Royal Enfield is currently working on as many as six new 650 cc motorcycles and here we have listed all of them
Royal Enfield brought in the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 in late 2018 and they have been a resounding success. They gained prominence not just in India but also in the global markets as the Chennai-based manufacturer managed to extend its lead in the middleweight motorcycle space while outselling its more premium competitors with ease.
Buoyed by the good reception, Royal Enfield has expanded its 650 cc range with the addition of the flagship cruiser known as the Super Meteor 650. It is expected to be priced around Rs. 4 lakh and will be positioned above the Int and Continental GT with more premium features like an LED headlamp, Tripper Navigation system as standard and 43 mm Showa-sourced USD front forks.
The Super Meteor 650’s prices will be announced in January before the commencement of deliveries in February 2023. The retro motorcycle maker has already been spotted testing a scrambler based on the 650 cc platform with a 2-in-1 exhaust, the production-spec version of the SG 650 concept showcased at last year’s EICMA, and a classic-themed 650 cc touring machine.
An internal presentation gives us more details about the upcoming portfolio of 650 cc motorcycles as Royal Enfield is also developing a fully faired 650 based on the Continental GT 650, a dual-purpose 650 cc adventure tourer with Himalayan-like styling and a Bullet-themed 650 cc machine, which could sit at the entry point of the 650 cc range upon its arrival.
It must be noted that most of these motorcycles are still years away and we do expect the Shotgun 650 to arrive next considering that it has been caught testing multiple times in its production-ready guise. Royal Enfield is readying its electric motorcycles for the distant future and an image of a prototype was leaked recently as well.
Besides the 650 cc platform, Royal Enfield is preparing to unleash a brand new 450 cc range powered by a 450 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine and it will give rise to an adventure tourer and a scrambler. The Himalayan 450 is expected to debut sometime next year while the new generation Bullet 350 could also be launched in early 2023 to complete the entry-level lineup.