Royal Enfield Caught Changing Engine Specs of Upcoming 650 Twins

Continental GT & Interceptor 650 Torque figures have been altered…

Royal Enfield unveiled the all-new 650 cc parallel twin engine in November last year and they also revealed all the specs as well. The two motorcycles that will be powered by this motor, Continental GT 650 & Interceptor 650, were introduced few days later. It is the second all-new engine developed by the company after the 410 cc motor of the very infamous Himalayan (after a long time).

The 650 twins were scheduled for launch around April this year in a phased manner countrywide. However, to be on a safer side, RE added that they may get delayed and delayed they are! According to the latest information we have, the company is sorting production ramp up issues and the official introduction has been pushed to July-September 2018 quarter, if everything goes well (more details).

Continental GT & Interceptor 650 Torque

In the meantime, Royal Enfield has also been tinkering with the officially released specs of the engine. They have changed the earlier announced peak torque rpm of the motor from 4000 rpm to 5250 rpm now. Which means that the engine churns out (the same) 52 Nm of maximum torque at a higher 5250 rpm now. Power remains the same 47 bhp at 7100 rpm, as of now. Rest of the specs also appear to be similar/same.

Spec sheet shared in November 2017

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RE did not release the torque curve then and hence we can not really know how much torque did it churn out at 5250 rpm in the older tune but let’s hope there is no scarcity of torque at low revs.

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Current torque figures from the official website

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