Royal Enfield unveiled their new 650cc motorcycles at EICMA in Milan.
The Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 that were developed in the U.K. are euro 4 compliant and also feature a slipper clutch and ABS disc brakes as standard. These new bikes really are looking into the future for the brand with the new modern features.
Both 650s are a parallel twin engine producing 47hp, which is the most powerful Royal Enfield engine in production. The Continental GT is styled like a café racer with a forward-leaning riding position. While the Interceptor is more of a cruiser style bike with a tear-drop shaped fuel tank, quilted twin seat and wide braced handlebars.
The new 650’s are just waiting to be customised, as a whole host of accessories are ready to be fitted to these machines: engine guards, auxiliary electrical port, chrome stainless steel silencers, fly screens, seat cowls and soft panniers are ready to be fitted to the new 650cc motorcycles.
Rudratej (Rudy) Singh, President, Royal Enfield, said, “The GT has been an iconic motorcycle in Royal Enfield’s portfolio. Since its launch in 2013, the Continental GT has helped the brand strengthen its position in mature motorcycle markets across the world. In its new avatar, the Continental GT 650 is the absolute definitive cafe racer that will be loved by discerning riders across the world.”
“Being authentic, accessible and creating motorcycles that are evocative is at the core of all things we do. As a brand, we encourage our riders in their journey of self-expression and exploration. It is this idea that they relate to, even before they buy our motorcycles. The new 650 twins will help us strengthen this proposition further”.
Continental GT 650
· Type: 4 stroke, single overhead cam, air-oil cooled, 648 cc parallel twin
· Power: 47 bhp @ 7100 rpm
· Torque: 52 Nm @ 4000 rpm
· Bore x Stroke: 78 mm x 67.8 mm
· Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
· Gearbox: 6 speed
· Fuel Management: Fuel injection
· Ignition: Digital spark ignition – TCI
Chassis & Suspension
· FrameSteel tubular, double cradle frame
· Front Suspension41 mm front fork, 110 mm travel
· Rear SuspensionTwin coil-over shocks, 88 mm travel
· Rake: 24 degrees
· Front Wheel: 2.50×18”
· Rear Wheel: 3.50×18”
· Total Length: 2122 mm
· Total Height: 1024 mm
· Total Width: 744 mm
· Ground Clearance: 174 mm
· Seat Height: 790 mm (single seat) | 793 mm (dual seat)
· Tank Capacity: 12.5 Litres
· Kerb Weight (no fuel): 198 kg
· Payload: 200 kg
Brakes and Tyres
· Front Tyre: 100/90-18
· Rear Tyre: 130/70-18
· Front Brake: 320 mm disc, ABS
· Rear Brake: 240 mm disc, ABS