The new Royal Enfield 650 duo, which made their debut at the EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan and were later showcased at the Royal Enfield Rider Mania in Goa, are reportedly heading to India way before expected. According to a recent report by Times of India, the new Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 will land in Indian showrooms post April 2018. However, the publication did not mention the exact time frame.
India Bound Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 INT and Continental GT 650 will get top specs and features. The motorcycles, as reported earlier, would first reach select international markets before they’re launched in India. We’re yet to hear any official announcement about the India launch of the new Royal Enfield 650 duo.
We recently stumbled upon a detailed walkaround video of the new 650 duo although that footage is no longer available on YouTube.
As you would’ve read in our previous reports, both the motorcycles would be based on a double cradle, steel tubular frame, and would share numerous parts including the 320mm discs at the front, 240mm discs at the rear, ABS (available as a standard feature), 41mm front forks and twin shocks at the rear, and the engine.
The new 650cc twin cylinder, air/oil-cooled, parallel twin motor is capable of producing a power output of 47 hp @ 7,100 rpm and 52 Nm of torque @ 4,000 rpm. The engine is paired to a six speed transmission which features ‘slip/assist’ clutch.
As aforementioned, we’re yet to hear an official statement from Royal Enfield. Stay tuned.
Source: Times Of India