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.
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|
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.
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.