Royal Enfield is riding high on the success of Interceptor and GT 650, as the sales of July 2019 show that over 4,400 units of the Twins have been sold.
While Royal Enfield is seeing a negative growth for the past few months, its flagship motorcycles, the 650 Twins are growing rapidly. For the month of July 2019, the sales of Interceptor and Continental GT 650 have crossed 4,400 mark.
FYI, the sales figure includes both export and import of the 650 Twins. Royal Enfield exports the bikes to the South East Asian countries, where it is also facing an overwhelming response.
The domestic sales still remain above the 2000-mark, at 2,225 units for July 2019. Exports went up to 2,238 units for the previous month. The total sales of the bikes are nearly 50-50% for the domestic and international markets.
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The Interceptor is priced from Rs 2.55 Lakhs up to Rs 2.75 Lakhs, whereas the GT 650 goes for Rs 2.70 Lakhs to Rs 2.90 Lakhs (ex-showroom). A 650cc twin-cylinder motorcycle under Rs 3 Lakhs makes it a good deal.
The Interceptor is an old-school roadster with relaxed ergonomics and an upright handlebar. The GT 650 is a retro cafe-racer with the slightly dedicated riding position and clip-on handlebars.
Both use the same 648cc air-cooled parallel twin-cylinder engine, that produces 47 BHP and 52 Nm of peak torque, with the engine running on a 6-speed gearbox. The power of the engine for a 650cc is a bit less, but there is ample torque on offer.
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Meanwhile, Royal Enfield has commenced testing of the BS-6 GT 650, as it was spied near its plant in Chennai. The only change that it came was with revised exhaust muffler with extensions. It is likely to get an updated engine only.
In other news, Royal Enfield has launched its most affordable model, the Bullet 350S. It gets some cosmetic differences and mainly looses out on some chrome detailing. The new variant starts at Rs 1.12 Lakhs (ex-showroom).