The much-awaited Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is all set to be unveiled on September 26, 2018, along with its twin, the Continental GT 650. They are the most powerful bikes made by the motorcycle maker till now, and feature an all-new 650-cc, parallel twin motor. Here’s a detailed image gallery of the new Royal Enfield 650 Twins.
Though there has been no official statement regarding the India pricing of the bike, we expect the company to keep it in between Rs. 3 to 3.5 lakh price range. In the US, prices of the Interceptor 650 start from US $5,799 or Rs. 4.2 lakhs.
If you look at it from the front, the Interceptor 650 looks quite different compared to any other Royal Enfield bike on sale today, yet one glance at it and you will be able to say it’s an Enfield. The bike’s uniquely shaped tank, quilted seats to the wide braced handlebars, are all reminiscent of the 60s Interceptor.
The bike looks clean when viewed from the side. Ground clearance is good at 174 mm and the seat height is 804 mm. The Interceptor comes equipped with a 320-mm disc at the front and 240-mm disc at the rear. ABS is now standard across the whole Royal Enfield bike range in accordance with the new government norms.
The Interceptor 650 Twin will be equipped with 18-inch, wire spoke wheels shod with Pirelli Phantom SportComp tyres. Front shock absorbers are 41-mm forks while the rear gets gas charged twin shock absorbers. The bike sports twin silencer pipes which further up the overall look of the bike.
Royal Enfield has made an all-new engine for the bike and it is the most powerful one to roll out of its factory till date. It is a 648-cc parallel-twin, air-cooled engine which will churn out maximum power of 47 bhp at 7,100 rpm and peak torque of 52 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The engine will be mated to a new six-speed gearbox. The motorcycle is expected to be launched in India during early 2019.