650cc enough for mountain riding?

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650cc enough for mountain riding?

#1 Unread post by christian.nevola » Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:04 pm

Good Afternoon!

I am brand new to motorcycle riding (haven't even received my license yet!) and had a question about the performance of a 650 cc motorcycle; Royal Enfield's INT650 to be exact. I love the aesthetics of this classic-looking bike and am thinking about purchasing.

Unfortunately, I am worried about its performance in the mountains of Colorado. I want to effortlessly ride in the high-altitude, pitchy hills of the Rockies with a passenger weighing 140-170 lbs on the back. I weigh 170 myself and am thinking that 340 lbs might be too much for a 650cc motorcycle. However, like I said, I am very new to the sport and don't know the bike's performance of if the torque will be enough.

Anything helps!


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