Royal Enfield has finally launched the highly anticipated Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650 Twins in California, which happens to be the first global market to get the biggest ever motorcycle from Eicher Motors owned Royal Enfield. The global media ride is happening right now and News18.com is riding the newest and biggest motorcycle duo from the house of Royal Enfield. The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 starts at $5799, while the Continental 650 GT starts at $5999.
Here's the variant wise pricing of the Royal Enfield 650 Twins-
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Standard Version - $5799
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Custom Version - $5999
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Chrome Version - $6499
Royal Enfield Continental 650 GT Standard Version - $5999
Royal Enfield Continental 650 GT Custom Version - $6249
Royal Enfield Continental 650 GT Chrome Version - $6799
Royal Enfield 650 Twins pricing. (Image: Royal Enfield)
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 ABS is priced at $5500 in the U.S. and the Interceptor 650 starts at $5799. For comparison, the Royal Enfield Classic 500 ABS starts at Rs 2 Lakh in India. So it is expected that the base Interceptor 650 could start at Rs 2.5 Lakh.
The Royal Enfield 650 Twins are powered by the biggest and most powerful engine built by the Indian motorcycle manufacturer after becoming an Indian brand. The 648 cc engine is capable to produce 47 horsepower and 52 Nm of torque and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The duo is said to have a mileage of 25.5 kmpl as per World Motorcycle Test Cycle (WMTC).
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650. (Image: Manav Sinha/ News18.com)
Both the motorcycles will have ByBre (by Brembo) twin piston callipers on disc brakes on both the wheels, dual channel ABS, a 130 section rear tyre, 36 spoke aluminum alloy rims, slipper clutch, a kerb weight of 202 kg, ground clearance of 174 mm, and a steel tubular frame.
Both the Continental GT 650 and the Interceptor INT 650 will be available in a variety of colorways and two distinct styles - Standard and Retro Custom. While the Standard range of colorways take inspiration from the motorcycles of the 50’s and 60’s, the Retro Custom range is a bolder version of graphics and colors.