Upcoming Royal Enfield Classic 650 Spied – Top 5 Things To Know

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Royal Enfield Classic 650 is expected to go make its global debut before the end of this year and it could be launched in early 2025

The clearest spy images of the Royal Enfield Classic 650 have appeared on the internet giving us plenty of detailed information. Hot on the heels of launching the Himalayan 450, the homegrown manufacturer is currently working on a range of new 450 cc and 650 cc offerings for India and global markets. Here we have brought you all the key details in our top five:

1. Design:

The 650 cc range already comprises the Continental GT 650, Interceptor 650, Super Meteor 650 and the recently launched Shotgun 650. It will further be expanded with the arrival of the Classic and Bullet 650s. The former will likely arrive sometime next year as the nameplate holds plenty of volume significance for RE in India as well as abroad.

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The spy pictures indicate the presence of a retro theme for the Classic 650 as one would expect and it takes inspiration from its smaller sibling, the Classic 350 with some modern touches. The prototypes look to be production ready and the indicators are halogen units. A circular LED headlamp with silver casing, pilot lamps and a single-piece seat can be seen.

2. Powertrain:

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It will be equipped with the familiar 648 cc parallel twin-cylinder engine producing a maximum power output of 47 PS and 52 Nm of peak torque. It will be paired with a six-speed transmission and a slipper/assist clutch will be standard.

3. Ergonomics:

In a typical fashion, the handlebar is upright to enable good touring characteristics and the footpegs are middle set. The dual exhaust pipes are not as steeply positioned as in the Interceptor and Continental GT. The rear section is compact and some of the body panels as well as the design of the fuel tank could be shared with the Classic 650. The round tail lamp is from the familiar RE parts bin.

4. Suspension & Brakes:

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The retro roadster will be suspended on telescopic forks at the front and dual shock absorbers at the rear while the braking duties will be handled by front and rear disc brakes, assisted by a dual-channel ABS system. The motorcycle runs on spoked wheels wrapped in road-biased rubber to further enhance its vintage appeal.

5. Launch & Price:

The Royal Enfield Classic 650 will likely make its global debut later this year before going on sale in early 2025, judging by the close-to-production state of the test mules. It could be slotted between the Int and GT and the prices could hover around Rs. 3.2 lakh (ex-showroom) considering that the hardware may not be as fancy as the Super Meteor.

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