Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT 650 have become the most sold mid-capacity motorcycles in India, beating all established rivals
The Royal Enfield 650 twins including the Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650 came as a revelation for the Indian market, knowing that the Indian market gives a lot of preference to the value for money products. This is exactly what Royal Enfield promised with the launch of the 650 Twins – most affordable mid-capacity motorcycles in India. While the Continental 650 is priced at Rs. 2.50 lakh, the Continental GT 650 is priced at Rs. 2.65 lakh (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
And as it happens, this value-for-money offering has been graciously accepted by the consumers in India, making it a hit in the domestic market, so much so that the numbers of the May 2019 sales suggest that the 650 Twins have outpaced some of the established giants in the domestic market.
Royal Enfield managed to sell 2,427 units in the month of May 2019 in India. However, the duo clocked an overall sales of 4,007 units including exports to US, UK and other countries. As compared to the previous months, this is significant growth. In April 2019, the duo sold 2,014 units.
As compared to the sales of Bajaj Dominar 400, KTM Duke 390 and even the brand’s own Himalayan 400, there is a significant sales difference as only 1,888 units of Dominar and just 396 units of Duke 390 sold in May 2019. The Himalayan 400, for instance, sold only 1,192 units in India, almost half of the 650 Twins.
|May 2019 Sales (Model Wise)||No. of Units sold|
|Royal Enfiled 650 Twins||2,427|
|Royal Enfiled Himalayan||1,192|
|RE Classic 500||612|
|KTM Duke 390||396|
|Kawasaki Ninja 300||174|
The Royal Enfield 650-Twins are the most affordable 650cc motorcycles in the Indian market and share the same 649cc liquid/oil-cooled parallel-twin engine producing 47 bhp and 52 Nm of output and mated to a six-speed gearbox.
The duo features dual-channel ABS, Bosch Fuel-Injection & Engine Management and Pirelli Phantom SportComp Tyres. There’s a whole range of colour options to choose from.
The Royal Enfield 650 Twins rivals the likes of the Harley-Davidson Street 750 and the Street Rod in India.