Post its global introduction, Continental GT & Interceptor 650 launch date in India is 14 November ie tomorrow. Bookings are already on…
At 2017’s EICMA, Royal Enfield took wraps off two of their most ambitious motorcycles and as were the speculations they were indeed called as Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. Fast forward to 2018 and the company recently conducted their media rides in California also announcing surprise price tags in USA.
After a long wait, the 650 Twins will be officially launched in India on 14 November ie tomorrow! Many dealerships have already commenced bookings of the twins at an advance payment of Rs 5000 and they are promising deliveries by December this year.
Here is a quick summary of both the motorcycles…
Royal Enfield used to make ‘Interceptors’ back in the 60s for the American market and they have lifted the name right up from there. It is a retro classic roadster which resembles the Triumph Bonneville and looks beautiful. Here are some quick bits and features of the new-age Interceptor…
- Sports a steel-tube cradle chassis
- Raised and wide handlebars
- Pirelli tyres – both 18 inchers
- Continues with twin shock absorbers
- Front and rear disc brakes with ABS.
- It has a ground clearance of 174 mm.
- Seat height of 804 mm
- It will also come shod with a new 6-speed gearbox which RE says, has been specifically developed for both these (Int 650 and CGT 650) motorcycles.
- It also gets slipper and Assist clutch – a first for a Royal Enfield motorcycle.
The Interceptor 650 will be offered in Orange Crush, Ravishing Red and Silver Spectre colour options. Here is an interesting related article…
Continental GT 650
- Finally a cafe racer from Royal Enfield which can do a ton (100 mph/160 kmph)! It is the elder sibling of the single cylinder 535 cc CGT which has been discontinued.
- It shares the chassis and engine with the Interceptor 650.
- However, it is more aggressive with a forward-biased seating posture, low-set clip-ons and rear-set footpegs – basically an ergonomically different version of the Interceptor!
- In its conventional form, it gets a single seat. The final commercial version will come with double-seat either standard or optional.
The Continental GT 650 gets three colour options – Ice Queen, Sea Nymph and Black Magic. All the colours (for both the motorcycles) are pictured on this page.
Both these motorcycles sport the new 648 cc parallel twin 47 bhp/52 Nm engine details of which we have shared here.
Royal Enfield will also be offering new gear, apparel and accessories for both these motorcycles. So, what prices are you expecting the twins at…?