Royal Enfield is reportedly working on giving its showrooms a makeover with a dedicated area for the Interceptor INT 650 and the Continental GT 650 motorcycles.
Autocar India reports that layout will be implemented at Royal Enfield outlets across the country. The source report further adds that the dedicated area will display the 650 Twins and model-specific accessories and clothing to offer a premium and unique buying experience with the 650 Twins. We would hear more details once the revamping concludes.
Royal Enfield also reportedly plans to hike the prices of the 650 Twins, possibly by INR 20,000. For reference, the prices for the Interceptor INT 650 start at INR 2.50 lakh*, while the Continental GT 650 retails at INR 2.65 lakh* onwards. Do note that Royal Enfield has not increased the prices of the Interceptor INT 650 and the Continental GT 650 since their launch in November last year. Check out the expected variant wise price increase in the table below:
|Motorcycle/Colour Option||Current Price*||New Price* (Expected)|
|Interceptor INT 650 Standard||INR 2,50,000||INR 2,70,000|
|Interceptor INT 650 Custom||INR 2,57,500||INR 2,77,500|
|Interceptor INT 650 Chrome||INR 2,70,000||INR 2,90,000|
|Continental GT Standard||INR 2,65,000||INR 2,85,000|
|Continental GT Custom||INR 2,72,500||INR 2,92,500|
|Continental GT Chrome||INR 2,85,000||INR 3,05,000|
In more news, the Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 650 and the Continental GT 650 have received a software update to address the concerns about the performance at high altitudes. The updated software does not affect the performance numbers. The 650 Twins' newly developed 648 cc inline twin-cylinder, air & oil cooled, SOHC, fuel injected engine makes 47 BHP at 7,250 rpm and 52 Nm at 5,250 rpm. The engine is linked to a six-speed gearbox with an assist/slipper clutch function.
The 650 Twins command a waiting period of up to three months. The waiting period varies according to the colour options. The orange, black and silver colour options are available quicker than the custom and chrome paint themes.
Royal Enfield is optimistic from the 650 Twins and hopes to clock global sales of 1 million units per annum in the next 5 to 10 years.