Royal Enfield is currently the oldest two wheeler manufacturing brand in the world. Bullet is Royal Enfield oldest model that is still in production. Royal Enfield has been very popular among the buyers for their retro looing motorcycles. In the last couple of years, Royal Enfield had started working on expanding their portfolio and as part of that, they came up with India’s most affordable twin cylinder motorcycle Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. Like any other RE motorcycle the 650 twins were also a huge hit among the motorcyclists. Royal Enfield has now confirmed that they will be introducing alloy wheels for the 650 twins early next year.
The screenshot seen above is actually a reply to an email that was sent to Royal Enfield by an Interceptor 650 owner. The reply clearly states that, they are currently working on alloy wheels for the twins. They are about finish the durability and validation testing of these new wheels and after all the tests and certifications are complete, Royal Enfield is expected to launch it in the market around February 2021.
Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 both are currently available with spoke rims only. Royal Enfield had launched Make it Yours configurator program with their motorcycles. This configurator allows customers to cusotmise and accessorise their Royal Enfield motorcycle with genuine accessories via website, mobile application or directly from the dealership. The new set of alloy wheels that will be launched in the market for 650 twins are also expected to be sold the same way.
Earlier this year, Royal Enfield had done a similar thing with their Classic 350 cruiser motorcycle as well. Classic 350 is one of the popular motorcycles among motorcyclists and usually, the buyers would opt for aftermarket alloy wheels and exhasuts. Royal Enfield noticed this trend and launched a range of legal aftermarket silencers and genuine Royal Enfield alloy wheels for their Classic 350 motorcycle.
The configuration option is also available with the 650 twins. The owners can already opt from a long list of RE genuine accessories and new alloy wheels would join the list next year. Recently Royal Enfield had introduced a tripper meter for navigation feeds on their latest Meteor 350 motorcycle. Royal Enfield is working on an updated and slightly larger version of the same tripper meter for Interceptor and Continental which will also show notifications in it.
With the introduction of alloy wheels in 650 twins, they will have tubeless tyres. The spokes in the current version do not allow them to ride tubeless. While the alloy wheels offer a better look to the motorcycle, the spoked rims are more rugged and are much more flexible than an alloy wheel.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 were launched in the market back in 2018 and ever since then, it has been a popular motorcycle. They are both brand new motorcycles which use new double cradle frame and engine. Both motorcycles are powered by a 648-cc, parallel twin cylinder engine that generates 47 Bhp and 52 Nm of torque. The engine also comes with a 6-speed gearbox and slipper clutch and it is without any doubt one of the most refined Royal Enfield motorcycle build so far.