Auto Today|December 2018
Two machines, one heart and these Royal Enfields join the true 100mph ton-up club. You read that right, 160kmph plus and a lot more has been packed into the new Interceptor and Continental GT 650.
RE had never introduced these models in India but nearly five decades forward, today’s Interceptor and Continental GT are unlike any other Royal Enfield motorcycle ever produced. Oh and say hello to Royal Enfield’s first modern-era 650cc parallel-twin motor.
These new Royal Enfields don’t just bring along a new engine. RE had a few tricks up its sleeve at the launch and the first among them was the killer pricing. An aggressive price point starting at Rs 2.5 lakh ex-showroom puts these two motorcycles well above any competition in its class while even managing to punch above their weight, making you think twice about bigger and more expensive motorcycles. That’s a tall claim to make but it’s just how RE excelled with the new motorcycles and the geniuses behind making them.
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