CarandBike reports that the Royal Enfield 650 twins have started entering Australian dealerships for display purposes; and that brand has announced the tentative pricing for the two motorcycles.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 650 costs AUD 10,000 (INR 5 lakhs); while the Continental GT 650 commands a slightly more premium pricing, at AUD 10,400 (INR 5.24 lakhs). The two bikes enter the continent as CBU units from Chennai. Recently, Royal Enfield also launched the Rumbler 350 in the Australian market.
The actual launch of the bikes will happen only after its European launch next month. Royal Enfield also sells the Himalayan, Classic 350 and 500 range, Bullet 500, and the Continental GT 535 in their market. The 650 twins, when launched will be the brand’s flagship products globally.
Powering the 650 twins is an all-new 648cc SOHC 4-valve parallel twin unit. It features an oil-cooler, apart from the fins for air cooling and fuel injection. The engine comes with a 270 degree crank with a balancer shaft to smoothen out vibrations. The powerplant makes 47 PS at 7,100 rpm and 52 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The engine works in tandem with an all-new 6-speed transmission with slip assist clutch.
A 41 mm telescopic front fork and a pair of twin gas-charged shock absorbers hold the steel double cradle frame. The bikes use 18-inch spoke wheels shod with 100-section front and 130-section rear Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp tyres. Brakes in the two motorcycles include 320 mm front and a 240 mm rear disc, both with ABS. In the Indian two-wheeler space, expect the brand to price the bikes between INR 3.5-4 lakhs, ex-showroom.