• Updated Royal Enfield 650 twins are finally here in India

The classic version will continue to sell alongside the newer versions

Royal Enfield has brought the updated Interceptor and Continental GT 650 to India at prices starting from Rs 3.21 lakh, ex-showroom. The new versions cost Rs 10,000 more than the original version’s most expensive variants. The new models get a black finish on the engine, the crankcases and even the exhaust pipes. There are LED headlights and rotary-style switchgear, the same ones found on the Super Meteor 650. And just like the Super Meteor, the new versions of both bikes come equipped with alloy wheels shod with tubeless tyres. 

Here are the new ex-showroom prices:



    Cali Green

    Rs 3.03 lakh

    Black Pearl

    Rs 3.11 lakh

    New version

    Rs 3.21 lakh

    Continental GT 650

    New version

    Rs 3.39 lakh


However, fans of the classic look of the 650 Twins can breathe a sigh of relief, as the spoked wheel versions will continue to be sold alongside the newer versions. These will get all of the other upgrades minus the alloy wheels and tubeless tyres.

The bikes also get two new colourways each– Black Ray and Barcelona Blue for the Interceptor, and Slipstream Blue and Apex Gray for the Continental GT 650. The Interceptor classic version also gets two new shades, called the Cali Green and Black Pearl. However, this means some of the old favourite colourways have gone off the shelf, such as the Orange Crush, Ventura Blue, Baker Express and Downtown Drag.

The engines remain the same, save for the black finish, and continue to pump out 47PS and 52Nm from the 650cc air-cooled parallel-twin engine. The bikes have the same right-side up forks and twin shocks at the rear, and we’d have liked to see a set of USDs on the Continental GT, at least.

Overall, the upgrades are very good value for money for the customers, and we can’t wait to check out how the alloy-wheeled Continental GT 650 handles.

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