The 2020 Royal Enfield Motorcycle Lineup + Our Take On Each Model
The 2020 Royal Enfield Motorcycle Lineup Is Better Than Ever
Royal Enfield is a motorcycle company that is doing a lot of things right. The company has kind of always had single-cylinder motorcycles that were nice, but now Royal Enfield is kicking things up a notch.
The company has some new 650 twins and those bikes are better quality and more impressive than much of anything that Royal Enfield has put out before. The company also has its first true adventure motorcycle. All told, Royal Enfield’s 2020 lineup is awesome.
2020 Royal Enfield INT650
The 2020 Royal Enfield INT650 is an excellent standard motorcycle that combines good power with good ergonomics and an attractive retro-inspired design. The motorcycle has plenty of color options and a three-year unlimited mile warranty with roadside assistance.
The motorcycle features a 648cc air and oil-cooled parallel-twin engine with Bosch fuel injection. This engine puts out 47 hp and 38 lb-ft of torque. That engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
The Continental GT is the other 650 motorcycle that Royal Enfield sells. In many ways, the motorcycle is very much the same as the INT650, but this bike has a bit more of a cafe racer look to it. You get clip-on handlebars, a more sculpted tank, and an up-turned seat.
When it comes to the powertrain of the Continental GT, you’re going to find it’s the same 648cc parallel-twin engine that’s on the INT650. Power is the same here, and the transmission is the same, too. Why change a good thing?
Royal Enfield’s Himalayan has been out for a little while now. The adventure bike is on the smaller side in terms of displacement but many riders out there have found it to be more than adequate at tackling even seriously tough terrain. It’s also a competent motorcycle on the road. It helps that it looks cool, too.
The bike features a 411cc fuel-injected single-cylinder engine that’s air-cooled. The engine isn’t a wild powerhouse, but it offers pretty good specs. You’re looking at 24.5 hp and 24 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a five-speed constant mesh gearbox.
Royal Enfield sells many different versions of the Classic 500. These different versions are actually just different colors. The motorcycle harkens back to the Royal Enfields of old. It looks old but features modern engineering and tech, but not cutting-edge stuff. It’s a simple and likeable machine.
The bike gets a 499cc single-cylinder Twinspark engine with fuel-injection. That engine makes about 27 hp and 30 lb-ft of torque. Power is routed through a five speed constant mesh transmission.
The Bullet 500 is another model that looks like it has been around forever. The model is a similar one to the Classic 500. The bike has essentially the same platform as the Classic bike. The Bullet gets some different aesthetics and paint and it has a seat for two people.
The bike has a 499cc single-cylinder Twinspark engine with fuel-injection. The engine puts out the same amount of power and it uses the same transmission. The bike is a simple machine with a lot of great qualities.
When you look at the Royal Enfield Bullet Trials 500, you might think it’s just a typical Bullet 500, but the motorcycle does have some changes. The bike has different fenders, modified suspension, a different seating configuration, and an exhaust that is upswept. It’s built for some rougher terrain. It’s essentially the scrambler of the Royal Enfield lineup.
The powertrain is the same as the Bullet 500. The bike has the same engine and transmission and it puts out the same amount of power. The Bullet Trials 500 is simple, tough, and ready for action.