I'm a fan of the value and reasonable power output of the RE INT650. I like the aethetics, and it seems like a nice bike, and in a "standard" form that looks reasonably comfortable.If it is the existing 650 twin, then it will be a wide lump!
Last June, the 650 had outsold Triumph, BMW and HD;- Combined. We waited 18 months after it's supposed launch date for it to go on sale, but it was apparantly worth the wait.
I see dozens of the things most weekends. And I've spoken to lots of owners. Not one has a bad word to say about them. "Only" 47 bhp, but suited ideally to our UK A and B roads.
Will cope with motorway at a push. Silk smooth gearbox. I find the seat a tad narrow, and firm, but hardier soles than me think it OK. One bloke, who had been to 2019 TT IOM, had ridden non-stop from Holyhead ferry to Matlock Bath (158 (Twisty) miles). He was a senior citizen too.
[EDIT] Thought about this after posting.(from YouTube)
"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."
I think it looks rather nice.
Royal Enfield Fury.
Here's an email that I sent to [email protected] back in February, having read various reports (which all seem to originate from one blog in India) on one particular aspect of the RE 650 bikes:
I am interested in possibly purchasing your INT650 model. I would like to know if cast wheels with tubeless tires are available for that motorcycle as an extra-cost option (as it is against my religion to tour on tube-type tires).
Thank you for your help with my question, and for your time.
And here is the response I got:
Thanks for your email.
Appreciate your decision but regret to inform you that we don't have any option as if now.
So, I'm in the wait-and-see group on this one.