Production-Ready Royal Enfield Scrambler 650 Spied With Single Sided Exhaust

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Royal Enfield Scrambler 650 is expected to launch in India in the first half of next year; boasts LED lighting all around and a single-pod cluster

Royal Enfield is currently developing a slew of new motorcycles for the domestic and international markets. The Chennai-based manufacturer will bank big on the all-new 450 cc and the flagship 650 cc lineup as models having different body styles are waiting to arrive. The 650 cc series, in particular, has already spawned the Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650 and the Super Meteor 650.

The test prototypes of Classic-themed and Bullet-like motorcycles as well as the faired Continental GT, production-spec Shotgun and scrambler-styled motorcycles have been spotted multiple times on Indian roads and foreign soil. In recent weeks, the Scrambler 650 has been caught doing trials. Here we have shown you the clearest set of spy pictures of the flagship scram – a body type which will hit the trend wave sooner rather than later.

The test mule of the Royal Enfield Scrambler 650 appears to be in its close-to-production guise. It is equipped with a round-shaped headlamp having a chrome outline, a single-pod instrument cluster with Tripper Navigation system as standard, a compact LED tail lamp with chrome bezels, sharp-looking LED turn indicators at the front and rear and saree guard, which will be a mandatory fitment.

royal enfield scrambler 650 -3Shod on 18-inch front and 17-inch rear wire-spoked wheels with block pattern tyres to suit on- and off-road riding requirements, the Scrambler boasts a wide handlebar setup, slightly rear-set footpegs and an oval-shaped fuel tank, which could be of the same size as the Interceptor. Other highlights are minimalistic body panels, adjustable levers, ribbed single-piece seat and circular black-finished mirrors.

It is suspended on upside-down front forks and twin-sided shock absorbers at the rear and the braking duties will be handled by a disc brake at the front and rear, assisted by a dual-channel ABS system. We can expect the RE Scrambler 650 to be introduced sometime in the first half of next year, considering that it is almost production ready.

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As for pricing, it could be slotted slightly below the Super Meteor 650, which costs around Rs. 3.55 lakh (ex-showroom) and above the Int and GT. Another noticeable feature in this motorcycle is the presence of a short, single-sided exhaust system as it has a different exhaust routing. It will be powered by the familiar 648 cc parallel twin-cylinder air- and oil-cooled engine developing around 46.5 PS and 52 Nm. It will be paired with a six-speed transmission with a slipper clutch as standard.