Royal Enfield rolls out minor upgrade for Interceptor INT 650 & Continental GT 650

24/10/2019 - 15:52 | ,  ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

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.

Royal Enfield Interceptor Int 650 Clear Lens Vs Pr
The Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 650 and the Royal Enfield Interceptor Continental GT 650 have received a clear lens for the headlight. The bikes will also get reflectors on the front forks.

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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.

Royal Enfield Interceptor Int 650 Clear Lens
Royal Enfield had revised the prices of the 650 Twins in September this year, and the motorcycles got expensive by up to INR 5,712.

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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.


*Ex-showroom Delhi

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