Royal Enfield has recently launched the Interceptor INT and Continental GT 650 twins in India. Not just these 2 motorcycles, RE is constantly upgrading its existing motorcycle range with safety features. What's interesting is that the company is also working on the Classic 500 based Scrambler motorcycle, which has been spotted testing for the first time.
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Scrambler spy images suggest an early prototype, which has a lot of rough edges. This model could be a variant extension and not likely to be an all-new product. Royal Enfield is already selling the Himalayan adventure tourer and a new product in similar line is not likely to bring volumes for the brand.
The report also claims that Royal Enfield could use this prototype to test a BS-VI ready engine. The spotted model was equipped with knobby off-road biased tyres, short fenders at both the ends and a tall and wide handlebar with a centre brace. The motorcycle misses out on the pillion seat and rear parcel rack as well. The off-road spec exhaust is also added, which has an upswept angle. The fuel tank features chrome treatment, while the side cowl has a silver finish.
The taillight and the turn indicators seems sourced from the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650. It also has GT 650-like front suspension with fork gaiters and a brace. The bike is also expected to feature an ABS system. It is expected to be powered by a 499cc, single-cylinder engine that powers the Royal Enfield Classic 500. This engine is capable of producing 27.5PS of power and 41.3Nm of torque. Power will be transmitted to the rear wheel via a 5-speed gearbox.