Royal Enfield has updated the headlight setup on the Interceptor INT 650 and the Continental GT 650. It started using a clear lens for the headlight from this month. The source of the photographs also adds that the company will also add reflectors on the front forks. The minor updates aim to improve the safety aspect of the motorcycles, and they come at no additional cost.
Do note that the Royal Enfield 650 Twins received a price hike in September this year, of up to INR 5,712. Check out the updated prices 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 clear lens headlight should offer better illumination at night, while the reflectors will improve the visibility of the motorcycles from the sides.
While the changes to the 650 Twins aren’t massive, bigger updates are lined up for the complete product range. For starters, the company is working on updating its portfolio to comply with the BS-VI norms. The updated models are expected to arrive in early 2020. Test mules of the BS-VI Royal Enfield products have shown themselves on several occasions through spy photographs and videos.
The 650 Twins are relatively newer models, and thus they may not receive a massive visual makeover in the BS-VI upgrade. The Classic series and the Thunderbird range, on the other hand, have been around for quite some time. Spy photographs have already revealed that the upcoming BS-VI Classic and Thunderbird motorcycles will receive a few styling tweaks, an updated instrument console and revised (rotary-style) switchgear. The updated motorcycles will be accompanied by new accessories and merchandise as optional extras.
Apart from updating its product range to comply with the new emission norms, Royal Enfield has also introduced the budget variant of the Classic series (single-channel ABS) to boost the sales. The company is expected to introduce a budget variant of the Thunderbird as well, although we are yet to hear an official announcement.