Mr. Siddhartha Lal, Royal Enfield’s Managing Director and CEO, has now announced the bookings timeline for the upcoming Royal Enfield 650 twins. The bookings for the Royal Enfield 650 twins – the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 will commence from October, 2018 and continue up till December, 2018, that is the third financial quarter of the year. Earlier this year in May, Mr. Lal had confirmed about the launch of the Royal Enfield 650 twins – the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 in the upcoming months by the festive season in India. Both the bikes made their global debut last year at the EICMA. The 650 twins – the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 will be available for test drive in California in September.
Siddhartha Lal, Royal Enfield’s Managing Director and CEO, said, “The Twin motorcycles are ready for the first global media ride planned for the last week of September in California; wherein close to top 100 journalists from across the world are expected to participate… We will begin bookings in a phased manner for these motorcycles starting from the third quarter of this financial year, across geographies. To better cater to demand, we have commenced work on phase II of our Vallam Vadagal manufacturing facility and should begin production there by mid of FY2020.”
The Royal Enfield 650 twins are likely to be priced in the range of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 4 lakh. Pricing the Royal Enfield 650 twins in this range will make these motorcycles highly affordable to the existing RE customers who all are willing to upgrade to the 650 twins. Considering price, performance, safety features and mechanics the upcoming RE 650 twins are the most pioneering products of the manufacturer.
Powering the Royal Enfield 650 twins is a four stroke, parallel twin cylinder, fuel injected, air and oil cooled, 270 degrees crank shaft, 650 cc engine. The engine churns out a power of 47 bhp at 7100 rpm and produces a peak torque of 52 Nm at 4000. A newly engineered six speed manual gearbox with slipper clutch comes coupled to the engine. It provides smooth operation during aggressive downshifts comes coupled to the engine. The anti braking system comes as a standard with the Royal Enfield 650 twins.
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