Royal Enfield's 650cc cruiser spotted testing, design features revealed
Royal Enfield is likely to launch a new 650cc cruiser motorcycle, called the Roadster 650, in India by mid-2021. In the latest development, a test mule of the upcoming motorcycle has been spotted, revealing its key design details. As per the spy shots, it will have a double-cradle frame, a twin-pod instrument cluster, and inverted front forks, among other features. Here's our roundup.
The Royal Enfield Roadster 650 will sit on a double-cradle frame and have an eye-catching look, featuring a teardrop-shaped fuel tank, wide handlebars, forward-set footpegs, and a chrome-finished exhaust pipe. The bike will have a rounded headlamp and a twin-pod instrument cluster with support for Bluetooth as well as turn-by-turn navigation. It will ride on blacked-out alloy wheels.
The bike will draw power from a BS6-compliant 648cc parallel-twin engine that is also offered on the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. On the 650 twins, the mill makes 47hp of power and 52Nm of torque, and comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
To ensure the safety of the rider, the Royal Enfield Roadster 650 will be equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels, along with dual-channel ABS to avoid skidding while braking. Meanwhile, the suspension duties on the cruiser bike will be taken care of by inverted telescopic forks on the front side and twin shock absorbers on the rear end.
Details pertaining to the pricing and availability of the Royal Enfield Roadster 650 in India will be announced at the time of launch in mid-2021. However, it should carry a price-tag of around Rs. 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom).