Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 showcase at 2017 Rider Mania
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650: Having unveiled Continental GT 650 and the new Interceptor 650 in EICMA this month, Royal Enfield will soon be launch the much talked. Royal Enfield CEO Siddhartha Lal confirmed the launch particulars to carandbike.com at the newly concluded Rider Mania 2017. The brand new bikes were showcased into the Royal Enfield community in the case, making their India debut. The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and take a motor and Continental GT 650 are new models. The bikes will also be fueling the international ambitions to RE as they aim to make a mark in the segment that is the middleweight.
The company will be manufacturing twin-cylinder bicycles and manufacturing will be ramped up through the year in a phased way. Lal stated that the bikes will be accessible across all 750 dealerships in the nation.
Even though India has been the largest market of Royal Enfield globally with over 25 million motorcycles on road now, the company plans to tap into the European market. Explaining the move, Royal Enfield – President, Rudratej (Rudy) Singh reported that the company would like to exploit the flying season in Europe, which begins around April. It’s also the bike is going to probably be launched and will cater to a demographic which are A2 license holders, as soon as. A2 license holders can ride motorcycles with limited power and capacity, and the Royal Enfield 650 cc bikes will fall into that category.
Continental GT and the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 650 comply with the license norms in terms of electricity and security tech and Rudy said the firm aims to offer motorcycling that is old-school using a hub. The goal is also to bring younger individuals back to motorcycling in Europe that has seen an enormous drop in recent times, additional Rudy. The business is also seeking to tap into other markets such as Middle-East and South East Asia.
Both the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650 have been developed from scratch and will be made into a single-spec on the planet. The bike sold in Europe in addition to in India will carry gear and the same specifications as well. Royal Enfield has already shown its new 648 cc parallel-twin cylinder engine that gets a SOHC setup with a shooting sequence. The motor makes about 52 Nm of peak torque and 47 bhp at 7100 rpm at 4000 rpm. The motor comes with digital fuel injection and can be paired to a 6-speed transmission with slipper clutch. The bikes will get ABS as standard.
What’s more, Siddhartha Lal revealed after going on sale, that the bikes will be available in a host of styles. While the colors – orange and white – have been shown at EICMA, the firm revealed the versions of the Interceptor and Continental GT 650 at Rider Mania 2017.
Pricing has been kept by RE under wraps because of its newest offerings but did say the bikes will be available and well within the reach of the majority of customers. The 650 twins of Royal Enfield are expected to be the most affordable offerings in the nation.