Royal Enfield fans Rejoice
Royal Enfield has Globally unveiled two brand new motorcycle models at the ongoing EICMA 2017 at Milan. The covers from the Interceptor 650 Twin and the Continental GT 650 Twin were taken off by the Head of Royal Enfield Sidd Lal. The Interceptor and Continental GT both are powered by the brand new 650cc twin cylinder engine that the Chennai based company had revealed yesterday.
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The all new twin cylinder 650cc 4 stroke engine has a 270 degree crank, single overhead cam, air-oil cooled, 648cc parallel blocks that make 47bhp of power @ 7100rpm and has 52Nm of torque @ 4000rpm. This engine comes with a 6-speed gearbox and fuel injection system feeding it with Digital spark ignition - TCI.
Both the motorcycles look tremendously attractive and retro to look at. The Interceptor gets its lineage from the classic motorcycle from Enfield the Interceptor Mark-1 while the Continental GT owes its legacy to the GT series of Enfield motorcycles of yesteryear’s. Both the motorcycles share the same chassis along with the engine. The Interceptor is styled more for an upright, comfortable seating, daily use motorcycle while the GT is a pure Cafe Racer styled motorcycle.
An interesting fact is that the Royal Enfield developed the accessories for the motorcycles side-by-side the new parallel twin engine and the two motorcycles. Some of the optional accessories include low clip-on handlebars for the Continental GT 650, a flyscreen, engine and sump guards and so on. Most accessories will be modular, which means that the same accessory with fit both bikes without any hassles.
Sidd Lal the head of Royal Enfield was more than excited speaking at this global unveil of one of the most biggest premiers for EICMA 2017. He said this was a very proud moment for him and the brand and they had worked real hard for long to come to this stage. Royal Enfield is poised to be the market leaders in middle weight motorcycles with these new models. He stressed that the 650cc twin cylinder engines had just right amount of low end grunt and tons of mid range power that should be perfect for riding these motorcycles.
Royal Enfield said they will be launching the 650 Twin models in Europe initially by April 2018 and then the bikes would be made available for India, mostly by the first half of 2018. Sidd Lal also assured that the pricing for these 650cc Twin hearted beauties would be just right for the buyer. So all he Royal Enfield fans out there its time t start saving to get these beauties home.