Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650, two of the most anticipated motorcycles from the house of Royal Enfield, have been seen wearing new colour schemes at a dealership in Australia. The dealership called Revelry Cycles posted pictures of the Royal Enfield twins on their Facebook page. The Interceptor 650 is seen in a new colour combination of red and white, whereas the cafe racer Continental GT 650 in black and grey. The two new colour schemes are expected to be available as options on the Interceptor and Continental, respectively, besides the ones they were launched with. The Royal Enfield twins were introduced in India during Rider Mania in 2017 and are expected to launch in the country soon.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 are both powered by a 648cc air-cooled, four-valve SOHC, fuel-injected parallel twin engine that makes 47 hp at 7100 rpm and 52 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm, and is paired with a six-speed gearbox.
While the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 are both powered by the same engine, the two are different renditions in terms of styling and performance. The Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 650 is more of a roadster and has cruiser like throttle and saddle, the Continental GT 650 is a cafe racer and is sportier with lowered handlebars and a slightly nippier throttle. The Interceptor 650 gets a teardrop-shaped fuel tank, wide handlebar, sculpted single-piece long seat, twin shock absorbers, 18-inch spoke wheels as well as twin upswept exhausts.
This is not the first time that Royal Enfield has used the 'Interceptor' nomenclature for its motorcycles as the name used to be very popular back in 1960s for its 736cc twin cylinder classic. Both motorcycles come equipped with a 320mm disc brake up front along with a 240mm disc brake at the rear. An ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) comes standard.