The Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 are priced at USD 5799 and USD 5999 respectively which translates to about Rs 4.21 lakh and Rs 4.36 lakh in Indian currency
Royal Enfield has finally launched the much anticipated Continental GT650 and the Interceptor 650 popularly known as the 650 twins in the International market. The Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 are priced at USD 5799 and USD 5999 respectively, which translates to Rs 4.21 lakh and Rs 4.36 lakh in Indian currency.
The custom variants of the GT650 and the Interceptor are priced at 6249 and USD 5999 respectively while the attractive chrome variants which we have seen in many media images has been priced at USD 6499 and USD 6749 for the Continental GT 650 Chrome.
The Indian launch is slated for Diwali. The 650 twins according to RE is targeted towards both new as well as experienced riders and according to them, this is also the reason why the power delivery has been kept linear throughout the range. Although there are 3 million RE motorcycles on India roads these 650 twins will help the motorcycle manufacturer to expand their reach to the global markets as well.
RE offers the Conti GT with just a single rider seat while the Interceptor 650 gets a long saddle and will be the perfect choice for those who are looking for a long touring motorcycle. The Conti GT 650 has been built for short distance which is once again proved by its smaller 12.5 Litres fuel tank compared to the 13.7-litre tank of the Interceptor.
The RE 650 twins are built around on a dual cradle tubular steel chassis while the engine powering these motorcycles is also completely built from scratch. The 650 twins get a 648cc, oil-cooled, parallel-twin motor that is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Both the motorcycles features slip and assist clutch.
As far as the power figures are concerned the 648 cc heart produces 47.6PS of peak power at 7100 rpm, while peak torque of 52Nm comes in at 5200 rpm. The Continental GT 650 and the Interceptor 650 uses the same telescopic suspension up front and gas charged shocks with adjustable preload at the rear.
Both the motorcycles rides on the same 18-inch aluminium spoke wheels wrapped by sticky Pirelli SportComp 100/90 section front and 130/70 section tires. Braking duties are taken care by single 320 mm discs the front and a 240 mm rear discs while ABS comes as standard.
RE is also offering a range of accessories with these 650 duos which includes dedicated riding apparels and gears, an aftermarket S&S exhaust which most probably won’t be coming to the Indian shores. Royal Enfield has offered 3 years, unlimited kilometre warranty with RSA for the RE Continental GT 650 and the Interceptor 650 in the US market.