Royal Enfield sold 2,014 units of Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 in April 2019 in India
Royal Enfield sold more than 2000 units of 650 Twins for the first time in a single month since launch. When compared to March 2019, the company has managed to sell more than 314 units in April. The company officially launched the new Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 in November 2018 and both models are aggressively priced.
Both models are powered by same 648 cc twin-cylinder fuel injected engine with 47 bhp of power at 7,250 rpm and 52 Nm of torque at 5,250 rpm. This engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The 650 Twins is the first motorcycle from Royal Enfield to come with a slipper clutch and it is part of the standard features list.
The braking duties are taken care by twin-piston Bybre callipers 320 mm disc at the front and 240 mm disc at the rear. The company has also given a dual-channel ABS braking system for both motorcycles. The 650 Twins come with 41 mm telescopic suspension at the front and dual-suspension at the rear, which is tuned for comfort.
The design theme of both motorcycles is different as the Interceptor 650 has a simple design theme and it is similar to the Triumph Bonneville series as the headlamp gets circular design. The handlebar is a single piece unit and the fuel tank design is elegant. The company has given a single piece seat for the Interceptor 650.
The rear gets a regular bulb for the tail lamp. The Continental 650 carries forward the same design theme of earlier models and the riding position is slightly committed compared to the Interceptor. The company has given single piece seat for the Continental 650.
The 650 Twins ride on 18-inch wheels with 100/90 section tyre at the front and 130/70 section tyre at the rear. The Pirelli tyres provide excellent grip on all riding conditions. The Interceptor 650 is available in 6 colour options – Mark Three, Glitter & Dust, Orange Crush, Ravishing Red, Silver Spectre and Baker Express.