The waiting period of Royal Enfield 650 Twins has gone up to 6 months. The brand will soon double the production speed and capacity of the Twins.
Royal Enfield 650 Twins were launched in India in November 2018. The most premium motorcycles from the brand are actually a huge success in the Indian market.
At the time of the launch, the waiting period announced was 3 months. However, based on our dealership sources, the period has increase up to 6 months. If you book one of the 650 Twins now, you will have to wait till July-August.
Moneycontrol reports that the waiting period for the bikes will soon be reduced. Royal Enfield has confirmed that it will soon double the production speed and capacity of the 650 Twins.
For the month of January 2019, Royal Enfield sold 629 units of the 650 Twins. For the first month, it was below 500 units. In the first month, the bikes were manufactured for dealership displays and test rides.
Prior to the launch of these bikes, the workers of RE had observed protests. This affected its production as well as manufacturing speed. The whole disruption has now been settled, which will fasten the production.
Siddhartha Lal, MD of Royal Enfield, stated that currently, 2500 units of Royal Enfield 650 Twins are produced every month. By the end of March, the production will be doubled to 4,500-5,000 units a month.
Meanwhile, the exports to Australia, Brazil, Thailand and other countries have already started. Because of increasing export demand and ramp-up in the output, the waiting period has further increased.
Royal Enfield 650 Twins include the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. Interceptor 650 is a Classic old-style roadster, while the GT 650 is a modern cafe-racer.
The Interceptor 650 is priced from Rs 2.5 Lakhs to Rs 2.7 Lakhs. GT 650 is the higher priced of them, starting from Rs 2.65 Lakhs to Rs 2.85 Lakhs (prices ex-showroom). Currently, they are the cheapest twin-cylinder engine bikes in India.
The 650 Twins draw power from a twin-cylinder air-cooled 648cc engine, that delivers 47 BHP and 52 Nm of torque. The motor comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
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