Royal Enfield 650 Twins are being rolled out to low-volume markets like Australia to check for response and reliability. The upcoming Interceptor INT 650 and the Continental GT 650 are likely to launch in India in September.
Royal Enfield is the fastest growing two-wheeler brand in the world. According to a report from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Royal Enfield inaugurated its second direct distribution subsidiary outside India, in Brazil. Brazil is the fourth largest two-wheeler market in the world. Such an ambitious company’s latest models have failed considerably though. The Continental GT 535 has been discontinued officially. The Himalayan sales took a huge dip due to questionable reliability. The Bullet and Thunderbird still clocking more units than their younger siblings. Is this why Royal Enfield is doing a soft launch in a low-volume market like Australia to check the 650 twin’s worth? Let’s take a look.
Upcoming RE 650 Twin – Launch Date
Royal Enfield has showcased the upcoming 650 Twin at their dealerships across Australia. The dealerships are also quoting a tentative pricing for the two motorcycles. Royal Enfield plans to soft-launch the bikes there to check for customer response and issues if any. The RE 650 Twin India launch will likely take place in September.
Upcoming RE 650 Twin – Launch Price
As we mentioned before, RE’s Australian dealerships are giving out tentative prices. The prices mentioned in the Australian dealerships are AUD 10,000 (INR 5 lakh) for the Interceptor 650. The Continental GT 650 commands a slightly premium pricing at AUD 10,400 (INR 5.24 lakh). Upon launch in India, both the 650 twins price range will start under INR 3 lakh. Several optional accessories will be available for both 650 twins at the time of launch. These new accessories will help you customise your next parallel-twin 650 according to your taste and style.
Upcoming RE 650 Twin – Engine & Mileage
The Upcoming RE 650 Twin will be powered by an all-new, twin-cylinder 648cc SOHC 4-valve unit. The engine makes a healthy 47 PS at 7,100 rpm and 52 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The engine works in tandem with an all-new 6-speed transmission with a slip-assist clutch. It features an oil-cooler, apart from the fins for air cooling and fuel injection. The engine comes with a 270 degree crank with a balancer shaft to smoothen out vibrations. The 650cc engine will deliver around 20-25 kmpl in real-time usage.
Upcoming RE 650 Twin – Cycle Parts
Doing its duty on the Upcoming RE 650 Twin motorcycles are 41mm telescopic shocks at the front and a pair of twin gas-charged shocks at the rear. The bikes use 18-inch spoked wheels with Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp tyres. Stopping power comes from a 320mm front and 240 mm rear disc brake with single-channel ABS active only on the front wheel.
Stay tuned for more info on upcoming Royal Enfield bikes in India.