Anniversary Edition 650 Twins command a premium of over Rs 1 Lakh than standard versions. So much money for some cosmetic changes…?
Royal Enfield says that it has been creating iconic motorcycles since 1901. In this year of 2021, it is celebrating its 120th Anniversary in the industry. To commemorate this milestone the company unveiled Anniversary Limited Edition 650 twins – Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650 at the EICMA 2021.
It said that only 480 units have been planned for production. It put 60 units of the Continental GT 650 and 60 units of Interceptor 650, totaling 120 units, on sale on 6th of December in India. And in a follow up, it has announced that all 120 units were sold out in under 120 seconds (2-minutes) despite the motorcycles coming at a premium that standard variants.
The limited-run special anniversary editions feature a black chrome paint scheme, handcrafted brass tank badges, gold-coloured motifs & pinstripes, brown seat and blacked-out parts. Mechanically the bikes are similar to their standard models other than getting dark themed accessories and 5-year warranty.
The 120th Anniversary Edition twins asked a hefty premium over their standard counterparts.
The Limited Edition Continental GT 650 was priced at Rs. 4.80 Lakhs (standard variant costs Rs 3.44 Lakh – Rs. 3.68 Lakh) and Limited Edition Interceptor 650 commanded a tag of Rs. 4.8 Lakh (standard variant prices between Rs. 3.26 Lakh to Rs. 3.50 Lakh). All prices mentioned on road in Chennai.