Royal Enfield unveiled anniversary editions of their Interceptor and Continental GT 650 motorcycles at the EICMA 2021. Royal Enfield is one of the world’s oldest motorcycle manufacturer that is still in production. It was in November 1901 that Royal Enfield launched its first motorcycle at the Stanley Cycle Show in London. Today they unveiled the limited edition motorcycles to mark the 120th year anniversary of the brand. The newly unveiled Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 is conceptualized and designed in celebration of Royal Enfield’s rich and storied legacy.
These anniversary edition motorcycles are quite unique as Royal Enfield has announced that they’ll only be producing this in limited numbers. Royal Enfield will only produce 480 units of anniversary edition motorcycles in total. Out of this 120 units will be offered each for India, Europe, America and South-East Asia. The 120 units that will offered to each country include 60 Continental GT 650s and 60 Interceptor 650 motorcycles. The 120th anniversary edition of Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 will be made available in India via a limited time online sale on December 6, 2021 through Royal Enfield’s official website – www.royalenfield.com/120thedition
Speaking on the launch, Siddhartha Lal, Managing Director of Eicher Motors Ltd. said, “Few brands can celebrate the kind of legacy and history that Royal Enfield has enjoyed over the last century and a lot of this legacy is from the immense love the brand has received from riders through the ages. There was simply no better way of celebrating this milestone than sharing a piece of it with our consumers around the world. We are delighted to bring the 120th Anniversary Edition 650 Twin motorcycles to enthusiasts around the world, and share the brand’s legacy with them. Both the Interceptor and the Continental GT are hugely successful around the world today, as they were in the 1960’s, and truly represent our heritage of making simple and enjoyable motorcycles.”
The 120th anniversary edition of Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 have been designed by the company’s teams across the UK and India. The fuel tank gets a unique rich black-chrome tank colour scheme that has been developed in-house with Royal Enfield’s industry-leading chroming technology at the company’s original 1950’s manufacturing factory in Thiruvottiyur, Chennai.
To complement the black chrome tanks, both the Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650 will feature, for the first time, completely blacked out components, with the engine, silencer and other elements in an array of black colour schemes. A range of genuine accessories are also available for these motorcycles. One of the main attraction on these motorcycles is the unique, handcrafted, die-cast brass tank badge. These exquisite looking brass badges have been made in collaboration with the ‘Sirpi Senthil’ family who are multi-generational artisans from the temple town of Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu.
The anniversary edition motorcycles will get hand painted pinstripes just like older generation Royal Enfield motorcycles. To make each motorcycle even more exclusive, the tank top badge will feature the unique serial number of each motorcycle indicating that it is 1 of 60 unique motorcycles in any of the four regions mentioned around the world. Additionally, the motorcycles will also adorn a side panel decal that is a special ode to Royal Enfield’s 120 years.