Royal Enfield launched the Interceptor & Continental GT 650 twins just last month and the bikes have hit a chord with the buyers. Now, the company has announced the official accessory range for the bikes with final prices. There are a host of accessories available for both the bikes and most of them can be used on either bike.
The Continental GT, however, gets more official accessories compared to the Interceptor owing to its cafe racer style, which allows more customization options. Let’s take a look at all the accessories before discussing any further.
|Single Seat Cowl(black, white & blue)||Continental GT||Rs. 4,000|
|Short Windscreen||Both||Rs. 1,500|
|Tall Windscreen||Both||Rs. 1,700|
|Soft Panniers||Both||Rs. 6,000 for pair,
Rs. 4,000 for RH pannier
|Pannier Mounting Kit||Both||Rs. 1,600 for pair
Rs.1,200 RH pannier
|Touring Seat||Both||Rs. 2,500|
|Single Rider Seat||Continental GT||Rs. 3,200|
|Heel Guard||Both||Rs. 800 RH for Interceptor
Rs. 1,200 Continental GT
|Large Engine Guard||Both||Rs. 2,900 – Mild steel Rs. 3,100 – Stainless steel|
|Compact Engine Guard||Both||Rs. 2,600 – Mild steel
Rs. 2,900 – Stainless steel
|Machined Bar-end Kit||Both||Rs. 1,100|
|Water Resistant Bike Cover||Both||Rs. 900|
|Aluminum Sump Guard||Both||Rs. 1,850|
|Fork Gaiter Kit||Both||Rs. 850|
|Rear Suspension Finisher Kit||Both||Rs. 1,250|
|Intake Cover Kit||Both||Rs. 1,350|
|Handlebar Brace Pad||Interceptor||Rs. 600|
|Machined Front Reservoir Cap||Both||Rs. 675|
|Machined Oil Filler Cap||Both||Rs. 775|
All the accessories listed here come with a 2-year warranty from Royal Enfield, which is rather good. The company has made available almost all basic accessories and kits which means buyers won’t have to hunt around for all these accessories. Also, all accessories are priced quite reasonably which makes them even more accessible. Seems like Royal Enfield has finally got their pricing strategy right, which is also reflected in the asking price of the 650 twins.
Both the bikes get powered by a 648cc, parallel-twin motor that churns out 47 Bhp of maximum power and 52 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a six-speed gearbox along with a slipper clutch, which is a first by the company. Talking of firsts, the Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT 650 twins come with many firsts for the company, including the new double cradle frame and the new 648 cc engine.
The only difference between the bikes is in their styling and riding position. The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is a cafe racer styled bike with more aggressive riding position and meatier looks. The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, on the other hand, is more of a easy riding old school cruiser which has a more comfortable take towards riding.
Royal Enfield has priced the 650 twins quite well and both the bikes outclass other in the segment. The Interceptor 650 starts at Rs. 2.50 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) while the Continental GT 650 starts at Rs. 2.65 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Talking of competition, there are no direct rivals for the bike at this price point and category, which further strengthen the case for the company.