- The software update will be installed on the motorcycle manufactured between November 2018 and May 2019
- The software update is approved by ARAI and will be pre-installed in the 650 Twins manufactured in June
- Both the motorcycles are powered by a 648 cc parallel twin motor
- Royal Enfield is also planning to introduce a touring kit for the 650 Twins
Royal Enfield - the homegrown motorcycle manufacturer is planning to invite the 650 Twins Owners for a software update. The software update will be installed in the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 manufactured between the period of November 2018 to May 2019. It is expected to take around ten minutes to get the update installed in the motorcycle. The software update is ARAI approved and will be pre-installed in the 650 Twins manufactured in the month of June.
We recently reported that the flagship steeds of Royale Enfield became the most sold middle-weight motorcycle in India. Both the motorcycles carry a modern-classic design, fantastic parallel-twin engine, true riding experience and aggressive pricing. All these elements have made the 650 twins to sell like hotcakes and wrecked the sales charts. Many motorcycle enthusiasts have poured in appreciation for both the bikes from around the world.
For the update, the 650 twins are powered by a parallel-twin 648 cc air-oil cooled motor. The motor churns out 47 bhp of max power at 7,100 rpm and 52 Nm of max torque at 4,000 rpm. The engine is mated to an all-new 6-speed gearbox which is super slick. Its exhaust note is more like a deep and bassy rumble instead of a thump, all thanks to the 270-degree firing order. The 650 twins feel super smooth and punchy across the rev-range. Both the motorcycles sail on 18-inchers at both front and back shod with Pirelli Phantom SportComp rubber. Anchoring department packs a 320 mm disc at the front and a 240 mm disc at the rear, with a dual-channel ABS unit.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 currently retails at Rs 2.43 lakh and Rs 2.58 lakh, respectively. But as reported earlier, the homegrown brand is expected to increase the price of both the motorcycles. Royal Enfield will also introduce a touring kit for the 650 Twins. Key rivals of 650 Twins include 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 - Gaadiwaadi