Royal Enfield has launched the much awaited 650cc bikes, The Interceptor 650 And Continental GT 650 in India with starting price of Rs 2.50 lakhs and Rs 2.65 lakhs (ex-showroom, India) respectively. Both these models are available in three variants - Standard, Custom and Chrome with different colour options. The deliveries of the motorcycles will start by the end of November. These models were first revealed in 2017 EICMA Motorcycle Show at Milan, Italy. The Interceptor is an old-school roadster style motorcycle while the Continental GT 650 is the café racer style model.
Variant Wise ex-showroom price details:
- Standard – Rs 2.50 lakhs
- Custom – Rs 2.57 lakhs
- Chrome – Rs 2.70 lakhs
Continental GT 650
- Standard – Rs 2.65 lakhs
- Custom – Rs 2.72 lakhs
- Chrome – Rs 2.85 lakhs
Both of these models share the chassis and the engine. And these mode have the all new 648 cc parallel-twin motor with a 270 degree firing order. And this engine delivers 47 bhp @ 7,100 rpm of power and 52 Nm @ 4,000 rpm of peak torque. To gives out the good and pleasant vibrations, Royal Enfield choose 270 degree crank. Royal Enfield built three 650 cc parallel engine prototypes with three different crank setups and finally chose the 270 degree firing order.
The new Continental GT 650 and old ongoing Continental GT 500 looks similer but, Royal Enfield told 95% of components are different. Both models have 320mm disc brake at front and 240mm disc brake at the back. And its also gets dual-channel ABS. These model also have Ground clearance of 174mm.