Royal Enfield has increased the prices of its flagship bike by a margin of approximately Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 5,700. The Continental GT 650 and the Interceptor 650 will now cost more with this price hike of around 2 per cent. While we revealed this to you in August itself, now the manufacturer has officially increased the prices. Check out the table below which gives full detail about the new prices of the bike compared to the old prices. All prices listed are ex-showroom, Delhi.
Model New Prices Old Prices Difference
Interceptor INT 650 Standard Rs. 2,55,622 Rs. 2,50,610 Rs. 5,012
Interceptor INT 650 Custom Rs. 2,63,271 Rs. 2,58,109 Rs. 5,162
Interceptor INT 650 Chrome Rs. 2,76,021 Rs. 2,70,609 Rs. 5,412
Continental GT 650 Standard Rs. 2,70,921 Rs. 2,65,609 Rs. 5,312
Continental GT 650 Custom Rs. 2,78,571 Rs. 2,73,109 Rs. 5,462
Continental GT 650 Chrome Rs. 2,91,321 Rs. 2,85,609 Rs 5,712
As seen in the table, the base colour option of the Interceptor gets a price hike of Rs. 5,012 while the chrome variant, which is also its most expensive colour option, gets a price hike of Rs. 5,412. The Continental GT 650, on the other hand, gets a hike of Rs. 5,312 hike on the base colour option while the top-end chrome colour option gets a price hike of Rs. 5,712. To let you know, Royal Enfield launched the 650 twins last year in November with the exact same prices that had been going on until now. In the coming time, the prices of the 650 twin are likely to increase even more when the engine will be upgraded to meet the BSVI norms.
Talking about the 650 Twins, both the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 are all-new bikes build completely from the grounds up. They are also the most powerful production bikes by Royal Enfield till date. They are powered by a newly developed 647cc, four-stroke twin-cylinder air-oil cooled engine that churns out 47 Bhp of peak power at 7,250 rpm and 52 Nm of peak torque at 5,250 rpm. The engine is paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox with a slipper clutch offered as standard. To let you know, the 650 Twins are the most powerful bikes in their price range and also in a few segments above.
The 647 cc twin cylinder engine is extremely refined and has been praised for its vibe free nature across most part of the rev range except the very top. This is among the reasons for its high sales as the behaviour of the engine is a far cry from other Enfield bikes in a good way. The engine also uses other technologies and parts like, fuel injection, four-valve heads and a single overhead camshaft among others. Further enhancing their riding character is the newly developed double-cradle chassis that which has received inputs from Harris Performance, UK. The Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 get telescopic front forks and gas-charged shock absorbers.