Royal Enfield has announced that it would launch a new motorcycle every 3 months for the next 5 years. That is a big number to chase but the spy shots coming in every day make us believe that Royal Enfield could well achieve this feat. We have already seen the spy shots of the 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan with tripper navigation. Now, another Royal Enfield motorcycle has been spied being test ridden and it’s the all-new 650 Cruiser. Royal Enfield has built a world-class parallel twin 650 engine. One that is smooth, efficient and powerful. It has so far put this engine in just two motorcycles, the Interceptor 650 and the GT 650, both of which are based on the same chassis. The company wants to put that engine in a cruise to take the mantle forward.
This new 650 Cruiser looks significantly bigger than all of Royal Enfield’s motorcycles. Here are few things that are noticeable in the spy shots
This will be the first motorcycle from Royal Enfield to come with upside-down forks. These forks make the wheel less weighty and the bike more manoeuvrable. All the other motorcycles from the Chennai based brand have old styled forks at the front.
Tripper Navigation is Royal Enfield’s brand new turn by turn navigation screen and app which was first launched with the Meteor 350. This system comes with a small screen on the dashboard and an app on the rider’s smartphone. The user could project turn by turn navigation from the app to the screen with the help of Bluetooth. This system is very well received by Royal Enfield customers and the company would make sure to make it available to all its new motorcycles. CRuiser 650 would certainly have tripper navigation.
Slightly different stance?
The motorcycle that was earlier spied had very front set footpegs like a cruiser. These new shots, however, show the bike with normal set footpegs. This could just be for testing or the company would be looking for launching two versions of the motorcycle. It is still not known.
Inspiration from Meteor 350?
The backlight, indicators, front lights all seem to be directly taken from the newly launched Meteor 350. The battery and toolbox also look the same in the spy shots. Not a bad motorcycle to share parts from, but this could all change given this is just a test bike.
Price and expected launch date?
There is no news on the price and expected launch date. Considering we don’t even know the name of this motorcycle yet, any news regarding it would just be speculation at this point. The motorcycle however has been in testing since the last year. Since this is not a new engine and the bike looks incredibly ready to launch we should expect it to be launched by the end of this year.
As for price, the Interceptor and GT 650 come in at around Rs 3 lakh ex-showroom. Since it has the same engine but a bigger body, it should be expected to launch at Rs 3.5 Lakh ex-showroom.
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