Royal Enfield is known for making powerful motorcycles which is apt for long distance travel on Indian roads. Recently, the Chennai based motorcycle manufacturer has launched Thunderbird 350X, 500X urban cruisers and now the company is believed to launch Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 after April this year.
Royal Enfield dealers are expected to start bookings for both 650cc twins from mid-May. Royal Enfield had showcased the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 for the first time at the EICMA show in Milan in November 2017. Later in the same month, India debut took place at Rider Mania.
According to ibttimes website, a unit of the Interceptor 650 was recently spotted during testing near Oragadam, Chennai. This indicates the flagship motorcycles are currently undergoing final testing.
As per the reports, both Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 are powered by a four-stroke, single overhead cam, air-cooled 648cc parallel-twin cylinder engine developed jointly by Royal Enfield’s UK Technology Centre and Chennai teams. The mill develops 47bhp of power and 52Nm of torque mated to a five-speed transmission.