Piggyback engine control manufacturer, Powertronic has announced a new Plug and Play ECU for the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650.
Regular readers would know that the Interceptor INT 650 and the Continental GT 650 share the mechanical specifications and thus the Plug and Play ECU should also work with the cafe racer. Powertronic claims that the piggyback ECU boosts the power and torque output from the 648 cc engine on the new Royal Enfield motorcycles. Dyno tests have hinted at 3.04 to 5.06 PS increase over the stock power figures. The peak torque also sees an increase of up to 3 Nm. For reference, the 650 Twins draw 47.65 PS at 7,250 rpm and 52 Nm at 5,250 rpm from the fuel injected, parallel twin cylinder, 648 cc, air and oil cooled, SOHC engine.
Apart from boosting the performance numbers, the Powertronic ECU is claimed to deliver better throttle response and optimised feedback at lower speeds. The piggyback ECU pushes the rev limiter to 12,000 rpm, which can be further taken to 15,000 rpm for race setup. Powertronic also claims to minimize engine vibrations for a refined ride experience.
The piggyback ECU has been priced at INR 22,000. An additional INR 1,300 would get you a Powertronic handlebar map switch for easy access to the power modes. Owners can download maps from the brand. The wiring harness is heat and water-resistant and the entire setup comes with a 1-year unlimited support and replacement warranty.
The piggyback ECU is a good way to boost the performance of the 650 Twins. However, do note that this is not an official accessory from Royal Enfield and it may affect the motorcycle’s warranty. Consult the service centre manager before installing the piggyback ECU on your Interceptor INT 650 or the Continental GT 650. As on July 3, Powertronic has 98 units of the piggyback ECU for the Royal Enfield 650 Twins and you can purchase them online through their official website.
In more news about the Chennai-based two-wheeler brand, Royal Enfield is updating the stock ECU on the Interceptor INT 650 and the Continental GT 650 to address the high altitude performance issues reported by some owners. The new map for the stock ECU is available at authorised service centres and owners can get the updated software free of cost.