Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650 Launched in India

  • 15th, Nov 2018 11:45 AM
  • Mayank Sharma
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Eventually, the Royal Enfield’s flagships 650 twins which were highly-anticipated among biking enthusiasts in India, has launched. The 650 twins which were anticipated to introduce in country’s lineup at pricing around INR 3 lakhs received unbelievable price stickers. The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 cost starts at INR 2.34 lakh while for the Continental GT 650 it is INR 2.50 lakh (ex-showroom, India) for the states where the road taxes are higher. The comprehensive price list of models is here, have a look-

Interceptor 650 Ex-showroom Price in New Delhi:

Interceptor 650 (Orange Crush) Interceptor 650 (Mark Three Black) Interceptor 650 (Silver Spectre) Interceptor 650 (Ravishing Red) Interceptor 650 (Baker Express White & Red) Interceptor 650 (Gutter & Dust Chrome)
INR 2,34,030 INR 2,34,030 INR 2,34,030 INR 2,41,533 INR 2,41,533 INR 2,54,017

Continental GT 650 Ex-showroom Price in New Delhi:

Continental GT 650 (Black Magic) Continental GT 650 (Ventura Blue) Continental GT 650 (Mayhem Grey & Black) Continental GT 650 (Ice Queen White) Continental GT 650 (Mister Clean Chrome)
INR 2,49,032 INR 2,69,019 INR 2,56,532 INR 2,56,532 INR 2,69,019

All the prices are applicable across India

Bookings for the motorcycles have commenced online and at dealerships as well. While the bikes will be delivered to the buyers by the end of this month.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 bikes are modern classics with the modern take on the retro styling without gizmos. With these all-new middleweight motorcycles, the company’s expectations are pretty high. At this unlikely price tag, these modern-day large capacity motorcycles could be game changers for bike maker in the segment. In the 250-350 cc segment, the Chennai based company is already a leader with over 90 per cent market share. As Sid Lal said for these bikes (single-spec around the world), "I think we have nailed it this time," the company possibly succeeded in spawning such offerings in the segment.

Read Also: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 India launch Delayed

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

The Interceptor 650, a modern classic, is a bike for relaxed rides on a sunny day with ergonomics and fitments such as taller and wider handlebars and slightly rear-set footpegs. The seat height of 804mm is also favourable for most riders. Other than this, the Interceptor 650 features a round headlamp, flat seat and a teardrop-shaped fuel tank that makes the bike stand apart of the RE’s ongoing models. The Continental GT 650, on the other hand, is a sportier cafe racer that gets clip-on handlebars, slightly rear-set footpegs, upswept twin exhausts and a lower saddle height of 790mm.

In addition to this, a range of accessories is also being provided to customize your bike. It includes a tall and short fly screen, foam cover for the handlebar brace, aluminium mirrors and a sump guard along with the two different crash guards. All these features will not only enhance the appearance of your motorcycle but also be convenient while riding. Especially for the Continental GT 650 trim, the company is providing an optional touring seat and aluminium bar-end mirrors as well. The colour choices for both the bikes are six to opt for your choice.

Royal Enfield 650

Beneath the fuel tank, both the bikes are sharing a newly developed 649cc, air-and-oil-cooled, parallel twin engine. It is brand’s most powerful engine and developed at the brand’s research centre in Chennai and the UK. In association with a 6-speed gearbox and a slipper clutch, the mill is capable of churning out the peak power of 47PS at 7100rpm and 52Nm of torque at 5200rpm. The tried and tested engine as the company claims have been refined for the low-end and a meaty mid-range performance.

Both the bikes underpin an all-new dual cradle frame engineered in association with Harris Performance, a subsidiary arm of Royal Enfield. While they suspended over a 41mm front fork and preload-adjustable, gas charged twin shock absorber setup at the rear. The braking is under the supervision of a 320mm disc with a ByBre caliper up front and a 240mm disc at the rear. Whereas, the dual-channel ABS is being offered as standard for precise braking. Both the motorcycles run on 18-inches spoke wheels wrapped up with Pirelli SportComp rubbers of measuring 100-section at front and 130-section at the rear wheel.

Once again, took the important aspect into concern, the premium pricing that has been notorious for the bike maker with most of its models. The provided price tags for bikes in question are really astonishing which not only will help the company in establishing in the middleweight 650cc segment but also sports bite into rivals Harley-Davidson Street 750 (Rs 5.31 lakh) and the Kawasaki Z650 (Rs 5.29 lakh) market share.