The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental 650 are on sale in UK for £5,299 + OTR and £5,499 + OTR respectively
Deliveries of the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental 650 seem to have commenced in the UK. The flagship models are on sale in the old country for £5,299 + OTR for the Interceptor and £5,499 + OTR for the Continental version. The motorcycles are being sold by Millennium Motorcycles, the official dealer of Royal Enfield Motorcycles in the UK. Bookings of the two models have been underway for an advance payment of £100.
In India, the old-school middleweight contenders retail at a starting price of Rs 2.35 lakh for the Interceptor and Rs 2.49 lakh for the Continental GT. Both these models are among the most affordable twin-cylinder motorcycles on sale in the country. These motorcycles have been developed to help the motorcycle manufacturer expand its worldwide business in the mid-segment space.
Powering the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental 650 is a 647cc, air-cooled, four-stroke parallel twin engine that produces a maximum power of 47 bhp and a peak torque of 52 Nm. The twin-cylinder fuel-injected engine comes with a 270-degree crank firing angle for optimum low-end torque.
The twin-cylinder engine comes mated to a 6-speed transmission with a slipper clutch being offered as standard. The engine can rev up to 7,500 rpm before the rev-limiter kicks in to save the motor from faster wear and tear. The engine for the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental 650 is smoothest on any RE model ever.
Both the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental 650 can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in less than 7 seconds and have a top speed of more than 160 kmph. Combined with well-controlled NVH, the powerful engine makes both the models suitable for high-speed highway riding. The motorcycles get disc brakes on both the wheels and come with dual-channel ABS as standard.
Underpinning the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental 650 is a double cradle frame that has been fine-tuned by Harris Engineering. The front suspension is courtesy of telescopic front forks while rear suspension is taken care of by twin gas charged shock absorbers.