The Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 are priced above Rs. 5 lakh in the European market and India launch is expected to take place soon
Royal Enfield is introducing the new Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650 across different parts of the world and US was one of the first markets to get the new models. The company officially announced the price of new 650 Twins for European market and sales will begin from early 2019, both these models also come with three year warranty as standard.
The Continental GT 650 price starts at 6,400 Euros (Rs. 5.33 lakh) in Spain, Italy and Portugal. The Interceptor 650 is cheaper among both as the price starts from 6,200 Euros (Rs. 5.16 lakh) in the same countries. In other European countries, Continental GT 650 price starts from 6,600 Euros (Rs. 5.49 lakh) and 6,400 Euros (Rs. 5.33 lakh) for Interceptor 650.
Both motorcycles are expected to be introduced at a much lower Rs. 3 lakh price range in India as these products are locally manufactured if the expected pricing is right then these models are going to sell like hot cakes and they don’t have direct competition as the only model that come close is BMW G310 GS, which is priced really high.
Royal Enfield is yet to open bookings officially and India launch is expected to happen soon. The 650 Twins made their global debut last year at EICMA and the company showcased the new model at Rider Mania held in Goa as enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for the new model to be introduced in India.
The 650 Twins are powered by same 648 cc parallel twin air-cooled engine producing 47 hp of max power at 7,100 rpm and peak torque of 52 Nm is delivered at 4,000 rpm. This engine is pared with a six-speed gearbox. The stopping power comes from 320 mm disc at front and 240 mm disc at rear with dual channel ABS system as standard.
Royal Enfield has given same 18-inch aluminium spoke wheels for both models with 100/90 section tyre at the front and 130/70 section tyre at the rear, in International markets the company is offering Prelli SportComp tyres, which offer excellent grip in all riding conditions. The suspension duties are done by telescopic forks at front and gas charged twins shocks at the rear.