Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 launched in India at Rs 2.50 lakh, Continental GT 650 at Rs 2.65 lakh
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 has been launched in India at Rs 2.50 lakh, while the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 has been priced at Rs 2.65 lakh. Both prices at ex-showroom India. bookings for the Royal Enfield Twins had begun sometime ago. Earlier we had said that the price is Rs 2.34 lakh ex-showroom for the Interceptor 650 and Rs 2.49 lakh for the Continental GT 650, and those are applicable in certain states only. This was done to ensure a sub Rs 3 lakh on-road price, says Royal Enfield.
The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650 were first revealed globally at EICMA 2017, but by now we have spent quite some time on the saddle with both bikes. The highlight of the two motorcycles is the new 650cc parallel twin engine developed by Royal Enfield.
The fuel-injected, air/oil-cooled 650cc parallel twin motor produces 47PS at 7,100rpm and 52Nm at 4,000rpm and is mated to a six-speed gearbox. The motorcycles also get a slip-assist clutch. The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Twin draws inspiration from the yesteryear Royal Enfield Interceptor and it looks in line with the modern classics seen from other manufacturers.
The Continental GT 650 Twin, on the other hand, is an ode to the café racer culture that was dominant a few years ago. Royal Enfield has stated that there are no shared parts between the new Continental GT 650 and the current Continental GT with the 535cc, single cylinder engine. Both motorcycles employ a double cradle, steel tubular frame as well as 41mm front forks and twin, coil over shocks at the rear. The wheelbase at 1,400mm, ground clearance at 174mm, and length at 2,122mm is also identical. The Continental GT 650 Twin, however, is slightly shorter than the Interceptor 650 Twin. Braking duties, on both motorcycles, are handled by a 320mm disc at the front and a 240mm disc at the rear. ABS is standard on both motorcycles.
Royal Enfield has already revealed the international prices of the 2018 Continental GT and the Interceptor 650. The base price of the Continental GT 650 is USD 5,999 that makes it equivalent to Rs 4.4 lakh while that of the Interceptor 650 is USD 5,799 that makes it roughly Rs 4.2 lakh. And that we believe is a mind-blowing price for these motorcycles. The prices mentioned here are the base prices of both the bikes. For custom colours and that sweet chrome treatment, you have to shell out extra.
The Royal Enfield Twins have been priced competitively. Bookings open tomorrow and test rides will be available in 120 cities shortly. Test rides are also available at RiderMania 2018. Deliveries will start end-November for some places. Major volume of deliveries will settle by January 2019.
Also see: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 | First Ride
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