While Royal Enfield is yet to make an announcement about the price hikd for the 650 Twins, GaadiWaadi.com claims to have received the updated ex-showroom prices. The 650 Twins will be approximately INR 5,000-INR 6,000 more expensive now.
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Check out the updated price list* (as claimed by source) in the table below:
|Model||Old Price||New Price|
|Interceptor INT 650 (Standard)||INR 2,50,600||INR 2,55,600|
|Interceptor INT 650 (Dual-Tone)||INR 2,58,100||INR 2,63,200|
|Interceptor INT 650 (Chrome)||INR 2,70,600||INR 2,76,000|
|Continental GT 650 (Standard)||INR 2,65,600||INR 2,70,900|
|Continental GT 650 (Dual-Tone)||INR 2,73,100||INR 2,78,560|
|Continental GT 650 (Chrome)||INR 2,85,600||INR 2,91,300|
The updated prices will be effective from September 1, 2019. Despite the price increase, the Royal Enfield 650 Twins will remain the most affordable 650 cc motorcycles in our market. The marginal revision of the ex-showroom tags should not affect the sales of the middleweight products from the Chennai-based manufacturer.
Designed as global products, the Royal Enfield 650 Twins have fueled the export growth for the two-wheeler brand to a certain extent. Apart from India, the Interceptor INT 650 and the Continental GT 650 are available in markets like Thailand, UK, Australia, USA, South Korea and New Zealand.
The Royal Enfield 650 Twins do not have a direct threat in our market. Their only closest rival in terms of displacement is the CFMoto 650NK that retails at INR 3.99 lakh*.
In terms of mechanical specifications, both motorcycles use the company’s newly developed 648 cc air & oil-cooled, parallel-twin, SOHC engine with a fuel injection system that churns out 47 BHP of power at 7,250 rpm and 52 Nm of torque at 5,250 rpm. The motor is paired with a six-speed gearbox, a very first on a Royal Enfield, along with slipper/assist clutch.
The budget-conscious hardware includes halogen headlight, twin-dial semi-digital instrument console, conventional front forks and twin-sided rear springs. The braking setup does not skimp on safety, though, and the Royal Enfield 650 Twins feature a dual-channel ABS.
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In other updates, Royal Enfield is testing the BS-VI compliant versions of the 650 Twins. A test mule of the upcoming BS-VI Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 was recently spied somewhere near Tamil Nadu. We expect to see the updated Royal Enfield range with BS-VI compliant engines by early next year.