But now Royal Enfield has made a comeback. 650 with twins. The Interceptor and Continental GT are being launched in India today and this is going to be the biggest and most ambitious launch of Royal Enfield in India so far and we tell you why this is historic.
This is going to be Royal Enfield’s largest engine capacity motorcycle. So far, Royal Enfield has been selling motorcycles with a maximum capacity of 500 cc but this is their first foray into the 650 cc range. It is going to be the most powerful motorcycle made in India as before this all motorcycles above 500 cc have their engines imported from outside.
You will not find any indigenous motorcycle in the 650 cc market in India. In this range, expensive motorcycles like Ducati, Kawasaki, Honda and Benelli had to be opted for and long waited for them. With the Interceptor and Continental GT, India will get its first 650 cc motorcycle and its price is also expected to be under 3 lakhs.
The Interceptor competes directly with Triumph’s Bonneville model. Known as the modern classic, this style is considered to be the most preferred style of bikes and till now Royal Enfield did not have this design. In the year 2012, Royal Enfield tried to make a racing bike with the Continental GT but they could not woo the people but this time they have come with the modern classic and from the pre booking of this bike it is understood that this bike How popular is it going to be?
You can consider these two models to be the most modern bikes of Royal Enfield to be launched in India because a lot of premium things have been used in both these bikes. Pirelli tyres, chrome metal, twin exhaust pipes and centralized console make these bikes unique.
The most important thing about these bikes is that their road testing has been done long back. Earlier, Royal Enfield had received some complaints about the Himalayan, learning from which both these bikes have been tested in 4 different countries this time and a lot of rework has been done on them. There were complaints of engine overheating, which were fixed by installing a new oil radiator. After that the handle height of the interceptor was changed and the foot pad size of both the bikes was increased following the advice of the riders.
Overall, both these bikes are going to be the best bikes of Royal Enfield and if you are planning to buy ‘Bullet’ or ‘Classic’ then wait some time and increase your budget a bit and buy the Interceptor. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.