25 Nov 2018: Bookings opened for Royal Enfield 650 twins: Details here
The long-awaited Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 have finally been made available at Royal Enfield showrooms across India, and bookings can be made for Rs. 5,000.
However, there's a catch - deliveries for the Interceptor won't begin till January end, while deliveries for the Continental GT are likely to begin in the first week of February.
Engine: The engine that powers the Royal Enfield 650 twins
In terms of engines, both the Interceptor and the Continental GT are powered by a new 648cc, counter-balanced, oil-cooled, parallel twin-cylinder engine that generates 47bhp at 7,250rpm, and 52Nm of peak torque at 5,250rpm.
Both the bikes are capable of reaching top speeds in excess of 160kmph, and come with 6-speed gearboxes with a slipper clutch.
Other details: Brakes, suspension, and other details
The twins also come with conventional 41 mm telescopic front forks for front suspension, and dual shock absorbers for rear suspension.
The twins also feature dual disc brakes - a 320mm disc at the front, and a 240mm disc at the rear.
In terms of fuel-carrying capacity, the Interceptor has a 13.7-liter fuel tank, slightly larger than the Continental GT's 12.5-liter fuel tank.
Pricing: How the Royal Enfield 650 twins have been priced
The twins are similar in terms of pricing too.
While the Interceptor 650 costs Rs. 2.5 lakh, the Continental GT 650 is priced slightly higher at Rs. 2.75 lakh (ex-showroom prices, Delhi).
Both the bikes will be assembled at Royal Enfield's Oradagam plant in Chennai, and will come with a variety of optional, additional gear including bike accessories, apparel, safety gear, and more.