A few days ago, Royal Enfield launched its two new bikes named the Interceptor GT 650 and the Continental GT 650 in Italy at the EICMA motorcycle show. Now, the two bikes arrive in India. On Sunday, at the annual rider mania 2017, the Royal Enfield unveiled these two bikes.
The interceptor GT 650 and the continental GT 650 have the same engine. Both, the Interceptor GT 650 and the Continental GT 650 come with a 650cc engine. To enhance the bike performance, it comes with the air-cooled technology and oil cooler technology. As per the report, it will deliver 47PS of power at 7,100 rpm and 52 nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The two bikes have the six-speed gearbox which is specially designed for the bikes. Providing the perfect character of the Royal Enfield, the engine gives the strong low and mid-range performance.
The special engine has been developed by the Royal Enfield’s UK Technology Center and Harris Performance. The engine has developed to give fine-tuned for better agility to handle different terrains and speeds.
Royal Enfield CEO and MD Siddharth Lal, while unveiling the interceptor GT 650 and the continental GT 650 said, “Both the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 will be very accessible motorcycles in India in terms of both pricing and maintenance.”
He further stated that the company wants to upgrade their 2.5 million customers in India who wants more from the Royal Enfield
The new motorcycles will be available in the showrooms by March or April. While the actual price has not revealed yet, but Lal has given a hint that it may price between Rs 3 lakh and 3.5 lakh.
Elaborating the significance of these two bikes Lal said, “Royal Enfield aims to lead and expand the mid-weight (250-750 cc) motorcycle segment globally. The Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 650 and Continental GT 650 will help grow this segment.” He added, “While for our large customer base in India, the new 650 twins will be a compelling upgrade, we believe it will attract customers from other developing markets in SouthEast Asia and Latin America to graduate to the middleweight segment.”