Buoyed by the overwhelming response Royal Enfield has been receiving from buyers for its new models, the company is now gearing up to launch a wide range of new motorcycles in the Indian market. The company is developing a new 450cc platform, which will be used to develop Five (5) bikes, including the new Himalayan 450 and a new naked bike. In addition, Royal Enfield is planning to expand its 650cc motorcycle range globally.
Royal Enfield has officially announced the launch of the new Super Meteor 650 in the country in January 2023. The company is also testing a new Classic 650 and Shotgun 650 based on the SG650 concept. Besides this, Royal Enfield is also developing a new Bullet 650 and a faired Continental GT 650. Interestingly, Royal Enfield is also developing a new Scrambler 650 and an all-new Himalayan 650.
Leaked documents suggest that the new Royal Enfield 650cc Scrambler will be launched in 2024. Whereas the Himalayan 650 will arrive in early 2025. Before these two motorcycles, Royal Enfield will launch the Classic 650, Shotgun 650, and Continental GT 650 in 2023 and the Bullet 650 early 2024.
Royal Enfield Scram or Scrambler 650 has been spotted testing in India. This suggests that the motorcycle could be launched sometime in 2023. The model spotted was equipped with spoke wheels, USD front forks, an interceptor-like fuel tank, round halogen turn indicators, a single-piece seat, and a round LED tail light and headlamp.
Royal Enfield’s 650cc platform is heavy, comprehensive, and unlikely to suit off-roading needs. For off-roading, the bike needs to be light and agile. Royal Enfield will need to make some changes to reduce the overall weight of the motorcycle. The latest cruiser from the brand, the Super Meteor 650, weighs 241 kg which is 39 kilograms heavier than the Interceptor 650.
The new motorcycles will come with a 648cc, air-cooled, parallel twin SOHC engine, which will likely be tweaked for the Himalayan and Scram. While powering the Super Meteor 650, the 648cc engine generates 47 bhp power and 52 Nm torque.