Royal Enfield Scrambler 650 India Launch During Festive Season

Chinmay HadkarJun 10, 2024

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This Upcoming Scrambler might be called the Royal Enfield Bear 650

Royal Enfield is about to bring some excitement to the upcoming festive season with the launch of its new scrambler motorcycle, the Bear 650. This new offering is expected to hit showrooms sometime between November and December of 2024.

The Royal Enfield Bear 650 builds upon the foundation of the popular Interceptor 650. The key modifications are for tackling rough terrain. We can expect a taller stance, increased ground clearance, and a two-into-one exhaust system designed for better weight distribution and higher clearance while off-road riding.

Royal Enfield Scrambler Design

The Royal Enfield Bear 650 is expected to embrace the neo-retro aesthetic. A sculpted fuel tank, minimal bodywork, and a stubby tail section will create a main body profile. However, the RE Bear 650 will also incorporate some design elements specifically chosen for their off-road functionality. These features include a high-mounted front fender and a single seat with a ribbed design. The handlebar is expected to be flat and wide and the footpegs are placed under the rider. This will give it a relaxed riding posture with enough space to stand and ride too.

Royal Enfield Scrambler Features

The Royal Enfield Bear 650 will have an all-LED lighting system. There will also be a digital instrument cluster, potentially similar to the one seen on the Super Meteor 650, which will offer riders a clear view of essential information. There might also be the Tripper turn-by-turn navigation system as well.

Royal Enfield Scrambler Engine

At the heart of the Royal Enfield Bear 650 will be the tried-and-tested 648cc, air/oil-cooled, parallel-twin engine found in other Royal Enfield 650 models. This engine is known for its torquey performance, producing 47 bhp at 7,150 rpm and 52 Nm of peak torque at 5,250 rpm. While the engine itself might remain unchanged, the gearing might be revised to better suit the scrambler's riding style, with a focus on low-end grunt for off-road situations. It will sport a 6-speed gearbox with slipper clutch.

Royal Enfield Scrambler Chassis

The Royal Enfield Interceptor uses a body-on-frame construction, where the engine and drivetrain are bolted directly to a pressed-steel frame. The Royal Enfield Bear 650, on the other hand, is expected to use a separate chassis design. This design consists of a steel frame that is independent of the body panels. A separate chassis offers several advantages for off-road motorcycles.

RE Bear 650 is expected to receive a significant upgrade in the suspension department. Unlike the telescopic fork on the Interceptor, the Bear 650 will l sport upside-down forks (USD) at the front for better handling on uneven terrain. The rear suspension will likely remain a twin shock absorber setup, but with increased travel for improved ground clearance and bump absorption. For rough road use, the Royal Enfield Bear 650 will come with block-pattern tyres, similar to those found on adventure motorcycles.

Royal Enfield's strategic launch of the Bear 650 during the festive season, typically a time of increased spending in India, is a clever move to capitalise on buyer enthusiasm.. The Royal Enfield Bear 650's expected price tag of ₹ 3.20 lakh to ₹ 3.50 lakh (ex-showroom) and it will be the second 650 cc bike from Royal Enfield to be launched in India after the Classic 650 in 2024.

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