Royal Enfield’s flagship bikes, the 650 twins have been able to stay in news pretty frequently ever since their launch. Be it their blistering performance, beautiful mods or due to custom accessories, the market for the 650 twins has never gone cold. Now, SS Moto has brought a unique mod for the 650 twins and it is claimed that this is the first time such a part has been made available for the bike. We are talking about the 2-in-1 exhaust assembly for the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. Take a look at the picture below to see how this new exhaust looks like.
As it is quite evident in the picture, the new 2-in-1 exhaust system by SS Moto is one of its kind exhaust for the 650 twins right now. The stock version of 650 twins get double exhaust pipe and both of them are functional. They lend out a pretty good exhaust note which seems to be solid without being too loud. However, this new exhaust system has only a single pipe instead of two. It, however, includes the functionality of both the exhaust pipes by merging them into a single unit.
The main advantage of this setup is the weight savings made by the use of a single pipe instead of two exhaust pipes. Essentially, there are still two pipes coming from either side of the engine. however, there have been joined to form a single unit after the L-bend. Exhaust pipes are pretty heavy mechanical parts on bikes and on the 650 twins, the SS Moto unit helps save around 9 kg to 11 kg weight. These are meant for people who want to modify the 650 twins for sporty usage and hence want minimal weight on the bike. Also, custom modifiers may use it on mod designs based on a scrambler or a bobber, which requires only the essentials to be kept and the rest of the body parts to be scrapped.
The 650 twins are powered by a 648 cc, twin cylinder, SOHC, air/oil cooled engine that produces 47 Bhp of power along with 52 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch, a first for the company. In their price range, the 650 twins are the most powerful motorcycle and have enough power and torque to push them to speeds in excess of 160 Kph. The 0-100 Kph sprint is completed in under 6 seconds, which is pretty impressive for bikes touching nearly 200 kg figure.
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. As for rivals, the 650 twins do not have any true competition in its price range yet. The coming time, however, will bring some new players like the Benneli Imperiale and it would be interesting to see how the rivalry turns out to be.