Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT650 have become the latest sensation in the motorcycling world. The first-ever parallel-twin engine powered Interceptor and Continental GT 650 in a few decades make them quite special. Also, the price tag on the bikes that make them the most affordable twin-cylinder bikes in India makes extremely popular. Royal Enfield has styled the Interceptor as a classic while the Continental GT 650 also draws inspiration from the legendary bikes of yesteryears.
The design of the Royal Enfield Interceptor makes it quite similar to the iconic models like the Triumph Speed Twin. In fact, a few changes to the Interceptor can bring it remarkably closer to the design of the Triumph Speed Twin. Here is a customisation job that tastefully changes the way Royal Enfield Interceptor looks and makes it look like a mirror image of Triumph Speed Twin.
Owned by Kiran MJ and clicked by Rishikesh Ramakrishnan, this Interceptor truly brings out the taste of Triumph. Nothing much has been altered in the bike. The only change that the bike gets is the fuel tank paint job that makes it look like the Triumph Speed Twin. The Royal Enfield Interceptor gets a new paint job complete with the black stripe cutting through the fuel tank of the bike. In the Triumph Speed Twin, the moniker of the brand is positioned on the black stripe. In the Interceptor, the “650” is written in the same position. The bike also gets aftermarket Red Rooster exhaust that looks way more classy than the stock units. Apart from these two changes, everything else remains the same in the bike.
The cost of the paint job is not known but it sure is much affordable when compared to the price of a new Triumph Speed Twin. A brand-new Triumph Speed Twin comes with a price tag of whopping Rs 9.46 lakh which is way more than the humble Rs 2.5 lakh price tag of the Interceptor. However, there is a big difference in the power output and various other features between both the bikes.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT 650 are powered by a 650cc, parallel-twin, air plus oil cooled engine that generates a maximum power of 47 Bhp and peak torque of 52 Nm. It gets a 6-speed transmission with slipper clutch. The Triumph Speed Twin gets powered by a 1,200cc parallel-twin engine that uses magnesium cam covers. It produces a maximum power of 96 Bhp at 6,750 rpm and peak torque of 112 Nm at 4,950 rpm.
Both Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT 650 have become massively popular in India. Both bikes have long waiting periods and have become the best-selling bikes in the segment. Royal Enfield may also launch various other products build on the same platform and powered by the same engine in the future.