Powertronic has launched a new Plug and Play ECU for the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. These piggyback ECU units will improve the performance of the bike by enhancing the total power output along with enhancing the power output of the bike. The price of this Plug and Play ECU by Powertronic is pegged at Rs. 22,000 and can be bought through the company’s official website. Splurging Rs. 1,300 extra will get you a handlebar map switch which can be used to easily switch between different power modes.
Going by what Powertronic claims, the piggyback ECU increases the power and torque output of the 650 twins by quite a margin. The 648 cc engine employed on the bikes, when equipped with the ECU, gives a dyno reading which indicates at 3 to 5 Bhp increase in power over the stock figures. The peak torque is also increased by up to 3 Nm.
To let you know, the 648 cc parallel-twin engine used on the 650 twins puts out 47 Bhp of power at 7,250 RPM and 52 Nm of torque at 5,250 RPM. As mentioned earlier, the Powertronic ECU for the 650 Twins is claimed to deliver better throttle response and enhanced engine response at lower rev bands. It controls both fuel & ignition to deliver optimal performance & throttle response throughout the rev range
The piggyback ECU enables the engine to rev till 12,000 rpm, which can be further taken to 15,000 rpm for race setup. The ECU can be installed easily within 40 minutes without the need for any high-end tool. The ECU unit comes with dual pre-tuned maps that can also be downloaded from the company’s website. The wiring harness is heat and water-resistant and the entire setup comes with a 1-year unlimited support and replacement warranty, which is a sort of assurance for the buyers. Moreover, Powertronics offers a free replacement policy of 15 days if the buyer is not satisfied with the results.
An important point to be noted here is that this is not an official Royal Enfield accessory so it will be better to check with your local service centre manager before installing the piggyback ECU on your Interceptor 650 or Continental GT 650 lest the warranty may be void. While Rs. 22,000 is not a small sum, the whole riding experience on your bike will take an upward spiral after installing this ECU.
One can even go for much more sophisticated modification on their 650 twins by shelling extra bucks. By spending around Rs. 50,000, you can upgrade your engine to a 750 cc unit or an 865 cc unit. S&S Performance offers various performance-enhancing kits for the 650 twins including these big bore engine kits which can dramatically increase the performance of your bike. But if you want to keep things simple and don’t want to splurge too much, the Powertronic ECU is the perfect bet for you.