Royal Enfield, a Chennai-based legendary motorcycle manufacturing company launched the highly awaited 650 Twin motorcycles in India in November last year. The company received an overwhelming response for the motorcycles particularly for Interceptor 650. Royal Enfield garnered sales of 325 units for 650 Twins during the month of November 2018. With continuous demand from the market, the Chennai-based bike maker has clocked sales of 629 units in December 2018, according to the report from Auto Punditz. The new 650 Twins have become the best-selling twin cylinder motorcycles in the country. As bookings for 650 Twin pouring in full swing, the deliveries for the motorcycles are sold out till March 2019. Some of the dealers are mentioning deliveries for the month of April 2019. Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Launched | Price in India Starts From Rs 2.5 Lakh.
As far as the prices go, the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 motorcycle is priced from Rs 2.50 lakh (ex-showroom), which is offered in several exciting shades - Baker Express (White & Red) and Ravishing Red (Red and Black), Mark Three, Orange Crush, Glitter & Dust and Silver Spectre. On the other hand, the Continental GT 650 starts from a price tag of Rs. 2.75 lakhs for the metallic colours of Black Magic and Ventura Blue. Moreover, the other two colour versions - Dr Mayhem (grey and black) and Ice Queen (white and grey) are priced at Rs.3.13 lakhs (ex-showroom).
Talking about the motorcycles, the Interceptor 650 takes inspiration from the iconic 60's Interceptor which represents sun-soaked California beach lifestyle. The Continental GT 650 is based on the original Continental GT 250 motorcycle that represents British cafe racing model of 50s and 60s.
On the specification front, both the motorcycles come powered by all-new 648cc, air/oil cooled parallel twin fuel injected engine that is tuned to make 47HP @ 7250 rpm against peak torque of 52Nm @ 5250 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox for effortless gear shifts. The motorcycles ride on 18-inch wheels fitted with Pirelli tyres. The Interceptor 650 gets 13.4-litre fuel tank whereas Continental GT 650 is fitted with 12.5-litre fuel tank. Another highlight of the bikes is that they are equipped with Anti-lock Braking System as a standard.