RE 650 Twins commands a painfully long waiting period, just book and forget for at least half a year
Ever since the RE 650 Twins launched in India back in November 2018, the premium two-wheeler market is shaken to its very foundation. The pricing of these two new pair of twin cylinder bikes is what makes this happen. Just think for a sec, you can get a 650cc twin-cylinder retro-styled motorcycle for just 3 lakh (on-road). What could be more charming than this?
But, there is a piece of bad news for all those who want to buy one of these. The Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 both commands a waiting period of four to six months irrespective of color options. Yes, even if the sales of the Continental GT is less than Interceptor 650, the waiting periods are the same for both the bikes. You cannot trick the company by choosing the basic or most expensive color as the waiting period is the same for all color options.
Currently, Royal Enfield makes around 2500 units of 650 Twins. Out of this around a thousand units are exported and rest are sold in the country. The company is saying that they are working on to double up the production to tackle heavy bookings.
Overseas manufacturers must see this as an opportunity and must make there offering completely in India. In this way, they can also give tough competition to the Indian bike makers owing to their strong brand value.
The RE 650 Twins are powered by parallel twin 648cc engine which pumps out healthy 47 bhp and 52 Nm torque. A 6-speed gearbox does the wonders of power transmission. Speaking about the acceleration, the bike does 0 to 100 kmph in 6.5 seconds. Top speed is rated at 160 kmph which is great for such heavy bikes.
Take it positively
You can book any one of your favorite RE 650 Twins by paying a satisfying amount to the dealer and then wait for the next 6 months to arrange money for the retro bike. But I don’t think impatient buyers are happy after reading it. But remember, good things take time.
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