It was back in August 2020 when the twin-cylinder Royal Enfield Cruiser was spied testing in India for the first time. Considering how successful the brand’s 650cc platform has been so far, we got pretty excited about the large cruiser. However, things got under the sheet, perhaps, because of the Covid-19 situation globally; and we didn’t get to hear about the Royal Enfield Cruiser again.
Now, several months later, the twin-cylinder Royal Enfield Cruiser has been spotted once again. The new spy shot shows a reasonably-sized windscreen at the front of the motorcycle. This makes sense as it is a cruiser and the windscreen would make life of the rider that much easier on the highways.
The prototype in the spy picture also appears to be a bit more sportier. Perhaps, that’s because Royal Enfield has used black exhaust pipes in this particular test mule. In the previous spy shots, the motorcycle had exhausts finished in chrome. Rumours are that the new twin-cylinder Royal Enfield Cruiser would get the Tripper Navigation display from the Meteor 350 that the company had launched in India late last year. It is a system that allows riders to connect their smartphones via Bluetooth and benefit from the navigational details.
As for the engine, the Royal Enfield Cruiser would be powered by the same 648cc twin-cylinder motor that has brought smiles to the faces of many enthusiasts who have ridden either of the 650 Twins. It is a really sweet engine which is capable of producing 47 horsepower and 52 Nm of torque. Royal Enfield is expected to launch the Cruiser sometime this year.