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.
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