Royal Enfield will reportedly launch the 650 twins in India by Diwali 2018. While we patiently wait for the launch of the motorcycles, designer Oberdan Bezzi has rendered the Fury 650 ‘Flat Tracker’ based on the Interceptor 650.
The designer has taken a bare minimum approach for the Royal Enfield Fury 650 flat tracker. Based on the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, the Fury 650 a smaller fuel tank, chopped front and rear fenders, a redesigned tail section with extended side panels and a short single-seat. The stock handlebar is replaced with a tracker-style flat handlebar, while the front telescopic suspension is swapped with USD forks.
The Royal Enfield Fury 650 carries forward the round headlamp, twin-pod instrument cluster and spoke wheels from the Interceptor 650. However, the stock Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp rubber is traded in favour of knobby Dunlop tires, while the exhaust system is routed under the seat along with a revised taillight. That said, the designer has kept the chassis and swingarm intact without any modifications.
This is merely a designer’s rendition of a Royal Enfield Flat Tracker, and the Fury 650 is unlikely to make it to production. Flat trackers are immensely popular in North American markets and find their origins from the American AMA Grand National Championship racing series back in the ‘60s and the ‘70s.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 sources power from a 648 cc, parallel-twin, SOHC, 8-valve engine with oil cooling. The fuel injected motor produces 47 bhp of a maximum power of at 7,100 rpm along with 52 Nm of peak torque at 5,250 rpm. The engine pairs to a newly designed 6-speed gearbox with a standard slip and assist clutch.
The Royal Enfield 650 twins employ 41 mm telescopic front forks and twin coil-over gas-charged rear shock absorbers that suspend the chassis and wheels. Braking force is managed by a 320 mm front disc and a 240 mm rear disc, while dual-channel ABS is standard.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 comes with a kerb weight of 203 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 13.7 litres. We expect the motorcycle to retail in India around INR 3 lakh (ex-showroom). The bike will rival the Kawasaki Vulcan S and the Harley Davidson Street 750.
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