Royal Enfield Scrambler 650 caught testing – Could this be the first 650 to buy


The Interceptor 650 is old and has all those high-speed wobbling issues. The Meteor 650 has a very stiff rear suspension. The Shotgun 650 is just out there to win beauty contests. So where do Indian motorcyclists look for in search of a 650cc twin-engined motorcycle?

Royal Enfield enthusiasts, brace yourselves for an electrifying year ahead as the iconic motorcycle manufacturer gears up to unveil two highly anticipated models: the Royal Enfield Scrambler 650 and the Classic 650. Recent sightings during road trials in Chennai have sparked a wave of excitement among motorcycle aficionados, offering a glimpse into what promises to be a thrilling addition to the Royal Enfield lineup.

The Scrambler 650: A Blend of Power and Style

The Royal Enfield Scrambler 650, poised to turn heads with its upgraded characteristics, is expected to redefine the riding experience in the 650cc segment. Drawing inspiration from the beloved Interceptor 650, the Scrambler 650 is anticipated to boast enhanced hardware, technology, and riding ergonomics. Industry insiders suggest that the Scrambler 650 may be christened the ‘Interceptor Bear 650’ upon its release, adding to the intrigue surrounding this formidable machine.

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Sporting circular headlights and fashionable spoke wheels (ouch), the Scrambler 650 exudes an aggressive demeanor on the road. With a 17-inch rear and 19-inch front wheels, this model is primed to tackle a variety of terrains with ease. Additionally, expect premium features such as LED-based illumination, a circular digital console offering GPS navigation, and Bluetooth connectivity, elevating the riding experience to new heights.

The Classic 650: A Nostalgic Ride with Modern Flair

For those yearning for a nostalgic ride with a modern twist, the Royal Enfield Classic 650 is set to deliver an unparalleled experience. Building upon the legacy of the Classic 350, this model is anticipated to incorporate design elements reminiscent of its predecessor while embracing contemporary enhancements. With models like the Super Meteor 650 and Shotgun 650 in the 650cc class, the Classic 650 is poised to carve its niche with its distinctive charm.

Featuring a retro-inspired appearance and a twin-peashooter exhaust system, the Classic 650 exudes timeless elegance. Wire-spoke wheels come as standard, with alloy rims and tubeless tires available as optional upgrades, catering to individual preferences. Equipped with a powerful 648cc parallel-twin motor generating 47bhp of power and 52Nm of torque, coupled with a 6-speed gearbox, the Classic 650 promises a dynamic and exhilarating ride.

A Glimpse into the Future

As Royal Enfield gears up for a momentous year in 2024, enthusiasts can expect an array of exciting developments beyond the Scrambler 650 and Classic 650. With a commitment to innovation and excellence, the iconic motorcycle manufacturer continues to push boundaries and redefine the riding experience for enthusiasts worldwide.

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For riders who have liked the 650 cc engine from Royal Enfield but couldn’t pick one of their existing models due to one of the other issues, the Scrambler 650 or the Classic 650 could well be right up your alley. 

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