Official bookings will open near Diwali, and the launch will happen by the end of 2018.
Royal Enfield’s 650 twins made their first global appearance at the 2017 EICMA in Milan.
Official bookings for the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 motorcycles will be commenced in Q3, FY2018, confirmed the company. The launch of both the bikes will happen in the coming months. Royal Enfield’s 650 twins made their first global appearance at the 2017 EICMA in Milan, followed by their India debut at the 2017 Rider Mania in Goa.
Talking about the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, the neo-classic street bike features a circular headlamp, a circular fuel tank, raised handlebar and a flat seat. The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 café racer comes equipped with a round headlamp, a teardrop fuel tank, clip-on handlebars and a single café racer seat.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Picture Gallery
The Royal Enfield 650 twins, however, share the platform, engine, suspension system and other components. Both the bikes derive power from a newly-developed 648 cc, twin-cylinder, 8-valve, oil-cooled, SOHC engine with fuel injection technology. This motor, with RE’s first 6-speed gearbox, delivers a top power of 47bhp at 7,100rpm and 52Nm of torque at 5,250rpm. Read: Upcoming Royal Enfield Bikes in India
While the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 carries a kerb weight of 199kg and offers a fuel tank capacity of 12.5-litres, the RE Interceptor 650 weighs 203kg and comes with a fuel tank capacity of 13.7-litres. The RE 650 twins will be the company’s first motorcycles in India to feature dual channel ABS (antilock braking system) as standard along with the disc brakes.
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Picture Gallery
Both the bikes get 41 mm telescopic forks and twin coil-over gas-charged shock absorbers suspension units at the front and rear axles respectively. The twins come fitted with 18-inch wire-spoke wheels with 100-section front and 130-section rear Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp tube-type tyres.
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