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    Royal Enfield 650cc Cruiser, Meteor 650 – Spied In Production Guise

    Royal Enfield is working hard to put its upcoming 650 cruiser line-up through final rounds of testingUpcoming Royal Enfield 650cc cruiser and Meteor 650Upcoming Royal Enfield 650cc test mules have run the gauntlet of testing in every condition for quite a number of years. Royal Enfield will be launching these not only in the domestic market but also overseas and obviously wants them to succeed from the word go.If grapevine is to be believed, the long-awaited Royal Enfield 650 cruiser line-up is all set to make its debut in mid-July this year. As that time approaches, the bikes were caught testing totally undisguised in near production-ready format by Madras Tribe channel.Royal Enfield 650cc Cruiser, Super MeteorThough it is not yet clear how many new 650cc motorcycles are planned for launch, it is safe to predict that there would be at least two models. As can be seen in the spy video below, one motorcycle has a cruiser stance, while the other is more like Meteor.Upcoming RE cruiser 650 is expected to be longer and lower with the rider sitting in a relaxed feet forward position, while Super Meteor 650 will have a conventional stance with the rider sitting in a more upright position.[embedded content][embedded content]Cruiser 650 will come equipped with LED headlight, upside down forks, alloy wheels shod with tubeless tyres and forward-set footpegs placed near the front of the engine covers and right next to exhaust downpipe in typical cruiser fashion. Both bikes will have single disc brakes at both ends with dual-channel ABS. Instrument cluster will be a semi-digital twin-podded affair with a tripper navigation system also on offer.Super Meteor 650 will likely have a halogen headlight, wire-spoke wheels, a conventional telescopic front fork and mid-set footpegs. What would remain common is layout and design of the frame, shape of the fuel-tank, side panels, exhaust system though on the Cruiser 650 it will be finished in chrome while on the Super Meteor 650, it will be finished in matt black.Common engine, gearboxRoyal Enfield will be using the same engine and gearbox from the Interceptor and 650 twins. State of tuning might be altered on the bikes but the 648cc parallel twin engine will have the same output of 47 hp and 52 Nm of torque, like on the 650 twins, mated to a 6-speed transmission with revised gear ratios for more relaxed cruising and higher speeds on highways. Instead of brushed aluminium finish, on the upcoming bikes the engine will be finished in black.The Cruiser 650 could get a 130-section rear tyre mounted on a smaller wheel than the front in typical cruiser configuration, while the Super Meteor 650 will also have different-sized wheels and tyres. Speculation is rife of there being a third model in the cruiser line-up which is being called Classic 650 but at the moment Royal Enfield is holding cards close to their chest and all information will only be disclosed near the launch date. More

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    Royal Enfield 650 Modified Into 865cc Cafe Racer For Rs 4.5 Lakh

    The entire mod job, inclusive of the big bore, has cost around Rs 4.50 lakh, making it more expensive than the stock Royal Enfield 650Royal Enfield Ice Queen 865cc by Ricochet MotorcyclesRelationship between Royal Enfield motorcycles and the aftermarket industry goes decades back. Needless to say, the Chennai-based bikemaker is the most loved brand in the aftermarket industry. Over the years, we have come to witness some very unique and aesthetically pleasing mod jobs.Some works are focussed on enhancing the looks while some are centred around their performance. The latest example caters to the latter. In a video posted on YouTube channel BikeWithGirl, the vlogger presents a custom-made bike that has been built on Royal Enfield 650 Twin.Royal Enfield 650 Modified Into 865ccThis modification has been done by Debashish and his team of Pune-based workshop Ricochet Motorcycles. Design of the custom-built bike has been updated for the better as it commands a more prominent road presence. It gets a custom-stitched single-piece saddle with a ribbed pattern and a cowl at rear. Also, it gets custom-built side body panels with the branding of Ricochet Motorcycles.Weight of the bike has been significantly reduced with the help of custom materials used for the clip-on handlebar, carbon fibre mudguard at front, and key lock structure. Further, the front fender has been chopped short while the rear unit has been removed to restrict additional weight. Red highlights on fuel tank and brake callipers against the black background create a nice contrasting appeal.Royal Enfield Ice Queen 865cc by Ricochet MotorcyclesPowertrain UpdatesHowever, the big deal is underneath the metal as mentioned earlier since plenty of mechanical tweaks have been made to the motorcycle. For starters, the engine has been bored out for a greater displacement. This has been achieved by using an extended sleeve for the piston to move, thus, increasing the volume of the cylinders.Along with bored-out cylinders, alterations have been made to the gearing as well with a larger sprocket with extra teeth used. It also receives an upgraded drag chain to sustain high power driving. The change in sprocket and drivetrain has resulted in a 25% increase in initial acceleration.Updated DynamicsExact performance figures from the bored-out engine haven’t been revealed, but the bike will be taken to a dyno test centre where it will be evaluated. To complement the additional performance, braking has been made stronger with twin discs at front powered by a 4-piston twin calliper. The rear disc brake setup remains stock.[embedded content][embedded content]The bike now rides on lighter aluminium rims shod with performance tyres. Another major component where weight has been reduced is a custom handmade twin exhaust pipe and mufflers. Moreover, riding characteristics have also been tweaked thanks to the stock suspension setup replaced by an aftermarket unit sourced from Benelli. Further, springs have been designed in-house to match the suspension. More

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    Royal Enfield Shotgun 650cc Bobber Spied – New LED Headlight

    Royal Enfield has plans to introduce multiple new 650cc motorcycles including Shotgun, Super Meteor 650 and a cruiser bikeUpcoming Royal Enfield 650cc Bobber SG650With 650 twins registering strong sales in domestic as well as international markets, Royal Enfield will be aiming to further strengthen its presence in this space. Towards that end, at least three new 650cc motorcycles will be launched. One of these is Shotgun 650 that was unveiled as SG650 concept at 2021 EICMA. New 650cc bikes will also help Royal Enfield to manage threats from rivals such as the upcoming BSA Gold Star 650.Shotgun 650 has been spotted on road tests in India as well as abroad. The test mules have been seen with varying features till now, making it difficult to get a proper feel of its design. The latest test mule spotted overseas is different in that it appears to be in production-ready form.Royal Enfield 650cc LED HeadlightIt has the full uniform and is without any camouflage, indicating that the bike is almost ready to enter production. The test mule can be seen with a top box and connected wires, which reveals the possibility of range testing. Shotgun 650 is likely to be launched in early 2023. Royal Enfield could also introduce the Super Meteor 650 at the same time.While production-ready Shotgun 650 looks familiar to SG650 Concept, it has toned-down features and appears more practical. The bike continues using Royal Enfield’s signature retro features such as round headlamp and rear view mirrors, teardrop shaped fuel tank and wide rear mudguard. While the headlight will be LED, blinkers will have halogen bulbs.Upcoming Royal Enfield 650cc Bobber SG650Side profile comprises largely the engine and utility boxes. The test mule can be seen with inconspicuous looking exhaust. It is possible that this may be different as compared to that of the production variant. At the rear, Shotgun 650 has the signature round tail lamp.In terms of user comfort, the bike offers an upright riding stance. Pulled back handlebar and centrally placed footpegs will ensure optimal comfort on long journeys. Low-set, scooped out single piece saddle can be expected to boost comfort levels as well as ensure adequate balance and control.Shotgun 650 engine and specsPowering Shotgun 650 will be the same 648cc parallel-twin air cooled motor that does duty on Interceptor and Continental GT. It churns out 47 hp of max power and 52 Nm of peak torque. It is coupled with a 6-speed constant mesh gearbox. It is possible that power and torque output may be tweaked slightly in line with the bike’s profile.Shotgun 650 has USD forks at front and dual rear shock absorbers. It has disc brakes at both ends, integrated with dual-channel ABS as standard. Speedometer appears the same as currently used with other Royal Enfield bikes. There’s a larger primary display on the left that shows standard info such as speedometer, fuel level and odometer. On the right, the smaller display is likely to be the tripper navigation system.Source More

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    Royal Enfield Sultan 650cc Modified INT 650 – Concept To Production

    Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 has been modified into a hand-built cafe racer called Sultan by Neev MotorcyclesRoyal Enfield Sultan 650ccRobustness of Royal Enfield’s architecture needs no mention. It is the same reason why numerous motorcycles from the Chennai-based brand undergo aftermarket customisation. In the past, we have covered innumerable examples of a Royal Enfield bike going under the knife to transform its looks.The latest example is a RE Interceptor 650 which has been transformed into a classy-looking cafe racer. Christened ‘Sultan 650’, this project has been designed and conceptualised by Delhi-based Neev Motorcycles. As evident from the images, this custom-built motorcycle features major changes over the stock model.Royal Enfield Sultan 650cc – Concept To ProductionIt was back in May last year, that Neev Motorcycles had shared images of the Sultan. At that time, it was just a project visualized via images. The Sultan project is now a reality.The first thing to notice is the custom-built grey shade that complements mechanical components and internals of the bike beautifully. In addition, the engine gearbox casing has been provided with a nice glossy black finish. Further, blacked-out wheel covers have been added to the stock wheels with ‘Sultan’ scribbled on the front unit. Fenders at both ends have been chopped short.Royal Enfield Sultan 650ccThis Interceptor 650 gets a custom fuel tank with braces and a fuel-filler lid with chrome and gloss black treatment. Side panels are custom-built as well that feature sporty air vents, although it is hard to judge if they are functional or not. Moreover, the stock dual-pod analogue instrument console has been uniquely placed on the side of the fuel tank.Royal Enfield Sultan 650ccSince the bike’s frame has been chopped short as well, it gets a new cafe racer-style custom single-piece seat. Illumination is fully custom consisting of an LED headlamp encased within a black-out bezel, an LED tail lamp and aftermarket turn indicators here with mesh-style covers wrapped over them. A chunky aftermarket sump guard with a large bash plate has been added to protect the engine underbelly from abrasions.Mechanical UpdatesOther than the cosmetic updates, this custom-built Interceptor has undergone major functional upgrades as well. For starters, it gets a new aftermarket clip-on handlebar which is set lower. Also, footpegs appear to be positioned slightly further back which should offer a sporty and aggressive riding posture.Royal Enfield Sultan 650ccThe modified frame now sits on aftermarket upside-down forks in front and twin shock absorbers. Nitrox gas canisters at the rear shock absorbers are gold anodised which also adds to the bike’s visual appeal. Some crucial changes have been made to the power plant as well which now features a custom-built two-in-one exhaust system, with both pipes routed to the right side.The re-routed twin tailpipes culminate at an aftermarket twin-barrel exhaust muffler sourced from Akrapovic. The outlet ports in the muffler also receive a carbon fibre finish which accentuates the premium look. It hasn’t been revealed if this revised exhaust setup has resulted in some changes in power and torque outputs from the engine.Neev Motorcycles team behind Sultan 650ccAs per Neev Motorcycles, the majority of this bike has been hand-built. Meanwhile, the stock Interceptor is powered by a 648cc parallel-twin, oil-cooled engine that churns out 47 bhp and a peak torque of 52 Nm. Power is sent to the rear wheel via a chain drive and a six-speed gearbox with a slipper and assist clutch. More

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    2022 Royal Enfield 650 Interceptor Modified Into Gothic Scrambler

    Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 has been modified into a beautiful looking scrambler by WSW Custom Bike based out of Thailand2022 Royal Enfield 650 Interceptor ModifiedRoyal Enfield motorcycles are known to be a chameleon in the aftermarket industry – thanks to the ease at which it can be modified into a new avatar. Over the years, customisers have presented many different avatars of bikes from the stable of the Chennai-based manufacturer not just in India but overseas as well. The latest example also comes from a foreign land which involves Interceptor 650.Thailand-based WSW Custom Bike is well known for its aftermarket customisation projects involving Royal Enfield 650 Twins– Interceptor and Continental GT. In this case, the former has been modified into a retro scrambler which has been wrapped in an all-black paint scheme.2022 Royal Enfield 650 Interceptor ModifiedFor starters, folks at WSW have used the stock fuel tank but gave it an aftermarket black shade with a Matte finish. It also features the ‘Royal Enfield’ branding in red colour along with a red stripe contouring both sides of the tank.Upfront, it gets a round, full LED multi-beam aftermarket round headlight nestled within a chrome bezel with an integrated circular LED DRL. Another major change is a new custom seat with a new padding underneath and a ribbed pattern.2022 Royal Enfield 650 Interceptor ModifiedBoth front and rear fenders have been chopped short as in the case with a contemporary scrambler. As a result, the registration plate is mounted behind the Nitrox chamber of the left shock absorber. Also, the rear fender holds an aftermarket LED taillight.2022 Royal Enfield 650 Interceptor ModifiedThe workshop has also employed an aftermarket exhaust setup with new bend pipes and mufflers on each side. Size of wire-spoked wheels appears to remain constant, however, they are now wrapped up by knobbier dual-purpose tyres from Pirelli. This would allow the bike to undergo some amount of trail bashing. It also gets a new pair of inverted rearview mirrors which are perfect for touring purposes.RE Interceptor 650- Specs & PriceNo changes have been mentioned in the mechanical department barring the wheels and tyres. The bike gets its power from a 648cc parallel-twin, air/oil-cooled motor that kicks out 47 bhp and 52 Nm of peak torque. This unit is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox via a slipper clutch.2022 Royal Enfield 650 Interceptor ModifiedNot many changes have been made to the bike’s hardware configurations as such. Suspension duties continue to be handled by telescopic forks up front and twin gas-charged Nitrox mono-shocks at rear. Braking is taken care of by single disc brakes with 320mm rotor at front and 240mm rotor at rear. They are aided by a dual-channel ABS as standard.Instrumentation on the bike has also remained the same as the stock motorcycle with a twin-pod cluster housing, an analogue speedo and a tachometer. It gets a simple halogen setup for illumination. Interceptor 650 is currently priced between Rs 2.85 lakh to Rs 3.09 lakh (ex-showroom).Source More

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    Royal Enfield Constellation Name Trademarked – New 650cc Motorcycle?

    Modified RE 650 image for reference. Credit – Neev MotorcyclesRoyal Enfield is presently developing at least three new 650cc models, one of them could probably wear the ‘Constellation’ monikerRoyal Enfield has plenty of exciting new models slated to come out in the next few months. The company is currently on the verge of launching Scram 411 which is essentially a road-biased version of Himalayan in the next few days.Apart from this, the Chennai-based bike manufacturer is also developing multiple models based on the 650cc platform. At least three iterations of the upcoming 650cc motorcycle have been spied in recent times. Other than this, there is also a 350cc roadster on the anvil which is expected to be named Hunter 350.Royal Enfield Constellation Trademark FiledIn a recent development, Royal Enfield has filed a new trademark for the name ‘Constellation’ which could be utilised in one of the upcoming new motorcycles. Going by the history behind the moniker, we believe it could be used in one of the 650cc models. For reference, Constellation 700 was a motorcycle sold by Royal Enfield in North America between 1958 and 1963.It was a predecessor to the erstwhile Interceptor 700 and was equipped with a 692cc parallel-twin motor which churned out 36 horses. It was essentially two engines of Bullet 350 combined into a single unit with 2 cast-iron barrels and twin alloy heads. Later, displacement for this motor was increased to 736cc since the earlier motor was a bit too small for the likings of Americans.Royal Enfield Constellation Name Trademark FiledPossible UsageAs mentioned earlier, there are possibly three versions of the 650cc motorcycle- a cruiser which is expected to be called Super Meteor 650, a single-seater bobber named SG650 or Shotgun 650 and a roadster. The last option is likely to be a 650cc equivalent of Classic 350 and could probably wear the nametag of Constellation 650.However, it is still a speculation as there has been no official confirmation regarding any of this. Constellation 650 could be the sportiest of all 650cc motorcycles since back in the day, the original Constellation was considered a ‘sporty’ motorcycle for that era as it could clock a top speed of 177 kmph.Royal Enfield Constellation Expected SpecsThe upcoming 650cc roadster will share the same platform and engine as features in the current 650 Twins- Interceptor and Continental GT. Speaking of engine, it will be powered by a 648cc parallel-twin engine that currently churns out 47 bhp and 52 Nm of peak torque. This unit is paired with a 6-speed gearbox via a slipper and assist clutch.Original Royal Enfield Constellation 700 From The 1960s. Image from RE Constellation Service Manual. Credit – Hari Shreyas.It will also probably be the last of the three upcoming 650cc bikes to be launched by Royal Enfield. This motorcycle is expected to make its debut by the end of 2023 or early 2024 by the time both Super Meteor and Shotgun would have launched in the market. When launched, it could be positioned between Shotgun 650 and Super Meteor 650. More

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    Royal Enfield SG650 Shotgun 650cc Bobber – New Spy Shots

    Royal Enfield SG650 Shotgun 650cc BobberAt the time of its unveil at 2021 EICMA, Royal Enfield had described SG650 concept as the link between its past and futureThe SG650 concept was truly stunning in its design and form and had attracted significant footfall at last year’s EICMA. Production version of SG650 has been spied on test in India once again. It indicates that the bike could be launched soon.The latest spy shots give an up-close look at the upcoming Royal Enfield 650cc bobber, which is expected to be called as Shotgun 650 upon launch. Spy shots reveal that the production-spec SG650 doesn’t deviate too much from the concept. Royal Enfield SG650 Shotgun 650cc BobberA single-seat bobber, Royal Enfield SG650 leans on neo-retro styling. It looks different and yet carries the signature design aesthetics associated with Royal Enfield bikes. While the concept had full freedom to experiment, the production variant looks more relevant in practical terms.For example, funky bar-end mirrors seen with SG650 concept have been replaced with standard-looking units on production variant. SG650 concept had various other unique aspects such as CNC billet machined fuel tank and wheels, bespoke designed brake callipers, glossy aluminium switch cubes, hand stitched black leather seat and futuristic graphics. The production version of SG650 will have a relatively toned-down profile.Royal Enfield SG650 Shotgun 650cc BobberAs revealed in spy shots, SG650 has round headlamp and rear-view mirrors, wide low-set handlebar, centrally placed foot pegs, single floating-type seat, large front radiator and dual exhaust. At the rear, the bike is expected to get broad fender and round tail lamp. Riding stance is similar to that of Classic 350, which is quite comfortable.Royal Enfield SG650 engine and specsTo reduce development and production cost, SG650 will share much of its hardware with 650 twins (Interceptor and Continental GT). Engine will be the same, a 648cc, parallel twin, air/oil-cooled unit that generates 47 hp of max power at 7,150 rpm and 52 Nm of peak torque at 5,250 rpm. It is mated to a constant mesh 6-speed transmission.Suspension system on-board SG650 will have USD forks at front and twin coil-over shocks at rear. It will have 320mm and 240mm disc brakes at front and rear, respectively, integrated with dual-channel ABS as standard.Royal Enfield SG650 Shotgun 650cc BobberSG650 is expected to get a semi-digital instrument console with Tripper navigation display on the right. Bluetooth-based connectivity features are also likely to be offered as standard with the bike.In the company’s line-up, SG650 will be positioned above 650 twins. It could also be the new flagship motorcycle from Royal Enfield. It is to note that the company is working on around three more 650cc motorcycles. It includes Super Meteor 650 and a true-blue cruiser bike.Just like 350cc segment, Royal Enfield has plans to saturate the 650cc space as well. The strategy will ensure better engagement with target audience and help fend-off rivals. More

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    2022 Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650, Cruiser Spied – Fully Loaded

    2022 Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650cc / Shotgun / Cruiser – Golden ForksRoyal Enfield could be launching three new motorcycles under the 650cc motorcycle lineup – Starting with Super Meteor 650Thanks to multiple test mules spied in India and abroad, it has already been established that Royal Enfield is planning to expand its 650cc lineup. This RE segment of motorcycles currently houses two models- Interceptor and Continental GT.We also know that there are going to be multiple versions of the upcoming 650cc motorcycle from the Chennai-based manufacturer. The question arises, how many more iterations of the 650cc platform will we see in the future. It is likely that there are going to be three iterations of the 650cc models.These will be Cruiser 650, Super Meteor 650 and Shotgun 650. All three bikes will offer a low-slung cruiser-like stance with a long wheelbase and classic retro styling but the motorcycles will differ in their riding stance and characteristics. Let us look how this trio could be differentiated among themselves.2022 Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 TourerSuper Meteor will be very closely linked to Cruiser 650 as it borrows part of its name from the brand’s current 350cc cruiser- Meteor. In fact, after reports of ‘Super Meteor’ name being trademarked by Royal Enfield surfaced on the internet, it was speculated that Super Meteor 650 and Cruiser 650 could actually be the same motorcycle. However, we could spot noticeable differences in latest spy shots.2022 Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650cc / Shotgun / Cruiser – Silver ForksThe most prominent difference is the riding posture which features a slightly lower-set handlebar which leads to a slightly committed posture with centre-set footpegs. The rider triangle will be different in this case with the less angular distance between the steering and front suspension. Hence, the wheelbase is also expected to be slightly shorter.New spy shots of the RE Super Meteor 650 were clicked somewhere in the UK. These show the motorcycle in production ready stance. There are three different test mules, which can be differentiated by the front forks. One is wearing silver forks, the other has golden while the third one has black. All three RE 650cc test mules are fully loaded with touring accessories.Expected engine, hardware specsHowever, other than the ergonomic variations all three motorcycles will be the same underneath the skin. This includes the same 648cc parallel-twin motor which pumps out 47 bhp at 7150rpm and 52 Nm at 5250rpm in the current 650 Twins. However, in the upcoming bikes, the power figures or power delivery could be altered to suit their nature. It is mated to a constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox.2022 Royal Enfield Cruiser 650 – USD ForksCycle parts of all three upcoming bikes will be identical to each other. Suspension setup will consist of a pair of upside-down forks or standard forks at front and twin shock absorbers at rear. Braking duties include single disc brakes at both ends with ByBre callipers aided by a dual-channel ABS as standard. All three bikes should feature the Tripper NAvigation pod for turn-by-turn navigation.Cruiser 650This will be a proper cruiser motorcycle in a similar line with cruisers from Harley Davison and Indian Motorcycles. It will have the longest wheelbase among the three bikes with a greater angle between steering and front suspension. This will also affect the rider’s triangle which will offer very relaxed riding ergonomics with a pulled-back handlebar, forward-set footpegs and a low seat.Shotgun 650As mentioned earlier, Shotgun 650 is likely to be based on the SG650 Concept which is a single-seater bobber. Like Meteor 350, it is expected to offer a low-set handlebar with a slightly committed ride posture. However, the most striking difference will be the sole rider’s seat. Other small differences could be shorter front and rear fenders and bar-end mirrors.Source More