Yet again, the Royal Enfield 650 Twins have managed to beat its segment rivals. Also, it shows the highest growth percentage in the entire RE lineup.
The month of April was good for Royal Enfield, as its flagship 650 Twins continue to report positive sales. RE sold around 2,100 units of both the bikes in the previous month, seeing a 24% monthly rise.
The Royal Enfield 650 Twins go against the likes of KTM Duke 390, TVS Apache RR310, BMW G 310 R, Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Honda CB300R. The Twins have reported more sales than all of them combined.
Launched back in November 2018, the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 have received an overwhelming response. That’s quite evident from the booking numbers and waiting period of the bikes.
Currently, the waiting period for Royal Enfield 650 Twins is up to September 2019. The deliveries have commenced across the country. Some key reasons for the delay include an high export demand and recent workers’ strike at their plant.
Royal Enfield is entering the South East Asian market soon, with operations starting in Thailand. The manufacturer is already established in the US and European markets.
Both the bikes use a 648cc air-cooled twin-cylinder engine, that delivers 47 BHP and 52 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The power figures are the highest that you can get in this segment.
While the Interceptor 650 is a classic roadster, the Continental GT 650 is a modern cafe racer. That’s why, the GT is equipped with clip-on handlebars instead of raised handlebars. The fuel tank design is also different in both the bikes.
The Interceptor 650 is priced from Rs 2.5 Lakhs to Rs 2.70 Lakhs, depending on the colour option chosen. The GT 650 starts off at Rs 2.65 Lakhs going up to Rs 2.85 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi prices).
The 650 Twins undercut Kawasaki Ninja 300 and BMW G 310 R, by a considerable margin. However, along with the Twins, Ninja 300 is the only other bike to offer a twin-cylinder engine.