As per a report, Royal Enfield - the homegrown motorcycle manufacturer might increase the prices of its flagship motorcycles - the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. As per the report, the price hike would be around Rs 20,000 on each variant of the motorcycles. For the update, there are three variants of the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650, namely - Standard, Custom and Chrome. There is no official communication from the brand about the expected price hike as of now.
Both the motorcycle are driving sales charts at a steady pace. The waiting period for both the motorcycle range between three to five months, depending on the variant you are looking for. The Royal Enfield 650 Twins were launched last year in the month of November. Both the motorcycles got the enthusiasts drooling as they are the most affordable motorcycles powered by a 650 CC parallel twin motor. With the expected price hike, the price range of the Interceptor 650 will now start from Rs 2.70 lakh up to Rs 2.90 lakh. Similarly, the price range of the Continental GT 650 which also happens to be the pricier one out of the lot will now start from Rs 2.85 lakh up to Rs 3.05 lakh (All prices,ex-showroom - Delhi).
For the update, both the motorcycles are powered by a parallel-twin 648 CC motor. The oil-cooled motor churns out 47 bhp of peak power at 7,100 rpm. And the rider has 52 NM of peak torque at service at as low as 4,000 rpm. This enhances the cruising capabilities of the motorcycle. Also, the 270-degree firing order provides the bike with a grunty rumble and the stress-free motor feels super smooth and punchy across the rev-range.
Royal Enfield has introduced the 650 Twins as global products and the built quality on both the motorcycle are at par with global standards. Both the motorcycles have received timeless classic design combined with modern performance. The 650 Twins are up against KTM Duke 390 ABS (Rs. 2.44 lakhs), Kawasaki Ninja 300 (Rs. 3.61 lakhs) and Harley Davidson Street 750 (Rs. 5.14 lakhs).
Source - Gaadiwadi