Royal Enfield commenced deliveries of the 120th year Anniversary Limited Edition 650 Twin motorcycles – the specially designed Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 – to customers in India. Unveiled at EICMA 2021, these motorcycles are conceptualized and designed in celebration of Royal Enfield’s rich and storied legacy of 120 years – Made Like A Gun Since 1901. A total of only 480 units were produced and distributed across four regions with 120 units each for India, Europe, Americas and South-East Asia, comprising 60 Continental GT 650s and 60 Interceptor INT 650s. Royal Enfield sold 120 units of these limited edition motorcycles through an online flash sale in India in the month of December last year.
The significance and relevance of the Interceptor and the Continental GT, both in Royal Enfield’s glorious past, and modern history, made them an obvious choice for the anniversary edition. Over the last few years, the 650 Twin motorcycles have been instrumental in cementing the growth of Royal Enfield in global markets. Designed and handcrafted by the company’s teams in the UK and in India, these limited edition Twin motorcycles proudly depict elements that are unique to Royal Enfield and its legacy. Both these motorcycles come with a unique black-chrome colour scheme, complemented by blacked-out components with the engine, silencer and other elements in an array of black colour schemes. The motorcycles adorn a specially hand-crafted, very unique, die-cast badge on the fuel tank and also bear the legendary Royal Enfield hand-painted pinstripes. The motorcycles are equipped with a range of Genuine Motorcycle Accessories such as flyscreens, engine guards, heel guards, touring and bar end mirrors, amongst others, in a black disguise to complement the overall design.
The online flash sale that went LIVE on December 6 last year, saw a very enthusiastic response from enthusiasts across the country with a whopping 17000+ registrations prior to the sale. From the biggest metro cities to the smallest towns, motorcycle lovers and Royal Enfield aficionados enrolled themselves for the online sale, wherein 120 units of these very special motorcycles were sold in under 120 seconds. Earlier this week, the company began simultaneous deliveries of these limited edition anniversary motorcycles to customers across the country. Among several passionate motorcycling enthusiasts, Royal Enfield had the honour of delivering these limited edition motorcycles to a few celebrated and renowned personalities across the board.
Rear Admiral of the Indian Navy, Philipose G Pynumootil, was among the first to book the Anniversary Edition Interceptor 650 in December last year. Recipient of the gallantry award – Nao Sena Medal – during his tenure in command of INS Brahmaputra, the flag officer has commanded the 1241 RE corvette, INS Nashak, the Missile Corvette INS Kirpan, among others, and has been a decorated officer of the Indian Navy, in addition to being an avid motorcyclist and travel enthusiast. He received his uniquely numbered ‘001’ Limited Edition Interceptor 650 on 16th March at a special ceremony at the Indian Naval Museum at Goa.
Ace shooter and Olympian Gagan Narang, took delivery of his limited anniversary edition Interceptor 650 in Hyderabad on 21st March. Air rifle Bronze medallist at the London Olympics in 2012, and recipient of the prestigious Arjuna Award for shooting, Gagan Narang has also achieved multiple World Cup Titles in his sporting career. When he is not practicing at the shooting range, Gagan loves riding motorcycles and the Royal Enfield 650 Twin has been his favourite.