Royal Enfield launched the highly-awaited Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650 in India last month. GT 650 is a cafe racer while Interceptor is the old-school Classic Roadster with some modern fits and finishes.
The 650 Twins are amongst the cheapest twin-cylinder motorcycles in India. As of now, both are the most powerful bikes in RE’s production cycle.
The bookings for both the motorcycles started way long in October end. If you do the booking right now, expect a minimum waiting period of 2 months and more. That too depends on the colour that you choose.
There are some differences between both the bikes like a different handlebar, riding position and foot peg. Rest of the mechanicals remain the same between both.
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 – Launch Date
|Launch Date||14th November|
The cafe racer has been launched in American and European countries. On 14th November, the 650 Twins are making a debut in the Indian market.
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 – Price In India
|Price (ex-showroom)||Rs 3.5 Lakhs|
It is speculated that it will cost between Rs 3.5 Lakhs. The pricing is estimated mainly because of the added twin parallel engine and ABS feature. Also, its predecessor, GT 535, is priced starting from Rs 2.05 Lakh.
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 – Engine Specifications
|Fuel Tank Capacity||12.5 litres|
Locally, it is produced at the Chennai Plant of the company. The 648cc parallel twin engine will produce 47PS worth power and 53 Nm worth of torque and will be mated to a six-speed gearbox. The estimated mileage is of the motorcycle will be around 30 kmpl with a fuel capacity of 12.5 Litres. GT 650 gets exciting Dual exhaust mufflers. The gearbox gets slip/assist clutch offering smoother riding.
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 – Mileage
|Fuel Tank Capacity||12.5 Litres|
|Reserve Fuel Capacity||2 Litres|
|Riding Range||430 Kms|
The GT 650 is estimated to give a mileage figure of around 25 KMPL. It comes with a fuel tank capacity of 12.5 Litres, giving us an estimated riding range of around 280 kms. The too speed is estimated to be around 160 km/hr.
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 – Features
Features onboard would include:
- Sculpted Tank
- Clip-on handlebars
- Front and Rear Disc Brakes with dual-channel ABS
- Twin Pod Speedometer
- Single Person Seat
- Upswept Twin Exhaust
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 – Dimensions
|Kerb Weight||199 kgs|
|Ground Clearance||174 mm|
|Seat Height||790 mm|
The Cafe racer measures 2122 mm in length, 744 mm in width and 1024 mm in height. It gets a wheelbase of 1100 mm and a ground clearance of 174 mm. It weighs around 199 kgs.
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 – Brakes And Suspension
Steel Tubular Double Cradle Frame
Front Fork Travel
Twin coil-over shocks
320 mm disc with ABS
240 mm disc with ABS
For better comfort, it will come with gas-charged twin shock absorbers in the rear and Front Fork travel suspensions in the front. For braking, it has front and rear disc brakes, with ABS.
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 – Design
The design is based on proper old school bikes. Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 defines it muscularity with sporty and macho looks. They will sport the Roadster and Cafe Racer design and styling, which is rarely found in India. Royal Enfield has assured that these bikes will have a top-notch fit and finish and a lot of thought and work has gone into the quality as well. The bikes will be available in four colours – Staunchy Blue, Chrome, Icy White and Black Magic. It weighs around 199 KG.
Also Read: Best Cruiser Bikes In India under INR 2 Lakh
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 – Variant
It will be available only in 1 variant.
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 – Colors
The Continental GT 650 comes in the following colour options:
- Ice Queen
- Sea Nymph
- Black Magic
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 – Competition
Given the decent pricing, the bike’s main competitor will be Harley Davidson Street 750. Priced much lower than that, it can take on Street 750 because of similar specs sparing the engine. Being a type of cruiser bike, it falls off against the other bikes in the same price range. Royal Enfield GT 650 has been launched globally and is bound for India this year. According to some reports, the bike will hit the Indian roads anytime after April 2018.
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 – Specification Sheet
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650
|Launch Date||14th November 2018|
|Price||Rs 3.5 Lakhs|
Twin-pod speedometer, Clip-On Handlebars, and top-class suspension
Front and rear disc brakes with dual-channel ABS
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