Royal Enfield Interceptor and GT 650 Get New Suspension Upgrades – Report

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The first delivery lot of Royal Enfield Interceptor and GT650 are being offered a free suspension upgrade. There is no official notification from the manufacturer till now.

Royal Enfield has issued its first voluntary upgrade for its recently launched 650 Twins. The first delivery lot bikes do not get the built-in rubber in the rear suspension setup.

The owners can have the rear suspension changed free of cost from their nearest dealerships. Royal Enfield has not sent out official notifications to the buyers of the affected bike till now.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Royal Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 use conventional telescopic forks at the front and twin gas charged shock absorbers at the back.

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Even now, the waiting period is going up to 3-4 months for the 650 Twins. The bikes were launched back in November 2018. Interceptor is the better selling of the two, primarily because of its relaxed sitting posture.

The manufacturer is expanding its markets for the 650 Twins. Many units from the lot are exported to the South Asian countries like Thailand, Vietnam, etc every month.

The 650 Twins use a 648cc air-cooled twin-cylinder engine, that delivers 47 BHP and 52 Nm of peak torque. Like a typical old-school bike, the engine is torque, low on the power figures. The motor comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.

For the past few months, the monthly sales figures for Royal Enfield have been declining. Its most popular model, Classic 350 is also experiencing lower sales volume every month.

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However, Royal Enfield Interceptor and GT 650 are maintaining their positive growth every month. The Twins managed to report more than 1500 units of sale per month.

Both the models are also going to receive a new list of official accessories, including optional alloy wheels, saddle bags and much more.

The Interceptor is priced starting at Rs 2.5 Lakhs, up to Rs 2.7 Lakhs. The GT 650 is priced higher, from Rs 2.65 Lakhs to 2.85 Lakhs (ex-showroom prices).