Royal Enfield Unveils Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650
The Continental GT 650 Twin is a cafe-racer having a sculpted tank, clip-on handlebars, classic-styled instruments, rear-set footrests, and upswept exhausts to give that authentic cafe racer vibe. (Photo: Royal Enfield)

Brace yourself! Motorcycles costing Rs 3 Lakh (on-road) have shaken the premium motorcycle market

RE 650 Twins February 2019 Sales have gone through the roof this time. It has been reported that a total of 1445 units of Royal Enfield 650 Twins have been delivered by the company in the month of February 2019. This is impressive sales of the motorcycles which carries a price tag north of Rs 2.5 Lakh ex-showroom.

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RE 650 Twins February 2019 Sales – Interceptor is priced at Rs 2.5 Lakh ex-showroom

On-road price of Base Interceptor 650 is around 2.9 lakh and Continental GT will set you back by around Rs 3 Lakh on-road (on-road price could be higher in some states). On one side a 200cc bike from Hero is not able to get itself marked up on the sales registers and these retro lookers are selling like hot cakes.

Also Read: Drop in Two-Wheeler sales in February 2019

Overall the Indian motorcycle and scooter market is dropping since the inception of 2019. But on the other hand, the twin cylinder roadsters from Royal Enfield is seeing a rise in sales on a monthly basis. Last month a total of 1000 units of 650 Twins were sold. And now the numbers have climbed further and crossed 1400 units mark in February 2019.

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RE 650 Twins February 2019 Sales – Twins have literally killed the market

Powering the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 is a parallel twin 648cc engine. This air & oil cooled engine belts out 47 bhp at 7000 rpm and 52 Newton Meters of metal twisting torque at 4250 rpm. The company is claiming that 80% torque is available right from 2500 rpm. The engine features a 4-valve head which helps in such healthy power and torque figures.

This is the first time when a Royal Enfield doesn’t vibrate. A 270 degrees firing order is used especially to have minimum vibrations even at high rpm. All we have to see, whether the sales of 650 Twins sustain with time or this is just eager people who want to get these bikes as early as possible.

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