Looks like Royal Enfield has a very busy future ahead. It is planned to launch none other than! Thirteen new models. In other words, its production is going to increase significantly and for this it is going to open a completely new factory. About half of these innovations would use their most powerful mechanics, the 650 cc twin. It seems to me that the name of one of them will already be clear. Apparently it has trademarked the name Royal Enfield Interceptor Bear 650. The Scrambler is targeted at the niche market. A novelty that will be added to the popular Continental GT, Interceptor 650 and Super Meteor 650. for now …
The Indian manufacturer has registered the name “Interceptor Bear 650” in New Zealand; and “Royal Enfield Interceptor Bear 650” in Australia and India. The purpose of using this name would have to do with the meaning of using the word bear, something like ‘dweller of the forest’. Come on, it would be intended to emphasize the virtues of the Plantigrade as a model adapted to all types of terrain on a motorcycle.
No Scream 650, We Will Face Interceptor Bear 650
Logic would lead one to think that the novelty should have continued the Scrum name released last year by Scrum 411, and we will face the new “Scrum 650”. However, it will be called the Interceptor Bear 650 when it is finally introduced. As reported by Rush Lane.
This new Scrambler will be derived from the Interceptor 650. Its test mules have been seen on several occasions in India and other countries. With that one it will share its mechanics at the frame level, petrol tank and engine. Replacing the suspension and exhaust systems on the Scrambler, both adapted and improved.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Bear
The novelty will be the second Royal Enfield in the century-old Anglo-Indian brand’s history to use an upside-down fork for the front suspension, after the Super Meteor 650. Let’s hope the manufacturer doesn’t conform to using their same fork, and uses one with slightly more travel for this new Scrambler. The rear suspension will continue to rely on a pair of shock absorbers, albeit of a different gas bottle type.
The rear subframe appears to have been revised and appears to be slightly more inclined upwards. But the main change is in the exhaust pipe, which swaps out the double exhausts on either side for the single on the right. It is provided with a practical sump cover protector under the engine at its most exposed point. We would have liked a more ad hoc solution here too, a higher output to give it a more adventurous stamp. The truth is that this solution with a tube will mean a good weight saving, and we can face the lightest Royal Enfield 650 ever produced. The security grids in the rear train are only for India, to avoid which the Shariat of women of that country can accidentally enter the rear wheel or chain.
It has also been used to improve lighting, now entirely using LEDs. And, of course, it will get compound tyres, which will shed off its Scrambler image.
Nor can it be denied that the engine response was modified to give it an even smoother and fuller character in the low and middle range of revs. Given its near majority use of running off asphalt. We’ll keep reporting…