Royal Enfield is months away from launching its brand new motorcycles, with twin-cylinder engines, in the Indian market -the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. The engine that powers the twin-cylinder Royal Enfield could be used on a range of new motorcycles. One such motorcycle is expected to be a Scrambler, built around the 650-cc, twin-cylinder engine. Here are a couple of speculative renders of the Royal Enfield Scrambler 650.
As the render shows, the Royal Enfield Scrambler 650 is expected to get a retro-modern look, much like the rest of the motorcycles the brand sells. A 19-inch front wheel and an 18-inch rear wheel is expected, with knobbly tyres and a high-mounted exhaust offering plenty of ground clearance. Interesting bits in the renders include upside-down front forks and twin rear shock absorbers.
The Scrambler 650 from Royal Enfield could be an all-metal motorcycle, making it quite sturdy for off-road use. Fans of the brand will only be hoping that Royal Enfield manages to keep weight low, making the Scrambler quite usable even on the roughest of roads. The extensive use of metal on the concept means that the Scrambler could be as porky as Royal Enfield’s other motorcycles – with a kerb weight of at least about 180 kilograms.
Royal Enfield is also expected to use the newly developed, 650-cc, four-stroke, twin-cylinder engine on a range of existing motorcycles including the Classic, Thunderbird and Himalayan. The engine is air-oil cooled and produces 47 Bhp-52 Nm. It uses four valve heads, actuated by a single overhead camshaft. The engine is paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox, with a slipper clutch as standard. This engine can rev to over 7,000 rpm, allowing top speeds in excess of 160 Kph. New Royal Enfields will no longer be slow, ponderous machines. Exciting times lie ahead for Royal Enfield fans and prospective motorcycle buyers.
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