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Royal Enfield launches Interceptor 650 and Continental GT650 in India


Niche bike maker Royal Enfield  launched two new motorcycle models, Continental GT 650 and the Interceptor INT 650  which are priced at Rs 2.85 lakhs and Rs 2.7 lakhs.

Niche bike maker Royal Enfield on Wednesday launched two new motorcycle models, Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650, priced at Rs 2.6 lakhs and Rs 2.65 lakh (both ex-showroom), respectively.
The chrome version of Interceptor 650 is Rs 2.7 lakhs and Continental GT 650 will cost Rs 2.85 lakhs.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 will be using an all-new 649 cc parallel-twin engine. The motorcycles have been developed at the company's research centres in Chennai and the UK.
The 649 cc motor churns out 47 bhp at 7100 rpm and 52 Nm of peak torque at 5200 rpm.
The engine has been tested in the UK, Spain and India and has clocked over 10 lakh kilometre in its testing phase.
Both the models would be available across 14 key metro and mini metro cities across 120 dealerships in India, the company said in a statement.
"These motorcycles will be available across the country in a phased manner. Bookings for the Twin motorcycles, however, will begin on November 14, across all dealerships in India," the company said in a statement.
"The challenge for us is to reinvent the company and the business model, while retaining its character and larger than life charm, making it relevant to motorcycle, travel and adventure enthusiasts around the world," Siddhartha Lal, CEO, Eicher Motors, the parent company of Royal Enfield.