Royal Enfield 650 cc twins launched at Rs 2.50 lakh


A year after unveiling the new 650 cc motorcycles in Italy, Royal Enfield has introduced them to the market, with prices starting at Rs 2.50 lakh ex-showroom, Pan India.

Variant Price (ex-showroom)
Interceptor INT 650 Standard Rs 2,50,000
Interceptor INT 650 Custom Rs 2,57,500
Interceptor INT 650 Chrome Rs 2,70,000
Continental GT Standard Rs 2,65,000
Continental GT Custom Rs 2,72,500
Continental GT Chrome Rs 2,85,000

The bikes are jointly developed by teams both in India and the company’s technical centre at Bruntingthorpe in the UK. Components manufacturer Harris Performance has also helped with the chassis development.


Both the cafe racer and roadster bikes are powered by a 648 cc parallel-twin air-oil cooled engine, developing 47 bhp @ 7,250 rpm and 52 Nm of torque @ 5,250 rpm. Apparently, 80% of the peak 52 Nm torque is delivered at 2,500 rpm. The engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox which gets a slip-assist clutch.


As for the suspension, the front 41 mm fork has 110 mm travel, while the rear twin coil-over shocks get a 5-stage pre-load adjustment. Braking duties are handled by discs measuring 320 mm at the front and 240 mm at the rear, grabbed by ByBre twin-piston calipers. Bosch dual-channel ABS is standard.

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