The Royal Enfield 650 Twins have crossed the 5000-sales unit mark in India. Interceptor and GT 650 were launched back in November 2018.
Royal Enfield launched the highly popular Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 in India, last year. Five months after, the 650 Twins have finally made more than 5000 units of sale.
For the month of March 2019, Royal Enfield sold 1700 units of the duo. In February, the figures stood at 1445 units. Most of the monthly reports have stated sales above 1000 units.
Such is the overwhelming response, that the 650 Twins are facing a waiting period of up to 5 months. Even at the time of the launch, the waiting period was high.
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The deliveries for the Twins started recently. However, the process has been further delayed, taking the waiting period up. The possible reasons include the recent RE workers strike and large numbers allocated for export.
Company officials have confirmed that soon the production quantity of the Twins will be increased from 2500 units monthly to 4000-4500 units.
Dealerships confirm that the Interceptor 650 is the better selling of the both. While the GT 650 is a cafe-racer with crouched riding position, the Interceptor is a Classic Roadster.
The 650 Twins use a 648cc air-cooled parallel-twin cylinder engine, that pumps out 47 BHP and 52 Nm of peak torque. The motor comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox with wet multi-plate clutch.
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Suspension is handled by telescopic forks at the front and twin gas-charged shock absorbers at the back. Braking is handled by disc brakes at both the ends with dual-ABS setup with dual-ABS as standard fitment.
The Interceptor is priced starting from Rs 2.5 Lakhs to Rs 2.7 Lakhs. The GT 650 is a bit costlier, priced from Rs 2.65 Lakhs to Rs 2.85 Lakhs (prices ex-showroom).