In the first month of its launch, the Royal Enfield 650 Twins – INT 650 and Conti GT 650 have together managed to register sales of 325 units. Considering the demand and hype around the 650 Twins, this sales figure looks lower than expected.
There could be two reasons behind it. Though the bikes were launched in mid Nov, sales only started in the last week of Nov. And, though the company has a larger production capacity, sales and deliveries are being controlled, to keep quality in check.
Royal Enfield 650 twins have become accessible to the masses with their disruptive pricing. Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650 have been launched across India with a starting price of just Rs 2.34 lakh. While Continental GT 650 is based on cafe racer concept, Interceptor 650 is the modern classic roadster. Both motorcycles are built for style and superior riding experience.
As mentioned by their CEO, Royal Enfield 650 twins are all about having fun on the roads and off the roads. The engine used is part of that philosophy, as it utilizes an old-school configuration that’s highly reliable, powerful and easy to maintain. The twins utilize a 648 cc air cooled engine that delivers max power of 47 PS at 7,250 RPM and max torque of 52 Nm at 5,250 RPM. Engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox that has been extensively tested on public roads, race tracks and proving rounds.
Royal Enfield has invested a lot of time and effort in developing the chassis and suspension system for the 650 twins. The result is no less than magical, as the ride offers optimal balance and handling in both city traffic and off-road conditions. The chassis has also been designed to offer superior styling and agile performance.
It has been tested on a wide variety of road conditions for thousands of miles to ensure that it’s highly durable and built to last a lifetime. Comfortable riding experience is also made possible by the advanced suspension system, featuring 41mm front forks and twin coil-over shocks at the rear.
With its disruptive pricing, Royal Enfield 650 twins are easily within your reach. Maintenance costs will be manageable, as you will be getting 3 year / 40,000 km warranty and roadside assistance. Take a test ride to decide which of the Royal Enfield 650 twins better suits your needs and expectations. As far as sales are concerned, it is the INT 650 which is selling more than the Conti 650.