The Royal Enfield 650 Twins are the biggest capacity bikes in Indian automotive market. RE Continental GT and Interceptor were introduced in November 2018 with a reasonable price tag that made it the most preferable mid-capacity bike in India. The popular cruiser bike maker has noticed a remarkable improvement in the sales of the latest 650 Twins. The bikes have rapidly become best-selling mid-capacity range among the Indian customers.
With steady sales every month since launch, the RE twins have successfully sold 15,000 units till the month of August 2019. Soon after the launch, the bike has sold 2,000 unit in a single month so, it is a remarkable success for the company. The RE 650 twins have created a new record as it is the first duo from the mid-specs 650cc range which has been sold more than 15,000 units in a short period. The bikes have gained a great response in the Indian market in just seven months.
In January 2019, the company delivered 1,000 units of RE Twins. The sales soon increased when the cruiser bike maker started trading more than 2,000 units per months. In July 2019, the duo reported sales of 2,225 units which was an overwhelming moment for the manufacturer. Royal Enfield had also increased the prices of the Twins, but it seems that the price hike didn’t affect the sales.
Although, the revision improved the selling remarkably. It still remains the most affordable options compared to its competitors in the range like Bajaj Dominar and KTM 390. The RE 650 Twins runs on a powerful 648 cc parallel-twin cylinder, an air-cooled fuel-injected motor which makes 47 bhp power at 7,250rpm and 52 Nm torque at 5,250 rpm combined with a six-speed transmission. The duo also gets slipper clutch which is first in the segment.
In terms of Braking, the bikes come with twin-piston Bybre callipers 320 mm disc at the front and 240 mm disc at the rear, highlighting dual-channel ABS braking system. The suspension duties are handled by 41 mm telescopic suspension at the front and dual-suspension at the rear. The Interceptor 650 is offered in six shades: Mark Three, Glitter & Dust, Orange Crush, Ravishing Red, Silver Spectre and Baker Express.
The prices of the RE Twins starts from Rs 2.55 lakhs to Rs 2.91 lakhs (ex-showroom). The company is working on new updated versions of the Interceptor and Continental GT which will highlight BS-VI emission norms. We might notice the official launch of the updated versions by the end of 2019 or maybe next year. However, we have to wait till the official announcements from the bike maker.
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