Royal Enfield Classic 650 Launch Planned – What To Expect?

Royal Enfield Classic 650 Launch Planned – What To Expect?

Royal Enfield will soon be expanding its 650cc line-up in the country with the launch of many new models including the new Classic 650 which was recently spied testing

Royal Enfield is one of the most popular car brands in the country and is offering an extremely extensive line-up in the country for buyers looking for powerful and reliable bikes in different segments. After launching multiple bikes like the RE Hunter 350 and the Super Meteor 650 in the country, the brand is now all set to bring other 650 cc bikes and 450 cc bikes in the market including the new Himalayan 450 Adv and the Shotgun 650. Having said this, here are all the details to know about the upcoming Royal Enfield Classic 650 that you should check out.

Royal Enfield Classic 650 Launch Planned

For starters, Royal Enfiled is currently working on as many as six new 605 cc bikes in its upcoming 650 cc range which includes the Himalayan 650, Shotgun 650, Scrambler 650, Bullet 650, Classic 650 and a retro-styled Continental GT 650 racing motorcycle. The RE Classic 650 was earlier spied testing in the country and was caught on camera without any camouflage earlier.

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From what we know so far, the new Royal Enfiled Classic 650 will be underpinned by the same platform that also underpins the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 in the country. Furthermore, the Royal Enfield Classic 650 also featured a similar exterior styling as the 350 cc model. Likewise, it will feature a retro-styled circular headlamp, a teardrop fuel tank, broad-chested riding ergonomics, and round tail lamps. The brand is also likely to offer chrome treatment on headlamp surroundings, pillion grab handles, and exhaust pipes.

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On the features front, the new Royal Enfield Classic 650 will be offered with a semi-digital instrument cluster, a colour TFT display, two trip meters, a Tipper Navigation display, and a fresh switch gear similar to the Classic 350. The bike will ride on USD front forks and twin shock absorbers at the rear. The braking system on the other hand will get front and rear disc brakes along with the standard dual-channel ABS (anti-lock braking system). Other important mechanical details and specifications are expected to be shared by the brand ahead of the launch of the bike in the country.

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Powering the bike will be the same 648cc twin-cylinder petrol engine that we also get with other RE 650 cc bikes like the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. This engine churns out a peak power output of 47 bhp while the maximum torque output stands at 52 Nm. This engine comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox that comes equipped with a slip and assist clutch. This engine not only boasts strong refinement levels but also offers strong performance and long-term reliability.

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If reports are to be believed, the new Royal Enfiled Classic 650 will make its debut in late 2023 or early 2024. The brand is likely to price it from Rs 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and will challenge other premium offerings in the segment. More details will be shared by the brand ahead of the official launch timeline. Royal Enfield is also working on launching many other offerings in the country including the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 and a new Scrambler-styled motorcycle.

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Nitin Kadian

Nitin Kadian

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An engineer by education and a motorhead by heart, he loves spending time behind the wheels. In the age of SUVs and crossovers, he still adores old-school low-slung sedans and drools over the Mustang '69.