Despite having over 85% market share in the middleweight division, Royal Enfield doesn’t seem to be plagued by the conceit bug. On the other hand, Chennai-based manufacturers are working aggressively, periodically launching new products. This approach has become even more necessary as new competitors such as Honda, Jawa, Yezdi and TVS are launched. Going forward, Royal Enfield will also face new challengers from Hero MotoCorp and Bajaj.
Over the next five years, Royal Enfield will launch an average of one new product per quarter. With the Scram 411 and Hunter 350 already out this year, it looks like things are going according to plan so far. Other upcoming Royal Enfield bikes include the Himalayan 450 and Bobber 650, which were recently spotted on road tests by happyperkm. Let’s know about Bobber 650 in this article.
On the wide road, the Royal Enfield Bobber 650 looks like the perfect cruising machine. The large size radiates a powerful vibe and the bulky holds it firmly on the runway. Even when cruising at high speeds, there is no noticeable turbulence or vibration. Some key features of the Bobber 650 include round headlamps and rearview mirrors, a classic teardrop-shaped fuel tank, integral seats, double chrome exhaust, wide rear mudguards and round tail lamps and turn indicators.
The Bobber 650 is equipped with a dual gauge dial similar to the Meteor 350. The little device on the right is most likely the Tripper navigation screen. The bike has a handlebar pulled back and a footpeg set forward to provide a comfortable riding position. The USD fork on the front makes the rides much safer. The test mules do not have a visor, but may be supplied as an accessory.
Powering the Bobber 650 will be a 648cc parallel twin motor making 47.5 PS and 52 Nm. It is mated to a constant mesh 6-speed transmission. Depending on the cruising requirements of the Bobber 650, some engine readjustments may be made. These bikes are expected to launch with prices ranging from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 3.5 lakh.