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Royal Enfield unveils SG650 concept


Fans of the Continental GT and the Interceptor 650 from Royal Enfield must take a long look at the SG650 concept. This neo-retro interpretation of the platform certainly turned our heads.

For starters, the frame is slammed with a cut rear fender with a cantilevered solo seat covering it. The rails of the subframe are quite different from those used on the Continental GT and the Interceptor. The side panels covering the airbox are also much more bulbous. The low profile look is highlighted by beefy tires, front and rear, mounted on disc wheels with double cutouts. To further accentuate the austere styling, the brake rotors have color-matched mounts and a hole-free swept area.

Every curve, from the fuel tank to the headlight nacelle that seems to be integrated into the triple trees, has been sculpted to give the impression of speed. The top of the nacelle organically incorporates an LED tachometer / speedometer assembly on the left and the new Tripper navigation system (recently introduced on the Royal Enfield Himalayan 2022) on the right. A monochrome paint scheme that goes from silver up front to a black rear fender only uses occasional teal highlights.

While we can’t comment on any performance changes, the engine itself is part of the design with blacked-out cylinders above the housings that sport the same silver / black digital fade as the tank and front fender. Black dual peashooter exhausts continue the light and dark theme by using bare aluminum muffler mounts.

The inverted fork seems to be totally modern while the double shocks are reminiscent of the history of Royal Enfield. A similar approach comes from the lighting which appears to have a halogen headlight, while the rest of the lighting is LED.

Anything that can be gleaned from these photos is up to the reader, but consider the MO staff curious enough to hope that this styling exercise reaches production with its character intact. We leave you with a short video.

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