The new liveries bring a string of enthusiasm to the enthusiasts and they could be introduced in India too eventually
Royal Enfield revealed Interceptor 650 Twin and Continental GT 650 at EICMA last year. Both these products are currently being tested in India and other countries to iron out issues before launch as the company has received lots of criticism for introducing Himalayan with very bad quality parts.
RushLane spotted two new livers of Interceptor 650 Twin and Continental GT 650 at a dealership in UK which confirms that the launch is not too far away and the manufacturer has opened bookings for both these models in UK and Australia.
The Interceptor 650 comes with white and red colour tone for the fuel tank while rest of the body along with wheels get black colour. This new colour theme certainly increases the appeal of the classic design. The Continental GT 650 on the other hand is finished in grey and black colour combination with yellow strips on the fuel tank. Like the Interceptor, the body and wheels are again finished in black colour.
The new colour theme of Continental GT 650 goes well with the new Royal Enfield logo. Apart from these new colours Royal Enfield is offering three colour with Interceptor 650 – Orange Crush, Ravishing Red and Silver Spectre while and Ice Queen, Sea Nymph and Black Magix on Continental GT 650.
Both these models are powered by newly developed 648 cc 4 valve oil cooled, air cooled and fuel injected engine producing 47 ps of power at 7,100 rpm and 52 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. This engine is mated to 6 speed gearbox with slip assist clutch. To keep vibrations low, Royal Enfield has given 270 degree crank with a balancer shaft and this engine specification will be used throughout the global market.
The Interceptor 650 Twin and Continental GT 650 get 320 mm front disc and 240 mm disc at rear along with dual channel ABS. Both these bikes also get 41 mm telescopic front suspension and twin gas charged shock absorbers at rear. Royal Enfield is expected to launch these bikes by the middle of 2018 in India.