After a long wait, Royal Enfield is all set to launch the new 650 Twins in India tomorrow. However, this will rather be a price announcing event as the company has already launched the motorcycle in the global market. The two-wheeler manufacturer will announce the prices of the Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650 at Rider Mania 2018 in Goa. Moreover, unofficial bookings for the motorcycles are already underway with upfront payment of Rs 5000. Royal Enfield Showcases Continental GT 650 Twin and Interceptor INT 650.
The deliveries for the motorcycles are expected to commence by the end of this month. Some sources also reveal that the deliveries will start by January next year. Exact details about the same will be revealed at the launch event itself. EICMA 2018: Royal Enfield Reveals New 838cc Bobber KX Concept at Milan Motorcycle Show.
Both the motorcycles will be powered by an all-new 648cc air cooled engine, but they differ in terms of design and aesthetic. The unit is an air and oil cooled parallel twin engine capable of making 47.6 PS and 53Nm of power figures. And, the engine will come mated to a 6-speed gearbox with slipper clutch. The bikes will come with 18-inch spoke wheels with Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp tyres.
The deceleration duties are carried out by disc brakes up front and rear with standard dual-channel ABS. To be offered in six exciting shades, the RE Interceptor 650 motorcycle will heat the segment by competing against Kawasaki Z650 and the Harley-Davidson Street 750 in the India. Royal Enfield Globally Launches Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650, Check Motorcycle Models Prices Here!
Coming to the prices, the new Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 will be priced as competitive as Rs 2.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). If launched that this price point, the RE Interceptor will become the most affordable twin cylinder middleweight motorcycle in the market. Not only that the motorcycle will also undercut Kawasaki's Ninja 300, offering better value for money proposition. On the other hand, the RE Continental GT 650 is likely to be priced around Rs 2.7 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).