Crash guards, also known as leg guards, save not only save the rider’s legs from getting severely injured during a crash but also ensure that the motorcycle’s key components remain undamaged during crashes. Zana International, a Delhi based motorcycle accessory company, has come up with a crash guard for the recently launched Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT 650. You can watch how the crash guard helps to save the motorcycle from major damage through this video.
Vibhas Bhutani ಅವರಿಂದ ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಗುರುವಾರ, ಫೆಬ್ರವರಿ 14, 2019
As this video indicates, the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 fitted with the Zana crash guard ensures that the crank case of the twin cylinder engine does not come into contact with the ground during a fall. Also, the motorcycle in the video has been fitted with a bash plate – another accessory that’s a must on the Royal Enfield twins because of their oil filter position. Zana has also come up with other touring accessories for the Continental GT 650. Similar accessories are on offer for the Interceptor 650 as well.
In the coming days, prices for these accessories are expected to be revealed. The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 are the least priced twin cylinder engined motorcycles in India. While prices of the Interceptor 650 start from Rs. 2.34 lakhs, those of the Continental GT 650 start from Rs. 2.49 lakhs.
These prices are extremely attractive considering the sheer amount of motorcycle one gets for this kind of money. Both motorcycles use a newly developed 647cc, twin cylinder engine. The motor is air and oil cooled, and makes 47 Bhp-52 Nm. It’s paired to a 6 speed manual gearbox with a slipper clutch as standard.
The motor gets fuel injection, four valve heads and a single overhead camshaft. It makes enough power and torque to push the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 to speeds in excess of 160 Kph. The 0-100 Kph sprint is completed in under 6 seconds. All in all, the engine is an unstressed, torquey unit that’s also earning fulsome praise for its smooth nature across the rev band.
In fact, a lot of people find the engine to be so smooth that they can’t believe that it’s built by Royal Enfield, a company that’s always been known for making engines that vibrate quite a bit. Meanwhile, deliveries of the Royal Enfield twins is in full swing across India.
The demand for the new motorcycles is such that waiting periods have shot up to 3-5 months in many parts of India. This has prompted Royal Enfield to double capacity at Oragadam. From March 2019, the motorcycle maker will double production capacity for the Royal Enfield twins, and this should bring down the waiting times. Royal Enfield has also begun exporting the twins to markets around the world, and these exports are likely to keep the factory busy.