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Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 To Launch In India Tomorrow - All You Need To Know

The twin motorcycles are powered by the first modern Royal Enfield 650 twin engine.

Ayushmann Chawla | News18.comAyushmannChawla

Updated:November 13, 2018, 9:58 AM IST
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 To Launch In India Tomorrow - All You Need To Know
Royal Enfield 650 Twins. (Image: Manav Sinha/ News18.com)

Royal Enfield recently launched the highly anticipated Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650 Twins in California and now at the Rider Mania 2018 the company is all set to launch its newest and biggest motorcycle duo in India on November 14. Both the bikes will be available in three versions – standard version, custom version and chrome version. In the US, the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 starts at $5799, while the Continental 650 GT starts at $5999. 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) Royal Enfield Interceptor 650. (Image: Manav Sinha/ News18.com)

With its classic tear-drop shaped fuel-tank, quilted twin-seat and distinctive wide braced handlebars, the Interceptor 650 looks every bit the Roadster that it is and Continental GT 650 shares its engine, chassis and running parts with its twin, the Interceptor 650 while offering completely different ergonomics and style. The upswept exhaust and rear-set footrests give the motorcycle plenty of lean angles, essential for any true cafe racer. The single seat, sculpted tank, and clip-on bars complete the authentic look.

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. The claimed top speed for both the motorcycle is over 160kph. The Interceptor 650 gets a 13.7-litre fuel tank while the Continental GT gets a 12.5-litre capacity.

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| Edited by: Ayushmann Chawla
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