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Royal Enfield has finally launched the much-awaited 650cc Twins in India. The Royal Enfield Continental GT and Interceptor 650 are priced at Rs 2.50 Lakh and Rs 2.65 Lakh, respectively. Both prices are ex-showroom (India).
The two motorcycles, Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 both offer a retro-modern design. The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 has a cafe racer design while the Interceptor 650 features a more scrambler look. The two 650cc motorcycles from Royal Enfield are the most affordable 650cc parallel-twins available in the country.
Here is a look at some of the top features of the newly-launched royal Enfield 650 Twins.
The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650 come with a fresh design, compared to their other models on offer. Both motorcycles come with a retro-modern design. The Continental GT 650 follows a Cafe Racer theme while the Interceptor 650 gets a scrambler-style look.
The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 takes its design inspiration from the cafe culture of the 1950s and the original Continental GT 250 motorcycle. The GT 650 retains the horizontal split between the sculpted fuel tank and seats with the mechanical details below.
The motorcycle features all the traditional hallmarks of a cafe racer including a weight-forward stance, rear-set footpegs, sculpted fuel tank and clip-on handlebars.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, on the other hand, takes inspiration from the iconic 60s Interceptor. The design carries the essence of a British Roadster with clean lines and a classic teardrop-shaped tank.
The modern classic design comes with braced handlebars, diamond-quilt-patterned twin seats and a teardrop-shaped fuel tank.
All-New Parallel-Twin Engine
The two Royal Enfield motorcycles, the Interceptor and Continental GT 650 will be powered by the same 650cc parallel-twin power unit. The new Royal Enfield twins are two of the most affordable motorcycles in the middle-weight bike segment in the Indian market.
The 648cc air/oil-cooled parallel-twin engine produces 47bhp at 4,750rpm and 52Nm at 5,250rpm. Royal Enfield also claims that the power delivery on the 650 twins is extremely smooth with 80 per cent of the torque being available from as low as 2,500rpm.
The engine comes with a counterbalanced crankshaft with a 270-degree firing order. This ensures little to no vibration while also giving both motorcycles a deep burbling exhaust note. The engine also uses four-valves per cylinder, further offering improved performance and high fuel efficiency.
All-New Six-Speed Transmission
Royal Enfield will also be introducing a six-speed gearbox, specifically developed for the 650 twins. The new gearbox, claims to have been tested for all riding conditions in different scenarios such as proving grounds, race tracks and the public roads. The six-speed transmission has also been tuned with the optimal gear ratios. The gearbox on the 650 twins is further assisted by a slipper clutch which comes as standard.
Vibrant New Colours
The Royal Enfield Continental GT and Interceptor 650 are offered in a wide range of vibrant and youthful colour options.
The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 comes in five colour options: Magic Black, Ventura Blue, Mister Clean, Dr.Mayhem and Ice Queen.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 has a wider range, with seven different colours to choose from. This includes Mark Three, Glitter And Dust, Orange Crush, Ravishing Red, Silver Spectre and Baker Express.
The Royal Enfield twins also come with a number of other features, which make it the most value for money product in the Indian market. Other features on the 650 twins are the dual-barrel exhausts, slipper clutch, 18-inch alloy wheels with Pirelli Phantom Sportcomp tyres, average 13-litre fuel tank, Bybre (By Brembo) disc brakes and the dual-channel ABS which now comes as standard.
Thoughts On The Royal Enfield 650 Twins
The Royal Enfield 650 twin (Interceptor and Continental GT 650)have been one of the most-awaited motorcycles in the Indian market for quite a while now. The two motorcycles will rival the likes of Street 750 and Street Rod from Harley-Davidson as well as the Triumph Bonneville Street Twin.