The service training manual of new 650 Twins has been leaked ahead of the official launch and bookings for both these bikes will begin in November
Royal Enfield is going to launch new 650 Twins in India soon as the company will commence bookings in November. The service training manual of new 650 Twins has been leaked ahead of the official launch. The dimensions of both bikes are almost similar with same length and wheelbase but the Interceptor 650 is slightly wider.
The Continental GT 650 is lighter than Interceptor 650 by 4 kgs, but the maximum payload capacity is same at 200 kgs. Both bikes are powered by same 4 stroke, parallel twin cylinder, SOHC, air-cooled engine producing 47 bhp of power at 7,100 rpm and 52 Nm of torque at 5,200 rpm. This engine is mated to new 6 speed gearbox.
The 650 twins also come with slipper clutch and Bosch dual channel ABS system. The spark plug for the engine is also sourced from Bosch. The braking power comes from 320 floating disc at front and 240 mm disc at rear. The company has given 18 inch wheels with 100/90 section tyre at front and 130/70 section tyre at rear.
The recommended front tyre pressure is 32 PSI (Solo and Pillion) and 36 PSI (Solo) & 39 (Pillion) at rear. Royal Enfield has used halogen bulb for headlamp, position lamp, tail lamp and turn signal. Both bikes are based on steel tubular, double cradle frame. The 650 Twins come with 41 mm telescopic front suspension with 110 mm travel and twin shocks at rear with 87.5 mm travel.
The Continental GT 650 comes with 12.5 litre of fuel tank and 13.7 litre for Interceptor 650, but dead fuel storage capacity is bigger on Continental GT 650. The 650 Twins made their global debut at EICMA last year and the company revealed the new products for Indian enthusiasts at Rider Mania earlier this year.
The retro design theme of both bikes will certainly appeal to lots of customers and these bikes are manufactured in India. We are expecting the company to price 650 Twins aggressively and one of the advantages of 650 Twins is that they don’t have any direct competitors in Indian market.