Royal Enfield will this month release its latest Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 models, which debut new colour schemes as they now meet Euro5 emissions standards.
This update has translated to an $800 entry-point price increase compared to the outgoing range, with the most-popular Interceptor 650 now priced from $10,790 rideaway, and the cafe-racer-style Continental GT 650 now $10,990.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 gains new colour schemes including Ventura Blue and Canyon Red in base trim, while colour schemes Sunset Strip and Downtown Drag are available from $11,090, and the chrome-clad Mark Two tops the line-up at $11,390.
Meanwhile, the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 comes in Rocker Red and British Racing Green as standard, with more premium colour schemes Ventura Storm/Dux Deluxe ($11,290) and Mr Clean ($11,590) also available.
Base versions now come with blacked-out wheels, fork gators and guards, while a new range of genuine accessories sees the release of soft panniers and pannier racks.
Minor changes have been made to both model’s 648cc air-cooled parallel-twin engine, although outputs have not changed from 35kW and 52Nm.
These mechanical updates include, but are not limited to, a new camshaft, wiring harness, ignition coil, various sensor changes and ECU software revisions.
At a virtual media event, a spokesperson from Royal Enfield said that it has received massive demand for the 650 Twins, selling over 2500 units in the local market so far, and expects the initial allocation of 2022 units to fly out of showroom doors.
Royal Enfield’s local wing is expected to launch its new Classic 350 before year’s end, which now rides on the brand’s J Platform with a twin-downtube frame and motivation from its latest 15kW/27Nm 349cc single-cylinder engine.
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