Royal Enfield SG 650 Spotted Testing In Traffic On Chennai Roads

There is no rest for the weary, especially if you are a global OEM. No doubt a company like Royal Enfield has multiple irons in multiple fires at all times, so it’s probably no surprise if some of them are spotted on Indian roads. I mean, if you’re going to build road bikes, you have to road test those same bikes, right?

This is the latest video a motorcycle enthusiast has managed to capture, somewhere in Chennai. Now don’t be alarmed by the way the video starts. It was obviously shot by someone else riding a different bike and sitting in traffic behind the SG 650. There is a pack of bikes in most of the video, and both the SG and this rider are part of it.

In addition to recording vertically (presumably for easy sharing via a mobile app where that’s the norm), the video starts on its side. But don’t worry: the person who shot the video realized their mistake after the first few moments and then turned their camera so things were recorded with the image you’d expect from the SG and all the traffic around them .

Throughout the video we only see the rear part of the bike, on the right. Because the person who shot the video is stuck in traffic with the SG, rather than capturing it on a quiet road, we spend a lot more time looking at it than was possible in previous spy videos and photos.

There’s plenty of time to think about the pillion seat, tailgate and lollipop-like taillight and turn signals. We also get a glimpse of the round mirrors, as well as a dashboard that looks pretty much as you’d expect.

Spy photos don’t tell us anything about specs, of course, but since this will still be a 650 Twin, the power unit is at least a fairly well-known amount. It could of course be tuned a little differently to suit the character of this bike, but such changes should be quite minor. Many riders already love that bike, so here’s another flavor for fans to enjoy.

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