Royal Enfield 650 twins

Believe it or not, Royal Enfield 650 Twin sold more than 1000 units in the month of January 2019

Royal Enfield 650 Twin was launched in November last year and since then there is a stir in the two-wheeler market in the country. The Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT 650 have turned the tides upside down for Royal Enfield. The twin cylinder bikes have affected the sales of Harley Davidson Street 750 and Street Rod on the Indian Market


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Royal Enfield 650 Twin November 2018 sales were 325 units

In the month of November 2018, Royal Enfield sold 325 units of classic roaster and cafe racer bikes. However, in December 2018 the sales picked up the pace and nearly doubled at 629 units. The year then ended on a high note for the newly launched twin cylinder bikes. Now moving forward into the new year, the Royal Enfield 650 Twin bikes broke the barrier of 1000 units and clocked 1069 units. The classic bikes are far ahead in terms of sales against their peers – the KTM 390 Duke, BMW G310R, Kawasaki Ninja falls in the same price bracket as that of 650 Twins.

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Royal Enfield 650 Twin – December 2018 sales stood at 629 units

The price of Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 starts from Rs 2.50 Lakh and Continental GT 650 is available to purchase from Rs 2.65, both prices are ex-showroom, pan India. The bikes are available with a standard warranty of three years or 40,000 km. The Custom series with dual tone paint scheme for Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 are priced at Rs 2.57 Lakh and Rs 2.72 Lakh ex-showroom, respectively.

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Royal Enfield 650 Twin – January 2019 sales stood at 1069 units

Both, Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 are powered by a twin cylinder 648 cc engine. The engine is cooled by fins and oil-cooling and features a 4-valve head for better efficiency. The power output is rated at 47 bhp @7000 rpm and 52 Nm of twisting force peaks at 4250 rpm. More than 80% torque is available right from the 2500 rpm. The firing order of 270-degrees provide refinement to the engine, thanks to it, there is practically no vibration in the bikes.

It has to be seen whether this kind of momentum is held by the Royal Enfiled 650 Twin cylinder motorcycles in the near future, or this is just the initial sales boost? Only time will tell

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