A full specifications list of the upcoming motorcycles from Royal Enfield has leaked.
Royal Enfield has long been testing its GT 650 Twin and Interceptor 650 Twin motorcycles in India. It is already known that the two motorcycles will get a parallel twin engine and they will mostly go on sale in India in November 2018. But just a few months before that happens, the full specifications sheet for both the bikes has leaked.
The Royal Enfield 650 Twins will be powered by a 648cc, parallel-twin, still air-cooled engine that will output 47 HP at 7100 RPM and 52 Nm at 5200 RPM. The all-new engine will be mated to a 6-speed gearbox which is also a first from the company. The fuel tank capacity for the GT 650 is 12.5-litres and for the Interceptor 650, it will be 13.7-litres. This has been done because the latter weighs slightly heavier at 202 kgs compared to the former’s 198 kgs.
The dimension of the Royal Enfield 650 Twins also isn’t the same. The GT 650 has a height of 1024 mm whereas the Interceptor 650 is taller at 1165 mm. This is because of the taller handlebar of the Interceptor which will also provide for an upright seating positing as opposed to the more forward-leaning posture on the GT 650. The width of the GT 650 is more than the Interceptor 650 by 45 mm and is 789 mm. Other things like ground clearance which is 174 mm, wheelbase which is 1400 mm and seat height which is 804 mm are the same on both the bikes.
Also new and for the first time in the history of Royal Enfield bikes is a dual-channel ABS system. It will be controlling both, the front and the rear disc brakes to prevent the respective tyres from slipping. The front disc will be 320 mm in size while the rear disc will be 240 mm in size. The Royal Enfield 650 Twins come with 100/90/18 front and 130/70/18 rear tyres.
Although there are a few updates on the new bikes, they will still not be using LEDs or projector headlights. There will be old-school halogen bulbs all around.
The list that shows all the specifications of the Royal Enfield 650 Twins actually happens to be a service training manual which means that the company might have begun training its mechanics to work on the new bikes. The most powerful bikes from the company won’t be sporting an all-new design but seem to be having enough to perform better than the now discontinued Royal Enfield Continental GT.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Twin
– The bikes will be powered by a 648cc, parallel-twin, air-cooled engine
– The GT 650 will be shorter than the Interceptor 650
– Dual-channel ABS will be standard
Source – Team-BHP.com