Royal Enfield launched the Interceptor and Continental GT 650 in the US starting from USD 5,799 (around INR 4.2 lakhs) and USD 5,999 (around INR 4.39 lakhs) respectively. The company has also released an array of accessories and branded merchandise to mark the big launch.
The RE 650 twins receive several personalization options most significant of which is S&S stainless steel bolt on silencers. The other noteworthy accessories that are common for both motorcycles include small tinted flyscreen (visor), tall tinted flyscreen, fork gaiters kit (protecting the exposed port of the telescopes), and paddock stand bobbins.
The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 also receives a pillion seat cowl to make it look like a typical cafe racer while the handlebar crossbrace pad is exclusive to the Interceptor 650. The merchandise range includes special Monterey Jacket, Tan Spirit leather jacket, studded Royal Enfield belt, etc. In addition to accessories, there are special liveries like Chrome (for both models), Ice Queen (Conti GT) and Orange Crush (Interceptor).
The retro-classic motorcycles share a lot of components. The twins are powered by a 648 cc air and oil-cooled parallel-twin engine which is capable of 47 hp and 57 Nm of torque. The gearbox is a 6-speed unit. The motorcycle is claimed to have a top-speed in the excess of 160 kmph with an estimated fuel efficiency of around 25 kmpl.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 employ dual-cradle steel frame which is suspended by means of a 41 mm front telescopic fork and twin rear shock absorbers. Braking system constitutes of 320 mm front and 240 mm rear discs, governed by Bosch dual-channel ABS. Both motorcycles come with 18-inch spoke wheels that are wrapped with 100/90 R18 front and 130/70 R18 rear Pirelli Sportcomp tyres.
The Royal Enfield 650 Twins will be launched in India in the coming months once the company is ready to achieve an acceptable demand-supply gap. Expect the motorcycles to have an attractive price tag of around under Rs 3 lakhs (ex-showroom).