp, and more. These will definitely add to the overall price of the bike whenever it gets launched in the market.
Also visible in the picture is the teardrop-shaped fuel tank and flat-twin seat set-up. Royal Enfield may provide a cover for the rear seat to add a more sophisticated look. However, other cycle parts will be shared with the Interceptor and the Continental GT 650.
Just like the Interceptor, the cruiser 650 will come with the twin-exhaust set-up. The tail lamp is all-LED and the size of the front and the rear wheels are different. The instrument cluster is a hybrid of analogue and digital systems. It will become the most expensive motorcycle from Royal Enfield in the market.
Harley-Davidson Street 750 void
As we know Harley-Davidson has shut down its India operations and has discontinued the most affordable Harley-Davidson Street 750 too. The all-new Royal Enfield cruiser will fill that void and will attract a lot of customers too. The 648cc, air-cooled, parallel-twin engine produces a maximum of 47.65 PS and 52 Nm of peak torque in the Interceptor and the Continental GT 650. There will no changes to the output. However, Royal Enfield may tweak the transmission to match the performance and weight of the cruiser.
The all-new cruiser 650 will be launched later this year and will become most affordable twin-cylinder powered cruiser in the Indian market. Yes, there will not be any direct competitor to the bike in the market but the likes of Triumph Street Twin will be a challenge for the new bike. While the Street Twin is priced at more than Rs 7 lakh, Royal Enfield is not expected to cross the Rs 3.5 lakh mark, which gives it a massive price advantage over any other motorcycle in the segment.
More 650cc motorcycles
Royal Enfield will utilise the 650cc engine in various body forms in the future. At a later stage, the same engine will also power the high-end versions of the Royal Enfield Himalayan and Thunderbird. Royal Enfield will also launch the all-new Bullet 350 and 500 later this year.