Royal Enfield Twins Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650 India Launch

Royal Enfield Twins Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650 India has been Launched

Highlights: Prices, Images, Specifications, Features

The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 was launched today and the bike maker has finally announced the prices for its all-new middleweight motorcycles. We’ve ridden the bikes and did come back quite impressed with what they have to offer. This does raise expectations from Royal Enfield’s modern-day large capacity motorcycles, which could be game changers for the segment and the company as well. The 650 Twins are expected to do wonders for RE globally too, establishing the Chennai-based bike maker on the global front.
Royal Enfield has announced prices for the US and UK markets, while that for the Indian market still remains a mystery. Dealers have unofficially started accepting bookings for the motorcycles while deliveries are expected to begin towards the end of this month.

The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 also mark a major leap for the brand technologically. The bike uses a newly developed platform developed by UK’s Harris Performance, while the engine is a 649 cc parallel-twin motor, a first-ever for Royal Enfield. The air/oil cooled motor is tuned to produce 47 bhp and 52 Nm of peak torque, while paired with a 6-speed gearbox and also gets a slipper clutch. The bike also comes with dual-channel ABS across both versions.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 will be offered in three versions – Standard, Classic and Custom – each of which will be offered in different colour options. More details on the motorcycles will be available in sometime from now.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650 Launched

Check out all the details on the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 in our comprehensive
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650 Bookings

Bookings are open online and at Royal Enfield stores for the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650.
Deliveries for the 650 Twins will start towards the end of this month.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650 Prices


For states where road taxes are higher, the ex-showroom prices have been further reduced to Rs. 2.34 lakh for the Interceptor 650 and Rs. 2.50 lakh for the Continental GT 65o
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650 Prices
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650 Prices

The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 prices have been announced.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Custom – Rs. 2.57 Lakh

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Custom – Rs. 2.72 Lakh (ex-showroom, India)
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650 Prices

The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 prices for the CHROME have been announced.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Chrome – Rs. 2.70 Lakh

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Chrome – Rs. 2.85 Lakh (ex-showroom, India)
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 Launch

Sid Lal says Royal Enfield still has over 90 per cent market share in the 250-350 cc segment.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 Launch

For those looking for a retro motorcycle without the gizmos, modern looks, the InInterceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 are a perfect choice.
“I think we have nailed it this time,” says Sid Lal.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 Launch

“The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 will remain a single-spec around the world.” Rudratej Singh

Sid Lal says Royal Enfield is Number 1 in dealer satisfaction in all two-wheelers and Number 2 in service satisfaction, better than Japanese manufacturers.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 Launch

Royal Enfield operates out of 860 stores across the world that includes around 40 exclusive stores.

The company has gone on a hiring spree over the past few years, bringing the best talents from across the industry.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 Launch

Less is more, says Lal. The focus is on few products but world class products that are truly global.

The new motorcycles also bring a new manufacturing process and new product strategy.

The Orangudam plant has the best processes and has changed how the company makes motorcycles.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 Launch

Sid Lal says the engineering team is now 400 strong from just 50, four years ago.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 Launch

“It takes 18 months to validate motorcycles,” says Sid Lal
“The challenge for us is to reinvent the company and the business model while retaining its character and larger than life charm, making it relevant to motorcycle, travel and adventure enthusiasts around the world.”
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 Launch

The stage is set for the Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT 650 Launch.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 will be using an all-new 649 cc parallel-twin engine. The motor is a first-ever for the bike maker and has been developed at the company’s research centres in Chennai and the UK.
The 649 cc motor churns out 47 bhp at 7100 rpm and 52 Nm of peak torque at 5200 rpm.

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