Be­hold the RE 650 Twins

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AF­TER MUCH wait­ing, Royal En­field launched the com­pany’s new 650cc twins - Royal En­field In­ter­cep­tor 650 and Con­ti­nen­tal GT in In­dia at a start­ing price of Rs. 2.50 lakh and Rs. 2.65 lakh re­spec­tively. Now, both the bikes will be of­fered in three vari­ants - Stan­dard, Clas­sic, and Cus­tom, and will be pow­ered by the new 649cc, air and oil cooled, par­al­lel-twin en­gine. This en­gine is good enough to punch out max power of 47bhp and 52Nm of peak torque. We have rid­den both the mo­tor­cy­cles and we can claim that this is the smoothest and the most pow­er­ful Royal En­field en­gine ever pro­duced till date. Trans­mis­sion du­ties are taken care by a 6-speed gear­box that comes with a slip­per clutch for light lever op­er­a­tions. Both these mo­tor­cy­cles are ca­pa­ble enough to push the speedome­ter dial to 170kmph+ mark, mi­nus the vi­bra­tions from the other mod­els. Com­ing to the de­sign part of the mo­tor­cy­cles, the 650cc twins are based on the orig­i­nal mo­tor­cy­cles of 1960-70s and re­tain the retro essence. The de­liv­er­ies will start from De­cem­ber 1, 2018.

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