Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Debuts at EICMA 2017

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Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Unveiled at EICMA 2017, India Launch Next Year

Well, the wait is over! Ladies and gentlemen, the motorcycle you see on this page here is the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 that every RE aficionado has been eagerly waiting for. The new motorcycle was put on display at the EICMA 2017 today. It will launch first in the European market in April 2018. Subsequently, it will launch in many markets across the globe. The India launch of the 650cc Conti GT should happen by July 2018. It will have a price tag of around Rs 3 lakh. The new 2017 Royal Enfield Continental GT made its debut alongside the India-bound Interceptor 650 motorcycle. It is powered by the company’s new 650cc twin-cylinder engine.royal enfield continental gt 650 images

The new 650cc RE Continental GT will make its India debut at the Auto Expo 2018. Speaking on the occasion of unveiling of the new Continental GT 650, Royal Enfield said, “The new Continental GT 650 Twin is an evolution of the Continental GT 535, which in turn, was an evolution of the Continental GT 250 – the original Royal Enfield British café racer. Powered by the all-new 650 Twin, it looks every bit like its predecessor and performs even better.”

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Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Price in India

Price (expected) Rs 3 Lakh (ex-showroom)

The new 650cc version of the RE’s cafe racer will launch in several countries across the globe. Of course, India will be among the first few markets to get this bike. In a highly price sensitive market like India, where the selling price plays a huge role in the buying decision, it gets really important for companies to have an ultra-competitive price. Prices are likely to be kept around the Rs 3 lakh mark.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Launch Date

Launch Date (expected) Mid-2018

It is said that production of the new motorcycle is about to start. The 650cc Interceptor has just made its public debut at EICMA 2017 and will first go on sale in Europe. Subsequently, the Continental GT 650 will also launch in India, where it is likely to come around by May next year. Royal Enfield has promised its fans that the new 650cc cafe racer will launch in all the markets where RE has a presence by June next year. The new motorcycle will make its India debut at the Auto Expo 2018.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Images

Talking about the performance of the new Royal Enfield Continental GT 650, RE said,” It takes more than good looks to carve through a corner. The design and development team applied its many years of accumulated know-how while setting key parameters like steering rake, ground clearance, and lean angle, to create the perfect ride for this sports inspired café-racer.”

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Specifications

Engine 650cc Liquid-Cooled
Layout Parallel Twin
Maximum Power 47 PS at 7,000 RPM
Peak Torque 52 Nm at 4,000 RPM
Transmission 6-Speed, Manual Transmission

The new Conti GT 650 gets a new 650cc parallel-twin engine that looks a lot like another RE parallel twin of the yore. That said, the new motor is a thoroughly modern unit and offers a peak power of 47 PS at 7,000 RPM along with a max torque of 52 Nm at 4,000 RPM. The motor comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and has a SOHC head. The oil-cooler for the engine features a small radiator that is mounted on the double-cradle chassis. The new motorcycle weighs 200 KGs.

Talking about the performance of the new Royal Enfield Continental GT 650, RE said,” It takes more than good looks to carve through a corner. The design and development team applied its many years of accumulated know-how while setting key parameters like steering rake, ground clearance, and lean angle, to create the perfect ride for this sports inspired café-racer.”

So, are you waiting for the launch of the new Royal Enfield Continental GT 650? Share your views with us by penning them down in the comments section below. Stay tuned to Carblogindia for latest news on cars and motorcycles relevant to Indian market.

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  1. […] The cat is out of the bag, finally! The highly anticipated Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 has been unveiled at the EICMA 2017. The oldest motorcycle manufacturing company will now launch the new 650cc offering in several markets across the world, including India. Powering the new Interceptor 650 is powered by the company’s new 650cc twin-cylinder engine. The new motor has a SOHC head and outputs a maximum power of 47 PS along with a peak torque of 52 Nm. The new motorcycle debuts alongside the new Continental GT 650. […]

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