The much awaited and most powerful Indian made motorcycles, the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 will be launched in India in mid-2018. The report also mentions that RE dealerships will start accepting bookings for the twins for a token amount of INR 5,000, starting April 2018. Expected to be priced between INR 3.25 lakh – INR 3.75 lakh, the new RE twins could go on to become the most affordable twin-cylinder middleweight motorcycles in the country.
The two motorcycles grabbed a lot of eyeballs and attention at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, where they were first unveiled. Their new engine is bolted on a new double cradle, steel tubular frame, and the Continental GT 650 and the Interceptor 650 share numerous parts including the 320mm discs at the front, 240mm discs at the rear, ABS (available as a standard feature), 41mm front forks and twin shocks at the rear. They are powered by a 8 valve, air/oil-cooled, 648cc parallel twin, producing 47bhp of power and 52Nm of torque. The engine is tuned for a strong low and mid-range performance, retaining the Royal Enfield character of accessible torque through the rev range. Also new to the RE twins is the six-speed gearbox, which is augmented by its ‘slip/assist’ clutch. They will be available in a variety of colours and styles, namely standard and retro custom.
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