The Royal Enfield 650 Twins received much success not just in their home country India but also in the international markets. The new 650cc platform was liked and appreciated by enthusiasts all around the globe. Considering the popularity of the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650, it was only a matter of time when Royal Enfield launched more motorcycles based on the 650cc platform.
A new twin-cylinder Royal Enfield Cruiser has been spied testing in India. And going by the looks of it, it seems that the next Royal Enfield motorcycle to be powered by the 650cc parallel-twin engine is going to be this badass cruiser.
The spy pictures reveal that the twin-cylinder Royal Enfield Cruiser seems to have drawn inspiration from some of the well-known cruisers available in the international markets. For example, the teardrop fuel tank reminds us of the Harley-Davidson bikes whereas the rear end brings the Indian Motorcycle products in mind. And to be honest, that’s not a bad thing.
We can also see in the spy shots that the twin-cylinder Royal Enfield Cruiser sports USD front forks, a first for the company. The instrument cluster appears to have been borrowed from the Royal Enfield Meteor 350, a new 350cc motorcycle based on the company’s latest 350cc platform scheduled to be launched in India in September. This set up is likely to offer Bluetooth connectivity with turn-by-turn navigation.
While the whole engine is not visible in the spied images, the engine casing can be seen. It is similar to that of the 650 Twins, just painted in black. The twin-cylinder cruiser also features dual exhausts.
It seems that the prototype of the new twin-cylinder Royal Enfield Cruiser is in the later stages of development and the company could launch the motorcycle in India sometime in 2021.