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Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT 650 spotted in new colour options ahead of launch

By: Parth Pundir, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : December 26, 2018 4:03 pm

The Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 will be available at a price tag of AUD 10,000 (approximately Rs 5 lakh) and AUD 10,400 (approximately Rs 5.2 lakh) respectively.
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The Chennai headquarter based motorcycle manufacturer, Royal Enfield is all prepared up to launch its twin-engined 650cc machines in Australia, as the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 are spotted in a new different paint job at the dealership in Sydney. 

 

The Interceptor 650 gets a new two-tone white and red paint job with a neat gold stripe running between them. It also gets the black coloured side panels augmenting the classic appeal. The Continental GT 650 comes with the Royal Enfield badging on the tank with separating the two glossy Black and Gunmetal Gray (Similar to the Gunmetal Classic 350 trim) paints.

 

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Recollecting some specifications, the motorcycles are powered by the same 647cc displacement, four strokes, twin cylinder, oil-cooled, Fuel Injection delivery engine. It will be capable of producing maximum power of 47 PS at 7100 rpm and peak torque of 52 Nm at 4000 rpm, which is mated to a 6-speed transmission with slipper clutch.

 

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 will be based on a double cradle, steel tubular frame. For safety, the motorcycles get a 320mm discs at the front and 240mm discs at the rear with the standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). It rides on a 41mm front forks and twin shocks at the rear.

 

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As far as pricing is concerned the Interceptor 650 will be selling at a price tag of AUD 10,000 (approximately Rs 5 lakh) in Australia, however, the Continental GT 650 will be available at AUD 10,400 (approximately Rs 5.2 lakh) starting late July or early August. And in case of the Royal Enfields home country, India the bikes are expected to hit the roads by post-August for roughly Rs 4 lakh and 4.2 lakh respectively.

 

Meanwhile, the brand will soon be featuring dual-channel ABS on its existing offroader machine, Himalayan. Along with this, the company will also be including a single-channel ABS on the Classic, Bullet and Thunderbird series. In terms of pricing, the new ABS variants of the Royal Enfield lineup will be more expensive than the standard and could range between Rs 8,000 to Rs 20,000.


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