A test mule of the upcoming Royal Enfield 650cc Scrambler has been spotted at a fuel station. The bike was spied on earlier as well, but this time around, the 650cc Scrambler reveals fresh details. It seems like the upcoming Scrambler will be kitted out with a number of accessories as the latest spy image shows clear lens turn indicators - which could be included in the motorcycle upon launch. This is unlike the coloured lens indicators that were earlier sighted on the bike. Similar to the 2023 iterations of the 650 Twins, the 650cc Scrambler could get blacked-out engine covers, as can be seen in the image. Besides, the test mule is also equipped with an oval plate that doubles as a side panel, a single-piece floating seat, and a small exhaust.
The Royal Enfield Scrambler 650, which is likely to be named the Sherpa 650, will join the Super Meteor 650, the Continental GT 650, and the Interceptor 650 in the 650 Twins' line-up. Going by a previous set of spy images, it is expected that the Scrambler 650 will get an LED headlight with a mesh grille, a black flyscreen, and a pair of auxiliary lights. A twin-pod instrument console including the Tripper Navigation is also likely on the cards.
Upcoming Royal Enfield 650cc Scrambler: Mechanical Specifications
Other than this, the bike remains the same. On the mechanical front, the Scrambler 650 will draw power from the same 648cc parallel-twin engine as the current line-up. Power and torque figures are anticipated to be around 47bhp and 52Nm. However, a slightly different state of tune and a different sprocket size is anticipated. For handling transmission, the engine is likely to be mated to a 6-speed unit.
Upcoming Royal Enfield 650cc Scrambler: Hardware
The upcoming motorcycle will be based on the same 650 Twin platform that also underpins the existing line-up. In terms of suspension, the Scrambler will be equipped with upside-down forks at the front and dual shock absorbers at the rear. Braking duties will be carried out by disc brakes at both ends, accompanied by a dual-channel anti-lock braking system. The 650cc bike will ride on wire-spoked wheels wrapped in off-road-ready tyres.
In the next few months, the Indian auto manufacturer Royal Enfield is gearing up to launch several much-anticipated bikes in the domestic market. Apart from this, the company plans to launch 13 new bikes in the coming years, with a four-bike-per-year approach. The next-generation Himalayan 450, which will be on sale in the second half of 2023, is most likely to be the company's first new two-wheeler. The test mules for these forthcoming motorcycles have been spotted on multiple occasions on Indian roads.
In 2023, the Indian market will witness the launch of the new-generation Royal Enfield Himalayan 450, the Shotgun 650, the next-gen Royal Enfield Bullet 350, the 450cc Roadster, and the fully-faired Continental GT 650.