2023 Royal Enfield 650 Twins Globally Unveiled; Gets New Colours, Alloy Wheels

Royal Enfield has globally revealed the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 with alloy wheels. Apart from this, several other updates have also been made to these models. There is no information on the India launch of these bikes.

By Sanorita | on February 24, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Royal Enfield recently uncloaked special editions for the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 - Lightning and Thunder, respectively, for the global market. Now, the two-wheeler maker has come with a new development by showcasing the updated editions with features including black alloy wheels and a new LED headlight. Apart from this, both bikes now get new colour choices - Slipstream Blue and Apex Grey for the Continental GT 650 and Black Ray and Barcelona Blue for the Interceptor 650. Further, the exhaust pipes, engine parts, and bodywork are all done in black. As reported at the global debut, these two limited-edition versions will be offered in the UK for the time being. We don't anticipate these bikes to be sold, in India as of now. However, we anticipate the alloy wheel versions of the bikes could be introduced sooner than later in our market. 

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On the design front, there won't be any changes. The editions will mirror their respective base models. As mentioned, the two-wheeler manufacturer has made available more features with the models. For instance, the standard model's halogen headlight replaces an LED unit. These motorcycles now have rotary-style switches identical to those on the Super Meteor 650, thanks to revamped switchgear. Also, the firm has equipped these motorcycles with a USB charger. The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 all-black versions continue to use a semi-digital instrument cluster while the cockpit is unmodified. These motorcycles still contain dual-channel ABS, as a piece of safety equipment, and the electronic rider aids are comparable to those available on the standard version.

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In terms of improvements in hardware, the all-black versions get alloy wheels. The new 18-inch wheels are not found on the base models. Further, these wheels ride on tubeless tyres contrasting from the standard bikes. Other hardware equipment on these new models consists of telescopic front forks, dual rear springs, and single-disc brakes on both wheels. The suspension and braking system are not changed.

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Similar to the design language, there is no change in the mechanical specifics. Both editions come equipped with the same 648cc parallel-twin engine, adequate to produce 47bhp of power at 7,150rpm and 52Nm of torque at 5,250rpm. Although the official launch information is still pending, we might see these bikes in our market by the middle of 2023. They are expected to ask more prices than their standard versions due to added features. 

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