- BS6 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650 reach showrooms
- All the variants of both bikes demand a premium of around Rs 9,000 now
- Power output has remained nearly the same as the BS4 version
While Royal Enfield is yet to announce the launch of the BS6 Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650, both bikes have started arriving at dealerships. Moreover, select dealers have also commenced the deliveries of the 650cc twins. As for their prices, we have already told you that all the variants of both bikes have become expensive by around Rs 9,000 over their BS4 counterparts.
The entry-level variant of the Interceptor 650 BS6 has been priced at Rs 2.65 lakhs and it goes up to Rs 2.85 lakhs for the most expensive colour variant. On the other hand, the Continental GT 650 BS6 costs from Rs 2.71 lakhs to Rs 3.01 lakhs, depending on the paint scheme (all prices are ex-showroom).
A leaked document had revealed the engine specifications of the BS6 models last month. Churning out 46.8bhp at 7,150rpm, the updated bikes produce nearly the same power as their BS4 versions. Besides the BS6-bound changes on the engine, the motorcycles remain unaltered in all other aspects. The modern-classic roadster and café racer styling of the Interceptor and Continental GT has been retained as it is.
Underpinned by a tubular steel frame, the 650cc twins ride on 18-inch wheels accompanied by telescopic forks and dual shock absorbers for handling damping duties. Stopping power comes from disc brake at both ends which are assisted by dual-channel ABS set up. Remaining bare basic in terms of features, they come equipped with conventional headlamp, tail lamp and turn indicators while instrumentation is handled by analogue clocks with a small digital display.