Royal Enfield is expected to increase the prices of the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 soon in India
Royal Enfield has been setting new records with the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 since their market entry. Having launched last November, the 650 Twins are one of the highly anticipated motorcycles to be ever sold in the Indian market and they have certainly lived up to the promises. They have become an instant hit among customers due to the shockingly aggressive price range.
Compared to their rivals, the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 are priced far less as it helps in luring in buyers who even dreamt of owning 300 and 400 cc motorcycles. Courtesy of Royal Enfield stepping out of the comfort zone in 350 and 500 cc segments, the 650 Twins are setting strong sales statements throughout.
It is worth noting that the 650 Twins’ monthly sales crossed over 2,000 units for the first time in April and the momentum is expected to be carried into the coming months. The Chennai-based manufacturer is expected to increase the pricing of the 650 duo by up to Rs. 20,000 in the meantime while new colour schemes could be introduced to expand the buying choice for customers.
Currently, the prices of Interceptor 650 starts at Rs. 2.50 lakh while the Continental GT 650 costs from Rs. 2.65 lakh. The range-topping Minster Clean Chrome colour in the Continental GT 650 is priced Rs. 2.85 lakh and the Glitter & Duster Chrome is retailed at Rs. 2.70 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, pan India).
Despite sharing several mechanical components and being based on the same platform, the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 appeal for different sets of buyers. For instance, the latter is a modern cafe racer with more aggressive rider’s triangle while the Interceptor is suited for touring focussed consumers with a classic attitude.
Both the motorcycles use a new 648 cc parallel twin-cylinder engine developed by Harris Performance with 270-degree firing order. It is good enough to produce 47 horsepower and 52 Nm of peak torque and is connected to a six-speed transmission with slip-assist clutch as standard. Dual-channel ABS is also part of the standard package.