Royal Enfield 650 Twins are standing strong with sales units over 2,000 units in April 2019. Soon, their prices might be hiked by a considerable margin.
Royal Enfield 650 Twins have received a much overwhelming response in the Indian market. In the first month itself, more than 1000 units of the bike were sold, and now it has reached up to 2,000 units.
Reports suggest that the prices of Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 will soon be hiked by up to Rs 20,000. The exact reason is unknown, but new colour options might also be offered with the price hike.
Currently, the Interceptor is priced starting from Rs 2.50 Lakhs going up to Rs 2.70 Lakhs. The GT 650 goes for Rs 2.65 Lakhs to Rs 2.85 Lakhs (ex-showroom prices).
Meanwhile, the waiting period for the Royal Enfield 650 Twins is also running high. Last that we reported in April, it was still facing 3-5 months waiting, depending upon different cities.
Launched back in November 2018, the deliveries of the Twins began in February 2019. Increasing exports and recent workers’ strike at RE’s Tamil Nadu plant has slowed down the production process.
Unfortunately, Royal Enfield has been experiencing dwindling sales for the past few months now. The sales of Classic 350 and Bullet 350 have severely gone down, while the 650 Twins are still going positive.
The 650 Twins use a 648cc air-cooled parallel-twin cylinder engine, that delivers 47 BHP and 52 Nm of peak torque. The torquey motor comes mated to a 6-speed transmission.
Soon, Royal Enfield will also offer additional accessories on the 650 Twins like new saddle bags, customization options and most importantly, alloy wheels. Only Thunderbird X series gets alloy wheels, officially.
The Interceptor 650 is a classic roadster, whereas the GT 650 is an old-school cafe racer. The former is more popular in India, primarily because it is cheaper and offers a relaxed riding posture.
As such there is no twin-cylinder powerful cruiser or roadster priced near the Royal Enfield 650 Twins, but it still goes against KTM Duke 390, BMW G 310 R and Honda CB300R.