New Delhi: The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is one of the best-selling motorbike models in the Indian market. The motorcycle is going to bring down the other bikes in competition and undergo a generation change in the upcoming months.
Therefore, people who are huge fans of the Royal Enfield are eagerly waiting for another version of the classic to hit the market - one with a 650cc engine.
Although the company is tight-lipped about the new launch, everyone knows that Royal Enfield is developing plenty of new motorbikes, one among which is the Classic 650. Last year, Classic 500 had been discontinued by the manufacturer ahead of BS6 norms and rumors about the launch of the Classic 650 version had been hanging around the internet since then.
Moreover, various spy shots of the Royal Enfield 650cc test model have been recently released online, therefore people believe it to be a classic 650 cc prototype. The test model is likely to replace Classic 350, which seems like it because it is in the early stages of development. Therefore, the final production model may look different.
A digitally rendered image created by Shoeb R Kalania of IAB has been released on the internet which looks like Classic 350. The motorbike is the same as the Classic 350 in addition to a few changes in it. A similar headlamp cowl and the bulbous fuel tank has been observed in the model. A spring-loaded seat has also been observed in the model, which was not the case earlier.
Observing the released rendered model, the pillion seat is quite small while the grab rail is quite tall. The rear fender is long and a small round tail light is on it, in addition to round turn indicators.
The engine of the Classic 650 will be surely the same as the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT650. The 648cc is capable of generating a peak power of 47.65 PS and 52 Nm and includes a 6-speed gearbox. The Classic 650 offers features such as slipper clutch, disc brakes on both the wheels and tripper navigation.