World’s oldest motorcycle brand that is still in production, Royal Enfield now launched new variants or colour options for their popular 650 twin motorcycles. The brand has updated the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 motorcycles for the year 2023. The manufacturer has introduced new colours and some new features to the motorcycle. The price for 2023 version of Interceptor 650 starts at Rs 3.03 lakh, ex-showroom and the Continental GT 650 at Rs 3.19 lakh, ex-showroom. Booking for these new versions have started from Mach 16, 2023 onwards.
Commenting on the introduction of new colourways of the 650 Twin motorcycles, B. Govindarajan, CEO, Royal Enfield, said “The Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 have received immense love from riding enthusiasts across the world. We are certain that the new colors, especially the all-black variants with alloys, will definitely give customers more reason to ride these motorcycles, while the new functional upgrades will add to a fun and enjoyable riding experience.”
The Interceptor 650 motorcycle will be available in four new stunning colorways, including two blacked-out variants – Black Ray & Barcelona Blue – and a new custom dual colorway- Black Pearl, and Cali Green in the solid colourway series. The new colour options are available along with existing shades like Mark 2, Sunset Strip and Canyon Red. Coming to the Continental GT 650, the manufacturer is now offering in two new blacked out versions – Slipstream Blue and Apex Grey. These will be offered alongside celebrated colourways- Mr Clean, Dux Deluxe, British Racing Green and Rocker Red.
The new blacked-out variants on the Interceptor and the Continental GT are offered with blacked-out engine and exhaust parts. This has been intentionally done to enhance the overall look of the motorcycle. The blacked out body panels along with these new shades on the fuel tank would definitely make this motorcycle more attractive on the road. One of the major demand from 650 twin customers since its launch in 2018 was the missing alloy wheels. Royal Enfield was only offering steel rims with these motorcycles and that changes now. Royal Enfield is now offering cast alloy wheels and tubeless tyres as standard on the blacked-out variants of the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. It is not known whether the brand will be offering these wheels as an accessory to the regular version or not.
Apart from the new colour options, Royal Enfield has also made couple of other changes to the motorcycle. The brand is now offering a more comfortable seat, USB charging port, LED headlamps and new switchgear. The switchgear on the 2023 versions of the 650 twins is similar to what we have seen on recently launched Hunter 350 motorcycle. Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 are both powered by the same 648-cc, parallel-twin engine that generates 47 Bhp and 52 Nm of peak torque.
Royal Enfield has been working on expanding their portfolio and have been launching new products lately. One of the recent motorcycles to come out of Royal Enfield stable was the Super Meteor 650. This cruise motorcycle also uses the same engine as Interceptor and Continental GT 650. Price for Super Meteor starts at Rs 3.49 lakh, ex-showroom. Royal Enfield also working on couple of new motorcycles.