The technical specs and service training manual of the upcoming Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 have been leaked, courtesy of Team-BHP reader Sarthak Singh.
The Royal Enfield 650 twins first debuted at the EICMA 2017 in Milan, Italy, while the motorcycles made their Indian premiere at the Rider Mania 2017 in Goa. The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is a neo-classic roadster that will compete with the Harley Davidson Street 750, and the Kawasaki Vulcan S. The motorcycle measures 1,165 mm in height, and 744 mm in width, while it has a kerb weight of 202 kg.
On the other hand, the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is a neo-classic café racer that will rival the Harley Davidson Street Rod and the upcoming Benelli Leoncino Sport. It measures at 2,122 mm in length, 1,024 mm in height, and 789 mm in width, while it has a kerb weight of 198 kg. Both the motorcycles are 2122 mm long and have a wheelbase of 1,400 mm, while the ground clearance stands at 174 mm.
The Royal Enfield 650 twins receive a fuel tank capacity of 13.7 litres and 12.5 litres, respectively, for the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. Both the motorcycles have an engine oil capacity of 3.1 litres and a fuel tank reserve (low fuel warning) capacity of 2.9 litres. The 650 twins will come with 55/60w H4 halogen bulbs, which are not precisely flagship-level according to 2018 standards. While competition is moving to LED lighting all around, Royal Enfield has opted for halogen lighting.
The Royal Enfield 650 twins employ an all-new 648 cc, air-cooled, 8-valve, parallel-twin cylinder engine that is capable of putting out 47 bhp of maximum power at 7,100 rpm and 52 Nm of peak torque at 5,200 rpm. The engine transmits control to the wheels via a 6-speed gearbox, while a slipper clutch is standard.
The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 and the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 use a steel tubular double cradle frame to hold the engine. The motorcycles feature 41 mm telescopic forks up front with 110 mm wheel travel and twin gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear with 87.5 mm wheel travel. Braking duties come from a 320 mm front disc and a 240 mm rear disc setup with Bosch 9.1M dual-channel ABS as standard.
Royal Enfield has announced it will commence bookings for the 650 twins in India in Q3 of FY2018-19 (October-December), while the bike will officially launch in the country before the end of this year or early 2019. The motorcycles are likely to carry a price tag of around INR 3 lakh (ex-showroom).