Royal Enfield has launched its Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 in India, much to the delight of RE fans and premium motorcycle enthusiasts. First showcased at 2017 EICMA motorcycle show, RE 650 twins were launched today in Goa. Bookings are already open for both motorcycles at RE dealerships across the country.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is based on the modern classic roadster theme whereas Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 carries the looks of a cafe racer. Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 derives inspiration from the 60’s Royal Enfield Interceptor that was hugely popular in the American west coast.
RE Interceptor 650 features classic styling, as can be seen with its teardrop tank, wide, braced handlebars, and diamond-quilt-patterned twin seat. On the other hand, Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 derives inspiration from the cafe racers of 1950s and 60s. This is evident in its clip-on handlebars, sculpted tank, weight-forward stance and rearset footrests.
RE 650 twins have steel tubular, double cradle frame, which has been designed in collaboration with the legendary Harris Performance team. It’s been extensively tested on various road conditions, where it has delivered dynamic and responsive performance every time. Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 frame measures 2122mm x 1165mm x 789mm. It has 13.7 litre fuel capacity, 202 kg kerb weight and 174 mm ground clearance. Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 frame measures 2122mm x 1024mm x 744mm. It has 12.5 litre fuel capacity, 198 kg kerb weight and 174mm ground clearance.
Both motorcycles have the same engine, the 648cc, twin cylinder, liquid-cooled unit that delivers max power of 47 bhp and max torque of 52 Nm. Engine is mated to 6-speed transmission, which has a slipper clutch for smooth gearshifts. Both RE 650 motorcycles have telescopic front forks and twin spring gas-charged suspension system at the rear. Braking system has 320mm disc at the front and 240mm disc at the rear. Both motorcycles come with Bosch dual-channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), which is offered as standard.
Continental GT 650 Prices
Black Magic – Rs 2.49 lakhs
DR Mayhem, Grey & Black – Rs 2.56 lakhs
Ice Queen White – Rs 2.56 lakhs
Mister Clean Chrome – Rs 2.69 lakhs
Ventura Blue – Rs 2.69 lakhs
Interceptor 650 Prices
Orange Crush – Rs 2.34 lakhs
Mark Three Black – Rs 2.34 lakhs
Silver Spectre – Rs 2.34 lakhs
Ravishing Red – Rs 2.41 lakhs
Baker Express White & Red – Rs 2.41 lakhs
Glitter and Dust Chrome – Rs 2.54 lakhs