The Royal Enfield 650 Twins were launched in the last week of September in California, USA. For sure, the Twins are launching in India, but an exact launch date is not out yet. However, we have exclusive launch details of the Twins. As per our sources, the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 are going to launch in India by mid-week November. While Interceptor is a street bike, the GT is a cafe racer. You can read more about the bikes here.
The 650 Twins, now are the most powerful offerings from Royal Enfield. Earlier, it was the Continental GT 535, which is now discontinued. Just after the global launch, RE confirmed that it would launch before year-end. Now, we have the launch time of the Royal Enfield 650 Twins in India.
The Twins come with the same 648cc parallel-twin cylinder engine. This engine produces 47 HP and 53 Nm of torque. The engine works out with a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch. Currently, these are the only RE bikes that get parallel-twin engines.
The RE 650 Twins record a high speed of 160 km/hr. RE claims that the Twins will deliver a mileage figure of around 25.5 kmpl. The Interceptor is a bit bigger and heavier than the GT 650. For braking, the bikes use front and rear disc brake paired with dual-channel ABS setup.
If you keep both the bikes side by side, you can hardly notice any difference. The only difference seen is in the footpegs, seating arrangement, fuel tank and the height of the handlebar. While Interceptor gets a single long seat as standard fitment, the GT 650 gets it as optional.
Another distinction between the Royal Enfield 650 Twins is the riding style. The Continental GT 650 gets a dedicated seating position, whereas the Interceptor gets a bit relaxed seating position. The main reason is that the GT 650 gets a race-styled clip-on handlebar, rear set footpegs and high set fuel tank.
The global prices of Royal Enfield 650 Twins are out. The Interceptor 650 ranges from 5999 USD to 6499 USD. The Continental GT 650 retails at 6249 USD and goes up to 6749 USD. The Indian prices are not out yet. However, we believe that the Interceptor might retail for Rs 3 Lakhs and the GT might go for Rs 3.5 Lakhs.
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