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Old 16th October 2020, 19:06   #61
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RE should include water cooling for the 650 series to make it a perfect cruiser. Relying on air cooling for higher capacity bikes is not a good option in places with high temperature. I always felt my interceptor engine not as responsive during noon time when it is really hot outside.
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Wrong thread I know and sorry, but like more than 1 member has said, I think many people are actually looking forward to a 650cc Himalayan adv motorcycle. I wonder when RE will sit up and take notice of this. Whilst hoping that they're secretly working on 1, to reveal in 2021.

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Well this project is definitely under works. A petrolhead friend confirmed.
But expect it more in 2022 than 2021, if covid has not derailed their plans already.
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Old 18th October 2020, 07:07   #63
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Rushlane rendering with different colour schemes

https://www.rushlane.com/amp/royal-e...-12375334.html

Somehow I liked red
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From my exposure to the 650 engine (which is actually a gem) do not think it will make a good scrambler engine. Would prefer the engine to carry much more low end torque. However this engine with all its weight can still be a good cruiser or with a better chassis design can find a use case in making a decent Adventure tourer with better top end. They need to have different engine tunes plus gear ratios for each of their versions instead of plonking the same engine tune.

Nice to see the RE get the USD for the first time into its product.
I think it also depends on the state of tune for the Bike. Last week i believe the Interceptor bagged Podium at the Amrican Flatrack Racing Championship for Production Twins ridden by Johnny Lewis (No. 10 Moto Anatomy X ), So never know if that tuned version makes it out into market for a bunch of enthusiastic sliders.

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Rushlane rendering with different colour schemes

https://www.rushlane.com/amp/royal-e...-12375334.html

Somehow I liked red
The Render Attempt is well appreciated but doesn't look like it was done keeping the spy pics in mind. This looks like a bad and shoddy job done by someone at Karol Bag. Apologies for being critical but renders usually give out a much impressive perspective about any motorcycle. The Artist has used Different Logos at different places on the Bike. (Tank and Engine Casing), Over all i think this has made me disappointed rather than excited about what the bike could look like.

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This looks like it has money minter written all over it for Royal Enfield. A twin cylinder cruiser is just what the market wanted.


I received this picture via whatsapp, all credit due to the photographer who took it.
Being an owner of a Thunderbird for past 9 years and more than 1L km, I am really interested in upgrading to something which fits well within the budget of 5 lacs but also is a true upgrade. This motorcycle ticks all the right boxes, but leaves out on a bigger engine. I personally would love to see a 800 cubic mill on this thing along with a good riding posture. If it does those I will be happy to swap my Thunderbird with this:
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Rushlane rendering with different colour schemes

https://www.rushlane.com/amp/royal-e...-12375334.html

Somehow I liked red
Wow, this looks awesome. If priced well, this will be an instant hit. Don't think there is a high capacity cruiser south of the Vulcan
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Can someone shed some light when this might be launched. Looks pretty much ready without camo covering. I might hold my Int plans for this happily.
Read somewhere that it was scheduled for a late 2020 launch, but has gotten delayed due to covid and is now slated for a mid-late 2021 launch after extensive testing.

After owning a RE Himalayan BSIV for a couple of years now, i hope they complete the testing before the launch of the bike and not test on the customers themselves. The number of service center visits after i bought this bike has outnumbered the total visits for the past 15 years of me riding bikes!

I also read that it will be a bike with features of a smart bike. Now after the experience i've had, i wish they make a bike which just runs, period.

Frankly am ok even if they launch this bike (or any new bike) in 2030 provided it just runs without any hassles!
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