From its peashooter exhaust to 18-inch wire-spoke wheels, the 2020 Royal Enfield INT650 provides classic character in an approachable standard motorcycle. While the marketing material shows this bike riding along the California coast—hinting at the target audience of youthful road trip warriors—the plucky 648cc parallel twin can fit in anywhere the daily grind may take you: country back roads, urban sprawl, or freeway stretches. Features like the assist and slipper clutch and ABS (front and rear) aid newer riders, but the parallel twin and two-piston floating ByBre caliper can provide reasonable power and stopping power for more experienced riders.
Our 2019 INT650 test rider found that “the user-friendly clutch, bottom-end torque, and good gearbox action all remind you of what an amiable engine the Royal Enfield 650 twin really is.” Competition can include its own “twin brother,” the Royal Enfield Continental GT650—a café racer-styled ride with clip on bars—or beginner cruisers like the Honda Rebel 500, Yamaha Bolt, Harley-Davidson Street 750, Kawasaki W800, or Indian Scout Sixty.
No updates for 2020.
A multitude of colorways are available which include the solid colorways (priced at $5,799) of Silver Spectre, Orange Crush, and Mark Three; two-tone colorways ($5,999) Baker Express and Ravishing Red; and the exclusive chrome tank ($6,499) Glitter And Dust.