Royal Enfield is working on expanding the 650 Twins platform and is under testing several new models which include the 650cc cruiser Super Meteor 650 and a muscular bobber-style model called the Shotgun 650. Royal Enfield’s line-up currently consists of two models, the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 on the 650 Twins platform. Now, the new spy images show one side variant of Royal Enfield’s 650cc cruiser, which is similar to the best-selling Royal Enfield Classic 350.
Previous spy photos of Royal Enfield’s upcoming 650cc cruiser showed the bike with alloy wheels as well as upside down forks, and a swept back handlebar and forward-set footpegs, which is expected to be called the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 . With the more traditional Classic-type riding position with a flat and wide handlebar, traditional telescopic forks and mid-set footpegs in the new spy images, it looks like it will have a more superior riding position, shared with the previous prototype model. There are some parts like the design and layout of the frame, side panels, as well as the twin exhausts.
The new spy images also reveal a test bike sporting alloy wheels, upside down forks, and various sets of accessories, including a windscreen, engine guard and slightly more rounded hard panniers. The bikes could be more or less the same model, with both being offered with different variants, with a more premium variant with LED lighting, USD forks and alloy wheels, while the cheapest model will probably feature halogen headlights, conventional telescopic forks and more. Will come with wire spoke wheels.
At the moment, it is still not clear how soon Royal Enfield wants to introduce these two models. The official launch of the new models in the 650 Twin platform is expected later this year.