Royal Enfiled dropped a masterpiece when they announced the prices of the all-new Interceptor and the Continental GT 650. The first Interceptor was delivered the first customer in India yesterday. Now a new video from Hyderabad shows the delivery of the first Continental GT 650. The video claims that it is the first Continental GT 650 of India but we could not verify as Royal Enfield officially does not reveals such details.
The motorcycle was delivered inside the showroom after the customary rituals. The owner can be seen taking the keys and the flowers from the Royal Enfield dealership official inside the showroom. Since it is the most expensive Royal Enfield model that you can buy in India, special arrangements were made and the delivery happened inside the showroom itself, unlike the regular deliveries that happen at a designated spot located outside the showroom. A number of balloons and other glitters were put up to celebrate the occasion. The owner even started the bike inside the showroom revealing the exhaust note of the Continental GT 650.
After handing the keys, Royal Enfield dealership had also set-up a cake cutting ceremony. The owner also received a gift with official Royal Enfield coffee mug inside it. It sure makes the occasion special for the customers who have been waiting to take the delivery of the motorcycle. Royal Enfield officially started taking the bookings for the all-new 650 during the price announcement.
The motorcycles are already available in the international markets like the USA and Austrailia and are highly appreciated for the value-for-money price tag. The all-new 650 twins have also set the quality standard quite high for Royal Enfield and are expected to get a high sales number in the Indian market. Royal Enfield already rules the above 300cc segment in the Indian market and with the launch of all-new products, the sales are expected to grow even higher.
The price of the Royal Enfield Interceptor starts at Rs. 2.35 lakhs, making it the most affordable twin-cylinder bike in the Indian market. The Continental GT 650 starts at Rs. 2.49 lakhs. Both the motorcycles have been launched after years of development and testing. The motorcycles have been developed to strengthen Royal Enfield’s presence in the market and gather a higher market share.
Both the bikes are powered by the same engine set-up. Royal Enfield has developed an all-new 647cc, parallel-twin, air-cooled engine that develops a maximum of 47 Bhp and a peak torque of 52 Nm. The fuel-injected engine gets a single overhead camshaft and four-valves. Both the bikes get a 6-speed transmission. All these components have been developed newly, and are expected to be a lot more reliable than older Royal Enfield powertrains.
The new engine and transmission are said to be the smoothest ever used by Royal Enfield. The new bikes can hit 100 km/h from standstill in less than 7 seconds, which is extremely quick. Both Interceptor and Continental GT also get ABS as standard. ABS, combined with the slipper clutch that’s standard on the gearbox, makes these motorcycles the safest Royal Enfields ever produced.