Royal Enfield Interceptor, Continental GT 650 to Get Tripper Navigation Pod

The Royal Enfield Interceptor and the Continental GT 650 will soon come with Tripper Navigation Pod as an add-on accessory, according to a recent report. Besides the Tripper Navigation Pod, customers will be able to outfit their bikes with LED turn indicators as well.

By Reetika Bhatt | on May 5, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Both the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 and the Interceptor 650 will soon come equipped with the Tripper navigation pod. It will be available on the 650 Twins as an optional accessory, as opposed to the Super Meteor 650, where it is standard. The pod, which will be sandwiched between the twin-pod instruments, is anticipated to cost around Rs 5,000. Apart from this, LED indicators will also be offered as an add-on. Recently, the Chennai-based motorcycle manufacturer updated the 650 Twins with several new features. As a result, components such as alloy wheels, new switchgear, and LED headlights are now standard on the bikes. The Royal Enfield accessory catalogue will soon be updated to include new features for the two models.

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Royal Enfield Interceptor, Continental GT 650: What's New?

As mentioned above, both of the older 650cc models recently got a number of standard updates, like new switchgear, LED headlights, and alloy wheels on a few variants. The accessories catalogue will soon be updated as well. Royal Enfield will offer LED indicators as add-on extras for the Interceptor and the Continental in addition to the upcoming Tripper navigation pod.

2023 Continental GT 650

When you opt for the navigation pod, the Tripper will merely be an addition, and the other instrumentation won't be impacted. The Tripper will still be positioned between the twin-pod speedo and tacho setup. Even though the design isn't completely seamless, it does have a nice theme: three circular pods with chrome rims. In essence, a Tripper pod is a Bluetooth-enabled display that provides metrics for distance and direction. According to reports, customers will have to pay an additional Rs 5,000 for this feature. The Super Meteor 650 comes equipped with Tripper Navigation as standard equipment. It is unknown whether it would be possible to add this feature to older Interceptors and Continental GT vehicles.

2023 Royal Enfield Interceptor, Continental GT 650: New Updates

Royal Enfield has updated its colour scheme for 2023, and the Interceptor 650 will now be available in four different paint jobs. The Interceptor 650 also receives two new custom colourways: Black Pearl for the dual and Cali Green for the solid. Cali Green has replaced Ventura Blue. These, like the current models, have chrome engines and exhausts, wire-spoked wheels, and tubed tyres. Both motorcycles' fuel tanks have new graphics thanks to the new colourways. Another noticeable aesthetic change in both models is the absence of chrome. The engine block and exhaust are now finished in black rather than chrome or silver. Next, the Interceptor 650 receives an LED headlight, alloy wheels, and a rotary dial button for the ignition, low and high beams. The Interceptor 650 now has a USB charging port. This equipment, like in the Meteor 350, is located on the left side of the switchgear. Riders can charge their equipment via USB, which is especially useful on long rides. The price of the 2023 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 starts at Rs 3.03 lakh (ex-showroom).

The 647.95cc in-line twin-cylinder engine from the previous-generation Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 powers the 2023 version. Now that it meets OBD-2 standards, the engine will have an on-board diagnostics system that will provide up-to-date information on emissions. The engine is tuned to produce approximately 47bhp at 7250rpm and 52.3Nm of torque at 5150rpm. In addition, the engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Two blacked-out iterations of the Interceptor 650 are part of the new line: Black Ray and Barcelona Blue. Along with a blacked-out engine and exhaust pipes, these models also come standard with cast alloy wheels and tubeless tyres.

Besides a new headlight and premium switchgear, the 2023 Continental GT receives alloy wheels in Apex Grey and Slipstream Blue colour options. In place of the Ceat tyres, the 18-inch wheels are now wrapped in new Vredestein tyres. It also has a USB charging port on the left handlebar. In terms of colour, the latest bike is available in blacked-out versions with a blacked-out engine and exhaust parts. Furthermore, it comes in Mr. Clean, Dux Deluxe, British Racing Green, and Rocker Red paint schemes. 

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On the mechanical front, the 2023 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 remains unchanged. It is powered by a 648cc parallel-twin engine that produces 47bhp at 7,150rpm and 52Nm at 5,250rpm. The air/oil-cooled engine is also mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The Continental GT 650's chassis and suspension stay unaltered. The suspension system consists of 41mm forks up front and dual coil-over shocks in the back. The bike has a 320mm disc at the front and a 240mm disc at the rear for braking. 

The updated Continental GT starts at Rs 3.19 lakh and goes up to Rs 3.45 lakh for the top-spec Mr. Clean variant (the fuel tank is finished in chrome). Both prices are ex-showroom. In terms of safety, the new motorcycle comes standard with a dual-channel ABS (anti-lock braking system). 

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