After garnering widespread speculations since its reveal, the offerings on the Royal Enfield 650 twins might have done an impressive job on living up to expectations. The Continental GT 650 and the Interceptor 650 have been launched in a total of three variants including the Standard, Custom, and Chrome.
The standard variants of the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 come at a price of $5799 and $5999 respectively. The Custom variant of the Interceptor comes at $5999 while the Continental GT 650 is available at $6249. The Chrome variant stands at $6499 for the Interceptor and $6749 for the Continental GT 650.
Evident from the ergonomics of the bike, Royal Enfield has set the Continental and Interceptor in two profiles with the former being a cafe racer and the latter modeled in a standard motorcycle format. The Interceptor is seated at 804mm, slightly higher than the Continental at 789mm.
The Interceptor features a larger fuel tank with a capacity of 13.7 litres compared to the Continental with 12.5litres. The Interceptor is the heavier of the two with a dry weight of 202kg. The Continental loses out on the centre stand that the Interceptor gets as standard, and thus tips the scales at 198kg dry.
Both the bikes sport the same 648-cc oil-cooled, parallel-twin engine, mated to a 6-speed transmission along with slip and assist clutch delivering an output of 47hp at 7100rpm and 52Nm of torque at 5200rpm.
Suspensions on the bike consists of telescopic forks at the front and gas-charged shocks at the rear. The bikes’ braking duties are handled by a Bybre 320mm disc at the front and 240mm disc at the rear. Both the bike sits on standard 18-inch aluminium spoke wheels along with 100/90 section front and 130/70 section rear of Pirelli SportComp tyres.