Royal Enfield has ventured into a new realm with the introduction of their new 650 cc twin cylinder engine which was unveiled at the last EICMA. It will power many upcoming motorcycles. The first two bikes to be propelled by this motor will be the Continental GT 650 and the more interesting Interceptor 650.
At the official unveiling Siddharth Lal, head of Royal Enfield, officially announced that both the 650 twins will go to the European market first before making their entry into India. Siddharth elaborated that they were in the last stages of getting these bikes into production.
According to their original plan, initially they are to serve the European market and once they start building as many bikes as they need for the domestic market they will launch them in India. They had targeted April 2018 for India but this launch deadline has slipped.
In a word to Money Control, Siddhartha Lal, CEO and MD of Royal Enfield said that they are sorting ramping up issues and these motorcycles will be launched in the next few months.
According to a recent report at Autocar, both these Twins are now expected to be pushed to the third quarter of 2018, which is a delay of 3-6 months.
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