Royal Enfield Scrambler 650, the latest model in the long line of the brand’s 650 lineup seems to be production-ready according to its recent spy shot. The scrambler will borrow or rather share the same engine as the other Royal Enfield 650s but will be the first one to use a two-into-one exhaust system.
Royal Enfield Scrambler 650 – What do we know so far?
The Scrambler’s suspension department is handled by a USD fork and twin shock absorbers and the travel also appears to be more than a conventional street bike. Moreover, it is equipped with premium Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR dual-purpose tires with wire-spoke rims but there’s a chance that the showroom variant will feature some more affordable tires.
Adding to the USD fork, the scrambler 650 seems to feature a Showa USD fork which was first introduced in the Super Meteor 650 and now is going to be widely used by other upcoming bikes such as the Himalayan 452 and Shotgun 650. However, unlike the Super Meteor, the front disc on the Scrambler is on the left-hand side.
Talking about what’s common, the Scrambler 650 just like stated before will get the same 650 cc engine, meaning it will produce the same 47 hp and 52 Nm Peak power numbers, without any major changes.
Other common features it shares with other Royal Enfield models, especially the newer ones are its round LED headlights. Also, the way it looks especially the rear section gives me the “Hunter 350” vibes, maybe these 650 scramblers will be called something similar like the “Super Hunter 650” or the “Hunter Scram 650”, which may not be the case and this motorbike gets its own unique identity.
Now according to the spy shots, the Scrambler 650 seems to be production-ready, but a data logging equipment can also be seen strapped on the bike’s back, meaning it is still undergoing some kind of testing. The bike may also get a variant with alloy wheels just like the Hunter 350 but that’s more of a “wait and watch” situation now.