Royal Enfield 650 Twins – Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 were officially launched in Goa last week. Priced from just Rs 2.34 lakhs ex-showroom, these two bikes are now on sale across India.
As is seen on most Royal Enfield motorcycles, the Twins receive retro styling. Continental GT 650 is a café racer borrowing inspiration in terms of design from Continental GT 565 while Interceptor 650 is a modern classic roadster following similar designs from Royal Enfield Interceptor from the 60’s.
In terms of pricing, Interceptor 650 is presented in three color options of Orange Crush, Mark Three (Black) and Silver Spectre. Two tone color options of Baker Express (white and red) and Ravishing Red (red and black) can be had for a premium while the top spec Glitter and Dust is priced at Rs 3.10 lakhs due to the fact that this is an expensive chrome coating process.
Continental GT 650 is priced at Rs 3.05 lakhs for two metallic color schemes of Black Magic and Ventura Blue while at INR 3.13 lakhs are the two tone paint schemes of Dr. Mayhem (grey and black) and Ice Queen (white and grey).
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 get large 320mm front and 240mm rear disc brakes, sit on premium Pirelli tyres and get Bosch dual channel Anti Lock Braking System as standard. The bikes also sport telescopic front forks and twin spring gas charged suspension system at the rear. The two bikes get a 1,400mm long wheelbase, ground clearance at 174mm and length of 2,122mm. However, the Continental GT 650 is slightly shorter than the Interceptor 650.
Engine specifications on the RE Twins include a new 650cc, air cooled, parallel twin engine offering 47 PS peak power at 7,100 rpm and 52 Nm peak torque at 4,000 rpm. While bookings have already opened, deliveries are set to commence from later this month. Both the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 are offered with a standard 3 year / 40,000 km warranty and roadside assistance for the same duration.