Royal Enfield has registered the Constellation word mark in February of this year. The most recent teaser shows a partial image of a new bike beneath a starry sky, which alluded to the Constellation nameplate. Words like “astral,” “celestial,” and “interstellar” are used, which supports this theory even more. Although the term Super Meteor is also hinted at in these teaser phrases.
Several 650cc motorcycles, including a cruiser, a 650cc Classic, a 650cc bobber, and a 650cc scrambler, have been tested by Royal Enfield. It was previously believed that the first of the new 650cc bikes may be the Super Meteor 650, but more recently, a faired 650cc bike was sighted, which could be introduced as the Conti GT 650R. The Constellation name, nevertheless, now appears more likely.
The iconic classic appearance of the previous 650cc Royal Enfield Constellation will be carried over. The bike commands a lot of attention on the street, as seen in spy photos. The curved fuel tank, new 3D badging and graphics, offset instrument cluster, twin exhaust, broad rear fender, round tail lamp, and rounded headlight are just a few of the features.
The bike will undoubtedly be heavy, which should enable it to plough across open roads with ease. With a handlebar that is positioned ergonomically and foot pegs that are situated in the middle, it seems appropriate for lengthy rides. The scooped rider seat area of the bike should offer sufficient lumbar support. Additionally, it aids in lowering centre of gravity, resulting in better handling and control.
Although Royal Enfield motorcycles are not particularly technologically advanced, Constellation may open up some new possibilities. It is possible to make tripper navigation an optional feature or make it a standard function. Constellation may or may not gain a specialised Bluetooth-based connectivity platform.
The Continental GT and Interceptor’s 648cc parallel-twin engine will power the Royal Enfield Constellation.
The statistics for engine performance could be changed to fit Constellation’s profile. The twins’ engine produces 52 Nm of maximum torque at 5,250 rpm and 47 bhp of maximum power at 7,150 rpm. It is coupled to a 6-speed constant mesh transmission.
Constellation might receive USD forks at the front. While braking quickly, control and handling will be improved. The motorcycle will have two shock absorbers at the back. Wide rear tyres on test mule bikes have been noticed, which also improves the bike’s cruising ability. The front and rear wheels on Constellation are anticipated to be 19 inches and 17 inches, respectively. It will have dual-channel ABS integrated disc brakes at both ends.
The Royal Enfield Constellation could go on sale for between Rs 3.5 lakh and Rs 3 lakh. It will compete with bikes like the new Yezdi 650cc bike and the Kawasaki Vulcan S. It will compete with brands like BSA Gold Star 650 in foreign areas like the UK.
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