At the 2021 EICMA show in Milan, Royal Enfield showcased a brand-new 650cc motorcycle concept which is expected to be launched in India next year.
After revealing the Inceptor 650 and Continental GT650 120th Anniversary Editions, Royal Enfield has now presented the SG650, a brand-new 650cc motorcycle idea. It’s an entirely new motorcycle with some similarities to the 650 twins. It’s more likely to be converted into a production-spec bobber anytime early next year.
Design & Features
The SG650 concept motorcycle is built on the same 650cc architecture as the Interceptor and Continental GT 650, but with a few key differences. Royal Enfield is attempting to incorporate some future design elements into its ancient legacy design. The motorbike has a single-piece seat, cut fenders, a lumpy-looking teardrop-shaped fuel tank, mid-set footpegs for a sporty riding position, and a wide handlebar to give it a bobber look.
We can see underhung bar-end mirrors on the wide handlebar, all LED lights, and an all-digital twin instrument cluster in which smaller can be seen similar to the Meteor 350 navigation meter in the concept bike’s futuristic bits. We can also expect some more connectivity features on the production model. Royal Enfield has given the concept bike a unique brushed metal and black gradient color scheme to add to its muscular appeal.
Engine & Specs
The design of the SG650 concept is based on the 650 twins so is the engine and its other specifications however they are tweaked for the Bobber concept. Engine Powering the SG650 will be the same 648cc, parallel-twin motor that does duty on the twins. It makes 47 bhp at 7150 rpm and 52 Nm at 5250 rpm with a sleek shifting 6-speed gearbox.
The engine has been around for a long and has proven to be dependable and inexpensive, making it ideal for city streets as well as cruising on an open highway. The 650cc bobber’s engine might be tweaked considerably by Royal Enfield to make it suited for long-distance touring.
The USD forks in the front are a unique feature on the SG650; it will be the first Royal Enfield bike to have this feature, which will allow for better handling and safer stopping at high speeds.
The SG650 uses the same braking system as the twins, with twin solid discs in front and a solid disc in the back, and solid alloy wheels with dual cut-outs. The wheels are reminiscent of Harley-Davidson Fat Boy wheels, while the rubber is a traditional Bobber option in the form of fat Metzeler Roadtec 01 tyres.
The SG650 concept is scheduled to be unveiled by Royal Enfield sometime next year. Royal Enfield will surely be looking to achieve the same level of success and popularity as 650 twins, Although the SG650 won’t have any competitors at the present, if Royal Enfield prices the bike correctly, it will cover the gap between the considerably more inexpensive Jawa Perak and the much more costly Triumph Bonneville Bobber.