Is that a Royal Enfield Classic Scrambler?
A very weird looking Royal Enfield Classic has been spotted testing by an Indianautosblog reader. People are calling it the ‘Scrambler’ version of Classic 500 but it doesn’t look much of a scrambler at this point of time!
This weird motorcycle gets a truck-size long exhaust canister which is upswept and appears to be a ‘jugaad’ afterthought! The front is slightly altered and the fenders are smaller than the regular Classic model. The handlebar is raised and it appears that the rider is not very comfortable sitting out there – its an awkward seating posture.
There is no pillion seat but there is a frame extension which may signify some sort of a space for a luggage rack. But if it is that what is that raised tail lamp doing out there? Another change is the drift from regular road going tyres to the off-road spec rubber plonked on this mule.
We are still confused on what to call this motorcycle. If we go by the popular belief Royal Enfield may be trying to make a scrambler version out of their Classic range but in this shape it appears to be a bad idea. It doesn’t have the the finesse of the street Thunderbird ‘X’ range, at least not in this form. We just hope it comes out to be a better looking and more purposeful motorcycle in its final production form.
Since it is already on the road for tests, and shares the basic platform of the Classic range, launch should be by next year.