Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 650 and Continental GT 650 receive a price hike

03/09/2019 - 18:30 | ,  ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

Royal Enfield has revised the prices of the Interceptor INT 650 and the Continental GT 650. Do note that the company is yet to update its website with the new ex-showroom tags. The new prices are already applied on the 650 Twins.

Royal Enfield Interceptor Int 650 Riding Shots Fro
The Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 650 and the Continental GT 650 get a (ex-showroom) price hike in the range of INR 5,012-5,712.

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Check out the new vs. old prices (both ex-showroom Mumbai) and the difference between them in the table below:

Model New Prices Old Prices Difference
Interceptor INT 650 Standard INR 2,55,622 INR 2,50,610 INR 5,012
Interceptor INT 650 Custom INR 2,63,271 INR 2,58,109 INR 5,162
Interceptor INT 650 Chrome INR 2,76,021 INR 2,70,609 INR 5,412
Continental GT 650 Standard INR 2,70,921 INR 2,65,609 INR 5,312
Continental GT 650 Custom INR 2,78,571 INR 2,73,109 INR 5,462
Continental GT 650 Chrome INR 2,91,321 INR 2,85,609 INR 5,712

The changes in the ex-showroom tags range from INR 5,012 (for the Interceptor INT 650 Standard) to INR 5,712 (for the Continental GT 650 Chrome). Despite the price hike, the Royal Enfield 650 Twins remain the most affordable 650 cc motorcycles in the Indian market. Their closest rival (in terms of displacement) is the CFMoto 650NK, which retails at INR 3.99 lakh (ex-showroom India).

The Chennai-based brand is suffering from slow sales performance as the company reported negative year-on-year sales performance for the ninth consecutive month in July. The month also marked the sixth consecutive double-digit decline in the year-on-year sales numbers. The exports, however, have been delivering positive performance since December last year. Check out the export performance below:

Month Latest Sales Last Year’s Sales Percentage Difference
July 2019 5,003 2,062 143
June 2019 3,257 1,889 72
May 2019 2,160 2,187 -1
April 2019 3,742 1,560 139.87
March 2019 2,397 1,878 27.63
February 2019 2,564 1,723 48.81
January 2019 1,829 1,673 9.32
December 2018 2,252 1,601 40.66
November 2018 718 2,350 -69.44

Royal Enfield plans to open its second assembly plant (first being in Thailand) outside of India. The facility will be installed in Brazil. The company is also testing the BS-VI variants of the 650 Twins. The performance details are scarce at the moment, although we do not expect to see a massive difference in the power and torque figures. The BS-IV range, for reference, draws 47 BHP of power at 7,250 rpm and 52 Nm of torque at 5,250 rpm from their 648 cc air & oil-cooled, parallel-twin cylinder, SOHC, fuel-injected motor.

Royal Enfield Continental Gt 650 Front Three Quart
Despite the price hike, the Royal Enfield 650 Twins continue to be the most affordable 650 cc motorcycles in the Indian market.

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The launch of the BS-VI range may get delayed due to a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Flash Electronics. The New-Delhi based component manufacturer has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Royal Enfield in Wisconsin, USA.

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