Royal Enfield Continental GT & Interceptor 650 Twins Development Video & Launch Gallery
We just returned from Santa Cruz where we rode the Royal Enfield Continental GT & Interceptor 650 Twins. Our launch reports will be up later this week. Meanwhile, check out this development video...
The Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT 650 Twins have just been put through their paces by the motorcycle media at an event held in Santa Cruz, California, USA. Journalists from all corners of the globe spent two days each riding the GT and Interceptor over some of the best roads imaginable, testing the bikes in all world conditions, mostly to the limit on the limiter!
BikeReview.com.au were there, with Jeff heading over for the ride and to meet the development team and learn about the bike. Our full review will be up shortly and to answer a quick question – yes we were impressed. The development and testing shone through from every angle. Here is an official Royal Enfield video outlining some of the key development points and including chats with the highly passionate and enthusiastic team from Royal Enfield.
ROYAL ENFIELD 650 TWINS SPECIFICATIONS
Claimed power: 47hp@7250rpm
Claimed torque: 52Nm@5250rpm
Weight: 202kg wet (INT) 198kg wet (GT)
Fuel capacity: 13.7L (INT) 12.5L (GT)
Engine: SOHC air-cooled 648cc parallel twin four-stroke, eight-valve, 78mm x 67.8mm bore x stroke, 9.5:1 compression, 270º firing order crankshaft, Bosch EMS/EFI
Gearbox: Six-speed constant mesh
Clutch: Wet multi-plate slipper clutch, cable actuation
Frame: Double-cradle tuned tubular steel frame
Trail: 106mm (INT), 105mm (GT)
Suspension: 41mm forks, 110mm travel, twin shock, 88mm travel, rear preload adjustment
Brakes: 320mm stainless steel floating rotor (f), ABS, two-piston sliding ByBre caliper, Bosch ABS, conventional master-cylinder, 240mm rotor (r), ByBre caliper.
Wheels & Tyres: 36 spoke alloy rim 2.50 x 18in, 36 spoke alloy rim 3.50 x 18in, Pirelli Phantom 100/90-18, 130/70-18.
Seat height: 804mm (INT), 790mm (single GT), 793mm (dual GT).
Ground clearance: 174mm
Overall width: 789mm (INT), 744mm (GT)
Overall Length: 2122mm
Overall height: 1165mm (INT), 1024mm (GT)
Instruments: Dual clocks, tacho, speedo, dual trip, warning lights/fuel.
Electronics: Bosch Two-Channel ABS, Bosch EMS.
ROYAL ENFIELD INTERCEPTOR 650
& CONTINENTAL GT 650 TWINS GALLERY