A strong cult following is enjoyed by the Royal Enfield moniker in our market. The brand is managing to cater to the young audience while retaining its heritage and old charm in new age motorcycles. The company launched its first twin-cylinder 650 cc motorcycles in the country a few years ago – the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 and the Interceptor 650. Efficiency motorcycle segment. Both these models are sold internationally as well and the brand recently introduced their 2023 editions in Europe. Well, the 2023 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 and the 2023 Interceptor 650 will also be coming to our shores soon.
2023 Royal Enfield Interceptor, Continental GT Changes
The lids of both the motorcycles have been cracked and significant updates have been done. While new paint schemes are a part of the list, the Continental GT 650 and the Interceptor 650 also get alloy wheels, LED headlamps and a USB charger this time around. Maintaining some retro charm in this youthful update is the new switchgear, which has been borrowed from the newly launched Super Meteor 650.
2023 Royal Enfield Interceptor Continental GT Colors
In addition, parts such as the engine, chassis and front were blacked out to enhance the youth appeal. Talking about the paint options, the Interceptor 650 gets Black Ray and Barcelona Blue, while the Continental GT 650’s color palette now gets Slipstream Blue and Apex Grey. However, the most significant update is the addition of alloy wheels, which will now come shod with tubeless tyres.
2023 Royal Enfield Interceptor Continental Limited Edition
In addition, the brand has launched the Lightning Edition of the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 in the UK along with the Thunder Edition of the Continental GT 650. These models come with a windscreen and saddle bag from the factory.
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2023 Royal Enfield Interceptor Continental GT Specifications
Talking about mechanical specifications, the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT650 continue to source power from the existing parallel twin with 270 degree crank. It displaces 648 cubic centimeters and produces a peak power output of 47 bhp at 7,150 RPM and 52 Nm of peak torque at 5,250 RPM. The gearbox here is a 6-speed unit. The 650 comes with twin 41mm telescopic forks at the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear.