News 8 Nov 2017

EICMA unveil for Royal Enfield 650 twin-cylinder models

All-new Interceptor INT 650 and the Continental GT 650 coming soon.

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Royal Enfield unveiled its ground-up modern twin motorcycles the Interceptor INT 650 and the Continental GT 650 at the 2017 EICMA show in Milan, Italy.

The Interceptor INT 650 ushers in the idea of the 1960’s fun, relaxed motorcycles from the sun-drenched California beaches.

With its classic tear-drop shaped fuel tank, quilted twin-seat and distinctive wide braced handlebars, the Interceptor INT 650 looks every bit the roadster that it is. An all-new, dedicated steel-tube cradle chassis makes the Interceptor INT 650 an easy-going, versatile motorcycle.

The twin motorcycles are powered by the first modern Royal Enfield 650 twin engine. This new platform is a single overhead cam, eight-valve, air/oil-cooled, 648cc parallel twin, producing 47hp and 52Nm. The engine has a strong low and mid-range performance, retaining the Royal Enfield character of accessible torque through the rev range.

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Also new to the Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 650, is the six speed gearbox, especially developed for this motorcycle. The gearbox is augmented by its slip/assist clutch, which is also a first for Royal Enfield.

The chassis has been developed from the ground up by the team at Royal Enfield’s UK Technology Centre and Harris Performance. It has been engineered and fine-tuned for enhanced agility that can handle different terrains and speeds with ease while retaining the period classic style.

Royal Enfield also showcased the all-new Continental GT 650, which retains its central cafe racer character while bringing in new engineering and design improvements. It shares its engine, chassis and running parts with its twin, the Interceptor INT 650, while offering completely different ergonomics and style.

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The Continental GT 650’s ergonomics offer easy reach to the mid-level handlebars, for an optimum blend of steering feel and comfort with no compromise to its 12.5 litre fuel tank capacity. The single seat, sculpted tank and clip-on bars complete the authentic look.

Both the Continental GT 650 and the Interceptor INT 650 will be available in variety of colourways and two distinct styles – Standard and Retro Custom. A total of 11 options have been developed with the objective of appealing to the discerning heritage seeking rider, just as much as the modern rider seeking a classic motorcycle.

Prices and availability of the new Interceptor INT 650 and Continental GT 650 will be released in Australia soon. Check for the latest information.