Royal Enfield unveils new upgrades of 650 Twins at a starting price of 3.03 lakh

Now they come in new colourways and with enhanced features.

Royal Enfield has unveiled new variants for their popular 650 twin motorcycles. The brand has updated the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 motorcycles for the year 2023. Now they come in new colourways and with enhanced features, the company said.

The upgraded range of 650 Twins are available for booking across all Royal Enfield stores in India from Thursday, 16th March. Ex-showroom prices start at INR 303,000 for Interceptor 650 and INR 319,000 for Continental GT 650. Interceptor 650, will be available in four new colorways, including two blacked-out variants – Black Ray & Barcelona Blue – and a new custom dual colorway- Black Pearl, and Cali Green in the solid colourway series. The new paint options join the existing community favourites Mark 2, Sunset Strip and Canyon Red.

On the Continental GT 650, Royal Enfield has introduced two new blacked out versions: Slipstream Blue and Apex Grey. These will be offered alongside celebrated colourways- Mr Clean, Dux Deluxe, British Racing Green and Rocker Red. All new colourways will come with features like enhanced seat comfort, new switchgear, a USB charging port and a new LED headlamp, the company said in a media release.

The new blacked out variants on the Interceptor and the Continental GT will feature blacked out engine and exhaust parts. This look adds to the aesthetics of the motorcycle, flawlessly fusing with its chassis and keeping the spotlight on its tank for a look that is guaranteed to make hearts race and heads turn.

What will make these motorcycles even more amazing are the cast alloy wheels and tubeless tyres that will come as standard on the blacked-out variants of the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650, the release added. “The Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 have received immense love from riding enthusiasts across the world. We are certain that the new colours, especially the all-black variants with alloys, will give customers more reason to ride these motorcycles, while the new functional upgrades will add to a fun and enjoyable riding experience,” said B. Govindarajan, CEO, Royal Enfield.

Since its launch in September 2018, the 650 Twins have been extremely well received by motorcycle enthusiasts globally and have been instrumental in the brand’s global expansion and success over the last few years. The Interceptor 650 has made a mark in the hearts of automotive enthusiasts around the world winning several awards like the MCN ‘Retro Motorcycle of the Year’, twice in a row. The Continental GT 650 has grown to become a hallmark of cafe racing culture around the world and has been at the forefront of nurturing motorcycling sub-cultures and communities in India.