Royal Enfield has sent media invites for a national ride event of the new 650 twins in Goa on November 14. Meanwhile, the bike will be launched, and showcased for those were waiting since its debut on Indian soil last year at the same event Royal Enfield Rider Mania in Goa, from 16-18th Nov. Not only the event will witness the first step of highly-anticipated Royal Enfield Flagships- the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650, but also the first RE650 will be delivered to the customer by Mr Sid Lal himself.
In the United States, the motorcycles are already on sale at the introductory pricing of $5,799 (Rs 4.2 lakhs) and $5,999 (Rs 4.36 lakhs) respectively. However, the pricing for the India-spec models will be considerably low to fit in the budget of aficionados. FYI, Royal Enfield Interceptor is a California cruiser design while the Continental GT 650 is a Cafe Racer. Both the bikes are being offered in three variants namely Standard, Custom and Chrome.
In the United States, variant wise, said models attract the pricing of $5,799, $5,999 and $6,400 for the respective Standard, Custom and Chrome Interceptor 650. While, for the Continental GT 650 Standard, Custom and Chrome the asking price is of $5,999, $6,429 and $6,749 respectively for the variants in question.
As already mentioned above, the India-spec variant will be priced considerably lower, around at INR 2.7 lakhs, 3.1 lakhs and INR 3.3 lakhs for the Interceptor 650 Standard, Custom and Chrome. The Continental GT 650 Standard, Custom and Chrome, on the other hand, will make you shell out around INR 3 lakhs, 3.3 lakhs and INR 3.5 lakhs respectively.
The Continental GT 650 is available in five different colour options based on the 70’ comic book villains. These include Black Magic (metallic black), Ventura Blue (metallic blue), Mister Clean (chrome), Dr Mayhem (black and grey) and Ice Queen (metallic white).
Rests on a double cradle, steel tubular frame, the 650 twins get suspended on 41mm conventional forks upfront and over twin coil shocks at the rear. While, for braking, a single 320mm disc at the front and a 240mm disc at the rear are armed with dual channel ABS as standard fitment. The wheel units are of similar 18-inches size wrapped up with tyres measuring 100/90-18 at the front and 130/70-18 at the rear.
Under the fuel tank, both the models get propelling power from a 648cc fuel injected, air/oil cooled engine. It is rated to develop the maximum power of 47 bhp at 7,250 rpm and deliver the peak torque of 52 Nm at 5,250 rpm via a mated t6 speed gearbox with a slip-assist clutch.