Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 are officially launched in the US ahead of India. The Interceptor 650 is priced from $5,799 (Rs 4.2 lakhs) while the Continental GT is priced from $5,999 (Rs 4.36 lakhs). Set for launch in India on 14th Nov, prices in India could be considerably lower.
Royal Enfield twins made their global debut at the 2017 EICMA Show held in Milan, Italy while they were showcased in India at the 2017 Royal Enfield Rider Mania in November last year. Once again, Goa has been chosen as the ride as well as the launch event for the new 650 Twins. The bike will be showcased to the media on 14th Nov in Goa.
Post that, it will be showcased to RE fans and customers who will be attending the Rider Mania 2018 in Goa from 16-18th Nov. The first RE650 is expected to be delivered to its owner at the Rider Mania 2018 by Mr Sid Lal himself.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 are presented in three variants – Standard, Custom and Chrome. The Interceptor 650 will sport a California cruiser design while the Continental GT will be a café racer. The Continental GT 650 will be presented in 5 color options all of which are named after 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).
Variant wise pricing of the Royal Enfield 650 in US sees the Interceptor 650 Standard at $5,799, Custom at $5,999 and Chrome at $6,400. On the other hand the Continental GT 650 Standard, Custom and Chrome are priced at $5,999, $6,429 and $6,749 respectively. Prices in India could be way below this mark with Interceptor 650 Standard priced at INR 2.7 lakhs, Custom priced at Rs 3.1 lakh and Chrome with a price tag of Rs 3.3 lakhs. The Continental GT 650 Standard, Custom and Chrome could be priced at Rs 3 lakhs, Rs 3.3 lakhs and Rs 3.5 lakhs respectively.
The Royal Enfield 650 Twins will get a 648cc fuel injected, air/oil cooled engine offering 47 bhp power at 7,250 rpm and 52 Nm torque at 5,250 rpm mated to a 6 speed gearbox with slip assist clutch. The bikes will both be seen with a double cradle, steel tubular frame with 41mm shocks in the front and twin coil over shocks at the rear. Braking will be via single 320mm disc in the front and 240mm disc at the rear with dual channel ABS offered as standard. The bikes will ride on 18” wheels fitted with tyres measuring 100/90-18 at the front and 130/70-18 at the rear.