Indian motorcycle manufacturer
Royal Enfield, the global leader in mid-size motorcycle segment (250-750cc), unveiled
its modern twin motorcycles the Interceptor INT 650 and the Continental GT 650
at the EICMA 2017 Motor Show, Milan (Italy).
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The Interceptor INT 650 comes
with its classic tear-drop shaped fuel-tank, quilted twin-seat and distinctive
wide braced handlebars. An all-new, dedicated steel-tube cradle chassis makes
the Interceptor INT 650 an easy-going, versatile motorcycle which is perfect
for riding in the city, as it is for a leisurely weekend cruise. The motorcycle
is equipped with classic 18” front and rear Pirelli tyres and twin shock
absorbers, along with front and rear disc brakes with ABS. A ground clearance
of 174mm and a seat height of 804 mm, ensure that the Interceptor INT 650 gives
a superlative riding experience.
The twin motorcycles are powered by the first
modern Royal Enfield 650 twin engine. This new platform is a single overhead
cam, 8 valve, air/oil-cooled, 648cc parallel twin, producing 47bhp and 52Nm.
Siddhartha Lal, CEO Royal
Enfield said, “The Interceptor INT 650 carries forward the Royal Enfield legacy
into the 21st century. While in its essence it retains the design and
old-school character, it has all the underpinnings of a modern machine. It
combines agility, usable power, excellent ergonomics and style in an
unintimidating manner. However, the Interceptor INT 650 is more than the sum of
its parts; it is great fun to ride and brings a smile on your face every single
time that you ride it.”
In addition to the Interceptor INT 650, Royal
Enfield also showcased the ground-up, all new Continental GT 650. The
motorcycle retains its central cafe racer character while bringing in new
engineering and design improvements. It shares its engine, chassis and running
parts with its twin, the Interceptor INT 650, while offering completely
different ergonomics and style. The motorcycle has an eager, front-leaning
stance that gives it a sporty look and a speedy form. The Continental GT 650’s
ergonomics offer easy reach to the mid-level handlebars, for an optimum blend
of steering feel and comfort with no compromise to its 12.5L fuel tank
capacity. Like the Interceptor INT 650, the Continental GT 650 sports disc
brakes front and the rear with ABS. The upswept exhaust and rear-set footrests
give the motorcycle plenty of lean angle, essential for any true cafe racer.
The single seat, sculpted tank, and clip on bars complete the authentic look.
The rider feels ‘one’ with the machine, whether commuting on city roads, or
scraping knees down their favourite backroads and twisties.
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