Royal Enfield Interceptor 650cc: Unveiled in Australia, India launch after April: India’s one of the famous and leading mid-sized motorcycle manufacturer, Royal Enfield, has launched its new parallel twin powered 650cc motorcycles in Australia. The company already display together with the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 in the nation, though, the Royal Enfield 650cc bikes will be unveiled and launched firstly in the UK and other European markets.
At the same time as both the new Royal Enfield bikes are being manufactured at the company’s Chennai plant, and in India, the bike is reportedly going to launch on this April 2018.
The Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 actually introduced to Indian aficionados and fans at the Royal Enfield RIdermania in 2017, this one is the result of a global debut marked at the EICMA 2017.
This company, though, refused to offer an evaluation and estimation of their prices which can be suited in the Indian market.
Anyway, most of the Royal Enfield motorcycles can be seen in as both new bikes style or in the retro-styled models. Even as the Continental GT 650 is a cafe racer — almost alike to the existing single-cylinder Continental GT 535 — the Interceptor 650 which is said to be easy-to-ride and somehow regarded as the comfort bike likes the Triumph Bonneville.
These motorcycles are powered by an all-new 650cc, air-cooled, parallel-twin engine that delivers 47PS of power at 7,100rpm and a peak torque of 52Nm at 4,000rpm.
The fuel is injected in this motor also received an oil-cooler for improved and good performance and dual exhaust mufflers which indicates the true parallel twin harmony.
The bikes actually have some other features, which include the large 320mm front and a 240mm rear disc brake, adjustable gas charged rear shock absorbers, premium Pirelli tyres and antilock braking system (ABS).
Throughout the presentation of the bikes the CEO of Eicher Motors, Siddhartha Lal (who owns Royal Enfield), had declared that the gap between these new 650cc bikes and the 350cc bikes are very akin and this is what’s between a 150cc and RE’s 350cc motorcycles.
The forthcoming Royal Enfield bikes are not expected to cross the Rs 3.5 lakh price limit anyway, and even if it happens, still the bikes will be cheaper than their respective competitions comparatively.
Other twin-cylinder options can be obtainable in India which is consists of the Kawasaki Z650 and its siblings (Ninja 650 and Versys 650) that can hit the ex-showroom price tag of slightly over Rs 5 lakh whereas the Triumph’s modern classic begins at Rs 7.17 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Street Twin model.