Royal Enfield Twins: The Interceptor and Continental GT Are Here

The newly made air-cooled 648 cc twin-cylinder engine produces a maximum power of 47 bhp and a peak torque of 53 NM and fire up the Interceptor and Continental GT

The iconic motorcycle manufacturer, Royal Enfield has showcased their two new motorcycles- the Interceptor and the Continental GT at the Eicma 2017 motor show in Milan. The arrival of the twins made the official entry of Royal Enfiled to the middleweight category.

Royal Enfield Twins

The company has high hopes for the twins and the Royal Enfield CEO Siddhartha Lal on the sidelines of EICMA 2017 said "The bikes are in last stage of production. We expect to launch in some markets starting April next year and then through the year across various global other global geographies,"

The Interceptor and the Continental GT 650 Twin showcase an air-cooled 648 cc twin-cylinder engine that produces a maximum power of 47 bhp and a peak torque of 53 NM.

The CEO, Siddhartha Lal added “Royal Enfield aims to lead and expand the midweight (250 cc -750 cc) motorcycle segment globally. These two new bikes would help grow this segment,”

The twin-engine which was developed at the companies technology centre in England with their UK staffs at the new Bruntingthorpe facility along with a technical team from Chennai made sure that the new 650cc parallel twin carries the legacy and character of what the Royal Enfield is known for. The new engine will be a base for Royal Enfileds expeditions to the global market.

"The 650 twins offer a very evocative option to customers in mature motorcycle markets such as Europe, Australia and North America. For us this marks the beginning of a new chapter at Royal Enfield,” Lal added.

When launched in India, the new Interceptor and the Continental GT will lock horns with Street 750 and the likes from Harley-Davidson Inc. which currently dominates the segments in the country.
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Last updated on 20-12-2017. Published on 08-11-2017.
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