Royal Enfield Classic 650 spied testing for the first time
Royal Enfield's 650cc line-up currently comprises three motorcycles: the Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650, and Super Meteor 650. But the brand has plans to offer more products on this platform, and one of such new offering, the Classic 650 has been spotted testing in India for the first time. However, since this is the first sightings of the test mule, the launch of the Classic 650 is likely to take place sometime next year. Not to mention, the Shotgun 650 is also in the pipeline.
Royal Enfield Classic 650: Design and ergonomics
As seen in the spy pictures, the Classic 650 test mule design language resembles the Classic 350. It features extended mudguards, teardrop-style fuel tank, wire-spoke wheels, headlamp reminiscent of Classic 350, split seat, round indicators, and taillamp similar to the Meteor 350 and Super Meteor 650.
In terms of ergonomics, the Classic 650 has a somewhat upright and relaxed riding posture. For this, it comes with middle-set foot pegs and a wide handlebar.
Royal Enfield Classic 650: Specifications and features
The Classic 650 test mule boasts telescopic forks instead of upside-down front fork units found on the Super Meteor 650. There is also a pair of rear shocks. It could get the Super Meteor 650's 320mm and 300mm front and rear disc brakes, respectively. Expect Royal Enfield to offer dual-channel ABS and a slipper clutch. In addition, the upcoming 650cc motorcycle may come with a circular semi-digital instrument console.
Royal Enfield Classic 650: Powertrain
Powering the Classic 650 is likely to be the same a 648cc, air/oil-cooled, parallel-twin engine that makes 47PS at 7,250rpm and 52.3Nm of torque at 5,550rpm. This motor comes paired with a six-speed gearbox.
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