Royal Enfield 650 Twins Launched in India
Royal Enfield Motorcycles recently launched the most awaited commuter bikes– the Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650 in India. The company launched the Royal Enfield 650 twins recently at its annual event, Rider Mania, at Vagator, Goa. These motorcycles are available for sale with an on-road price (Goa) of Rs 2.8 lakh and Rs 2.6 lakh respectively, for the base model. RE also started accepting the bookings for the bike with an advance payment of Rs 5000/-.
These motorcycles will be available for sale through Royal Enfield dealerships across India. However, the deliveries for the 650 twins will start in February 2019. The newly launched motorcycles will create great curiosity among the Royal Enfield fans. The company claims that it tested these bikes on different road conditions. Their performance delivers the best blend for all riding conditions.
Royal Enfield 650 Twins Engine & Power:
The Royal Enfield 650 twins Continental GT and Interceptor come with the retro-classic design. They are the most affordable twin-cylinder motorcycles you can get under Rs 3 lakh. Both the bikes get air-cooled engines that produce 47 bhp and 52 Nm of peak torque. These motorcycles offer slipper clutch and a 6-speed gearbox.
Besides, both these bikes share some of the components such as the engine, gearbox, suspension, and brakes. Additionally, to provide safe riding experience, Royal Enfield 650 twins also offer the dual-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS). The wheels are 18-inch spoke wheels with SportComp tires which Pirelli designed specifically for the Royal Enfield 650 twins.
Royal Enfield 650 Twins Design:
As for the appearances, the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 gets inspiration from the former Continental GT 535cc. However, RE discontinued the old Continental GT earlier this year to launch the new 650cc version. The GT 650 retains the horizontal split between the sculpted fuel tank and seats. It also features the characteristics of this segment such as the weight-forward stance, rear-set foot pegs, sculpted fuel tank, and clip-on handlebars.
Furthermore, the inspiration for the design of the Interceptor 650 comes from the iconic British roadster Interceptor model of the 60s. The Interceptor has clean lines and a classic teardrop-shaped tank. It has braced handlebars and diamond-quilt-patterned twin seats. So, it combines the vintage looks with a modern appeal.
The Royal Enfield 650 twins offer a wide range of colors. The Continental GT comes in five shades while the Interceptor gets seven different colors to choose from. Both the bikes will be available in standard, chrome and custom range.
Royal Enfield 650 Twins Specifications:
|Type||4 Stroke, Parallel Twin, Air/Oil Cooled, SOHC|
|Number of Valves||8 (4 valves/cylinder)|
|Fuel System||Fuel Injection|
|Frame||Steel, Twin cradle, tubular|
|Front suspension||41mm Fork, 110mm travel|
|Rear suspension||Twin coil –over shocks, 88mm travel|
|Front Tire||100/90 - 18|
|Rear Tire||130/70 - 18|
|Front brake||320mm disc brake with ABS|
|Rear brake||240mm disc brake with ABS|
|Length x Height x Width mm||2122 x 1024 x 744||2122 x 1165 x 789|
|Kerb Weight||198 Kg||202 Kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||12.5 Litre||14 Litre|