Royal Enfield has been getting a lot of praises and positive reviews for its latest 650 twins – the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. Indeed, both these new motorcycles have been thoroughly worked upon before making it available for people to buy. The 650 twins are unlike any other motorcycle Royal Enfield has ever made before. And they will be available in our region pretty soon.
After the 650 twins, Royal Enfield seems to have increased its walking pace. We are saying this because the latest news suggests that there is a new Royal Enfield Scrambler that would be launched sooner than expected.
A few spy shots have emerged revealing a few details about the RE Scrambler. First of all, RE is going to market the Scrambler models as Royal Enfield Trials. There would be two variants of this bike – 350cc and 500cc. Chances are that both these models will have similar aesthetics.
The pictures tell us that the Trials models would feature a single seat only. The pillion seat is replaced by a luggage rack. This, obviously, would help riders to carry more luggage easily on long distance trips. The stock exhaust of the Trials 350 and 500 would be of an upswept type. This would most likely increase the water wading capability of these motorcycles. We also spot a pair of knobby tires for taking care of off-road scenarios.
RE has borrowed a few elements from the new 650 twins. The tail light cluster and the fuel tank seem to be taken from the 650 motorcycles.
The engines of the new Scrambler motorcycles are taken from the Royal Enfield Classic models. The Trials 350 is supposed to be powered by a 346cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine which produces 19.8bhp and 28Nm whereas the Trials 500 would have a 499cc, single-cylinder engine with 27.2bhp and 41.3Nm.
As of now, there are no official details about the new Scramblers or Trials models by Royal Enfield. It is quite likely that RE would launch these new models first in India.
Would You Be Interested In A Royal Enfield Scrambler? If RE makes a scrambler based on the new 650cc parallel-twin engine, perhaps that would trigger me more.