Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT are two highly awaited models in the Indian market. Royal Enfield unveiled them last year and are scheduled to be launched in the Indian market later this year. Recently, Royal Enfield said that the launch of the bikes may get delayed as the company wants to ensure the highest level of quality when the bikes are launched.
Royal Enfield is still working on the bikes and they have been caught in Chennai on video that reveals the real-life exhaust note of the bikes. The bikes are powered by an all-new engine developed by Royal Enfield. It is the first-ever parallel-twin engine developed by the modern-day Royal Enfield brand. Both the bikes were caught testing in heavy traffic during the daytime.
The bikes will be powered by an all-new 648cc parallel-twin engine. It is a fuel injected engine that also gets liquid-cooling. The parallel-twin engine is mounted at 270-degrees to the crank and develops a very unique rumble which can be heard in the video. The power is transferred to the rear wheel through a six-speed transmission. The transmission also gets a slipper clutch too, which is also a first on a Royal Enfield bike.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor is an all-new cruiser bike that offers a much-relaxed riding position. It will target the riders who want to use the bike on the highways as well as for daily commute. The Continental GT 650 will be the new flagship of the brand, which will be the most expensive model from the brand. The Continental GT 535 was discontinued sometime back to make space for the more expensive Continental GT 650.
Both the bikes are expected to be value-for-money offerings. The Interceptor will take on the Harley-Davidson Street 750 in the market but will be priced around Rs. 3.5 lakhs, which will make it a preferred choice of a lot of buyers in the market.