The 650 twins are global spec models which won’t compromise on quality and packs plenty of modern hardware and quite a lot of punch
Only yesterday the Royal Enfield 650 twins were all over the news because after much anticipation RE-launched their flagship offering in the US market. The Interceptor 650 is priced at $ 5799, while the Continental GT 650 is priced at $ 5999 in US market. Both the motorcycles share a lot of parts with each other including the Chassis, brakes, tires and also the engine. RE has also introduced plenty of accessories as well with these motorcycles which we believe will come to India as well.
Now that we all know that Royal Enfield will be launching the 650 twins in India this November here are the 5 things that you should know about the 650 twins before they launch here.
1. Affordable Pricing
Pricing is definitely the first thing which comes to mind when we talk about the mid-segment motorcycles. The existing motorcycles in India having an engine capacity of 500 cc (except RE models) or above are all priced upward the 5 lakh rupee mark. So what could possibly be the pricing of the upcoming 650 twins then?
To clear the air let us first inform you that like every other RE motorcycles the soon to be launched 650 twins too will be built completely in India and thus you can expect a competitive pricing from Royal Enfield’s end. When the RE continental GT 535 (now discontinued) was launched in India it was priced slightly higher than their 500 cc motorcycles making it the most affordable 500 cc+ motorcycle of India. Thus you can expect the 650 twins too to be quite affordable as well.
Still to give you a clear idea the current reports and speculations state that the upcoming flagship motorcycles will be priced within the 3.5 Lakh rupee mark which will make them the most affordable 650 cc units that you can buy.
2. The RE 650 Twins are Global spec models
Royal Enfield has learned from their past mistakes and definitely has worked on improving the build quality of their motorcycles. For those who are eagerly looking forward to getting their hands on the 650 twins should definitely not face the same kind of problem. Both the 650 twins including the Interceptor as well the Continental GT are global spec models which means that there will be absolutely no change and compromise in quality between the Indian spec and the export spec models.
3. Impressive top speed
The RE 650 twins will be the fastest RE ever. During the launch, the officials said that they were able to touch speeds of over 160+ Kilometers on these motorcycles during the testing period. Even the Continental GT 650 was caught a couple of times on Indian road doing triple digit speeds quite comfortably during its initial testing period.
4. New Engine with Lesser vibration
Unlike other RE Cruisers, the 650 twins will have much lesser vibrations because the new air air-cooled, SOHC, fuel-injected parallel-twin gets Counterbalancer and 270-degree firing angle to deal with vibrations. Although the engine might generate modest power output however, all that torque is available from as low as 2500 rpm which is actually impressive. What is even more fascinating is also the fact that RE has used a six-speed gearbox for the first time which comes with a back torque limiting clutch to give the motorcycle a sporty nature.
5. Modern hardware
Have you ever thought that RE will offer a slipper clutch on their motorcycle? Well, to be honest even I never thought so. Believe it or not, the new 650 twins get a slipper clutch for a light clutch action. It even comes with ABS as standard which will provide a superior braking performance.