The new Royal Enfield 650 duo, which were unveiled at the 2018 EICMA motorcycle show, are expected to reach Indian shores sometime in 2018 (or early 2019). The motorcycles have already arrived in select international markets and we’ve already reported a detailed walkaround video of the new Royal Enfield 650 duo from Australia. While we’re yet to hear an timeframe about the India launch of the new Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 INT and Continental GT 650, we stumbled upon a video which caught the exhaust note of the upcoming cafe racer.
The Continental GT 650 shares its underpinnings and engine with the Interceptor INT 650 and thus we expect both the motorcycles to get an identical exhaust note. Mechanically, both the Royal Enfield 650s get a new 650cc twin cylinder, air/oil-cooled, parallel twin engine that is tuned to deliver a power output of 47 hp at 7100 rpm and 52 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. The engine is paired to a six speed transmission. The gearbox is augmented by its ‘slip/assist’ clutch.
Check out our detailed video on the upcoming Royal Enfield 650 duo below:
As reported earlier, the India Bound Royal Enfield 650 duo will get top specs and features. Royal Enfield CEO Siddhartha Lal confirmed in an interview: “On the new 650 twins, from day one, we’ve got the product in the highest spec that’s required anywhere in the world and the same spec will be available in all markets.”
Here’s a detailed image gallery of the Interceptor 650 INT and Continental GT 650: