The Interceptor and Continental GT

Royal Enfield Twins: The Interceptor and the Continental GT650

The Royal Enfield Interceptor and the Continental GT are twins in every sense except how they are dressed up.  They share the same engine (650 twin) and same chassis. Beside that they share unique heritage of Royal Enfield. The only difference is how they are designed to look and behave. Both Interceptor and the Continental GT are inspired by their namesakes which ruled the 50-60s.

The Interceptor

The interceptor_logoThe Interceptor is one half brother of twins. It marks the return of one of Royal Enfield’s most loved classic motorcycles. Hailing from a time when all that mattered was that the California sun was out and the surf was up, the new Interceptor retains every bit of charm that made it a legend.

InterceptorPowered by air-cooled (technically oil-cooled) parallel 650 twin. The Interceptor is full of cool 60’s design flashback such as 7″ headlight, twin clock front and narrow tear drop tank. Each emphasizing its heritage inspired origin.  Bonus, it comes with classic Royal Enfield badge slapped on its fuel tank.

It is designed with upright riding position for laid back riding. Beside for agile and light handling so that you can have a little more fun.

The Continental GT650Continental Gt logo

The Continental GT650  is second half brother of twins. The new Continental GT 650 Twin is an evolution of the Continental GT 535, which in turn, was an evolution of the Continental GT 250 – the original Royal Enfield British café racer.

Powered by the all-new 650 Twin, it looks every bit like its predecessor and performs even better.

The Twin

The 650 twin is rebirth of legendary Royal Enfield parallel twin cylinder engine. While classic in design, it is Royal Enfield most forward looking block. With fewer parts, it is easy to maintain.

The engine produces 47 HP at 7,000 rpm and a maximum torque figure of 52 Nm at 4,000 rpm. It has a four valve SOHC layout and 270 degree forged crank that helps producing a ‘Rumble’ sound as compared to the trademark ‘thumping’ sound produced by the Royal Enfield engines. . According to the company the engine will be compliant with Euro 4 and BS4 statndards and will also be able to scale up to Euro 5 and BS6 if required. And it old fashion air cooled( technically oil-cooled).

But if want to ride one of these you will have to wait till April 2018. Know more about Royal Enfield twin here

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