When Royal Enfield introduced its 650 Interceptor and Continental GT twin-cylinder models about six years ago, we thought we’d see follow-up models soon after. That wasn’t the case; it was a few years before we saw the Shotgun 650 and Super Meteor twin-cylinders hit the market, and given the rapid turnover in RE’s lineup in recent years, it seemed likely we’d see a new platform debut before we saw any other new models.

It turns out that isn’t the case, and we can probably expect two new 650 twins from Royal Enfield in the months to come.

This scrambler was put together in 2020 by Royal Enfield’s Latvian subsidiary. It gives an idea of what the new Bear 650 model *could* look like… we’ve been expecting a scrambler 650 for years now. Photo: Royal Enfield Latvia

Dennis Chung at Motorcycle.com has uncovered trademark filings in the US and Europe for two new models: The Interceptor 650 Bear and the Classic 650 Twin. Here’s what he says about the machines:

Of the two, we believe the Royal Enfield Interceptor Bear 650 is likely to come out soonest, as RE’s parent company, Eicher Motors, initially filed trademark applications for the name in April 2023, with a separate filing in the U.S. for “Royal Enfield INT Bear 650” (Honda holds claim to the use of the Interceptor name with motorcycles in North America). We didn’t hear much about the name for a while after that, as Royal Enfield was focused on the Shotgun and and Super Meteor models, but things began to pick up again earlier this month, when Eicher filed an application for a bear-shaped logo.

What will the models be? Obviously the Classic will hold strong resemblance to the other Classic models in the lineup. As for the Bear, its association with the INT/Interceptor models could indicate a scrambler-esque machine, as those bikes are already commonly used for scrambler conversions.

Or maybe not. Whatever the case, it’s interesting to see the new machines confirmed, as that means we can expect Royal Enfield to keep producing the 650 platform for the next few years.

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