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New 650cc twin-cylinder Royal Enfield Cruiser spotted testing in India

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Royal Enfield might be working on a new motorcycle model with a twin-cylinder engine. A Royal Enfield motorcycle has been spotted in the southern Indian states close to the brand’s headquarters indicating that the brand might be developing a new Royal Enfield motorcycle for the Indian market.

The spied motorcycle appears to have the parallel twin-cylinder engine from the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. But the chassis and the bodywork all appear to be all new. The spied motorcycle also has upside-down telescopic suspension on the front end and twin coil spring assisted hydraulic shock absorbers on the rear. 

The motorcycle also appears to have multi-spoke alloy wheels shod in fat rear tyres, teardrop shaped fuel tank, analogue digital instrumentation in a rounded pod-type layout, disc brakes on both the ends, a low set scooped riders seat, forward set footpegs, wide handlebars rounded tail lamp unit mounted on the fender that appears to be an LED unit, low mounted number plate holder with turn signal lamps, black engine crankcase covers and low slung twin exhaust pipes finished in chrome. 

The new motorcycle is expected to be powered by the 648cc air/oil-cooled, 4-valve/cylinder parallel-twin, SOHC engine with twin throttle bodies with Bosch fuel injection and engine management system that produces 47 BHP of power and 52 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper assist clutch. But the engine is likely to come in a different state of tune which will be more apt for highway cruising. 

In other news, Royal Enfield is being reported of having developed multiple prototypes of an electric model which will enhance the brand’s portfolio that only consists of ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) powered motorcycles. The reports suggesting that multiple prototypes are made lead us to believe that the brand will launch the electric Royal Enfield soon in the Indian market as well as the international markets where the brand already has its presence.