The Royal Enfield 650 gets a Street Tracker rendering
Classic, yet find their home in the dirtby Sagar, on
Entering the 650cc twins into the market, Royal Enfield has fulfilled a long-standing purpose of enchanting world customers with its cafe-racer Continental GT 650 and the classic-retro Interceptor which were launched at the 2017 EICMA.
The bikes are yet to reach showroom floors and people have already started imagining them in a different genre. An Italian artist who goes by the name Oberdan Bezzi, also famously called as OBIBOI, has sketched an impressive looking concept which might be expected from the Royal Enfield stable in the future. And it’s got a fancy name to it - Royal Enfield Fury 650.
Looking at what customers were making out of their products in the last couple of years, manufacturers forayed into satisfying the current wave of enthusiasts wanting custom and classic motorbikes. Flat Street Trackers are the new guys in and folks like Harley-Davidson, Indian, Triumph, Ducati and Husqvarna are already grooming them for the next year to come.
If Royal Enfield has its ways, the Indian brand will also setup its parallel-twin and double-cradle steel frame chassis onto this new Street tracker from that is easy and robust with an excellent quality. Not to forget the price ratio that the Bullet maker entered the midnight segment with, making it even more appealing.
The handlebar is switched to a single flat tracker unit, and the front headlamp gets authentic round headlamp setup, and the instrument cluster is now a circular pod unit. The Pirellis rubber give way to knobby Dunlop tires with both front and rear fenders chopped and 19” spoked wheels, making up for the scrambler-esq getup. It also gets an upgraded USD suspension setup to add more capability, but it carries the same 320mm front disc brake and a 240mm rear disc brake units as the standard 650.
The Fury will make use of the same in-house developed 648cc parallel twin engine that features a single piece forged crank with a 270º firing order. This will provide a solid V-twin character which will echo from those 2-into-2 upswept exhaust canisters. The engine is not built for speed, but for a character that will provide an unrivaled experience while producing 47bhp and 38 lb-ft of torque. The exhaust unit on this gets the black treatment while the tip remains polished chrome.
Originally born out the American AMA Grand National Championship racing series, the tracker bikes ran the premier motorcycle racing championship back in the ‘60s and the ‘70s. The guys who raced on them around dirt ovals, loved those machines so much so that they also made sure they had a street version made for them as well.