ROYAL ENFIELD has announced the launch of its new Euro 5 650 Twin motorcycles – the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 – and the five new eye-catching colourways per model.

The multi-award winning Interceptor 650 is now available in two new single tone colourways – Canyon Red and Ventura Blue; two new dual tone colourways – Downtown Drag and Sunset Strip, and has a new updated version of the chrome in the Mark 2. The Mark 2 Chrome Interceptor is an ode to the original Interceptor 750 that is reminiscent of the heydays of California’s sun-drenched culture of the 60s.

The Interceptor 650 additionally retains the single tone Orange Crush colourway and the dual tone Baker Express that has been extremely popular with customers and the wider motorcycling community across the globe.

The iconic Continental GT 650, with its retro café racer styling, has also been introduced in five new colourways. Taking inspiration from Royal Enfield’s rich GT heritage throughout the decades and answering the calls from die-hard fans of the GT brand, Royal Enfield has reintroduced the Continental GT 650 in its most loved new Rocker Red single tone colourway.

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The motorcycle is also available in an additional new single tone as British Racing Green and in two new dual tone colourways – Dux Deluxe and Ventura Storm, and has a new updated version of the chrome in Mister Clean.

In addition to the new colourways, both motorcycles will get a range of aesthetic updates to give even more fresh choice to the end consumer. Royal Enfield is introducing blacked out rims and mudguards in single tone colour variants of the Interceptor 650, adding to the overall appeal. This update has been made after receiving an excellent response from the community on the blacked out rims that were available only on the dual tone colours earlier.

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Speaking on the Interceptor 650 Vinod K. Dasari, CEO Royal Enfield, said “The launch of the 650 Twins marked a new chapter for Royal Enfield and paved the way for us to expand and lead the global mid-sized motorcycle segment. Since its launch, the Interceptor 650 has been the best-selling naked motorcycle in the UK and has also grown the 500cc+ category more than four times in India. The Continental GT 650 continues to wow enthusiasts across the world, developing its own unique cult status and has helped us further develop the café racer culture globally. We are delighted with the success of these two motorcycles as they introduced many first-time buyers into the Royal Enfield ecosystem. We believe that our new exciting colourways will go a long way towards bringing more enthusiasts into the brand fold.”

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Prices for the new Euro 5 Interceptor 650: Single colour tone £5,899 (Canyon Red, Ventura Blue, Orange Crush); OTR Dual colour tone £6,099 (Sunset Strip, Downtown Drag, Baker Express); OTR Chrome £6,399 (Mark 2).

OTR prices for the new Euro 5 Continental GT 650: Single colour tone £6,099 (Rocker Red, British Racing Green); OTR Dual colour tone £6,299 (Dux Delux, Ventura Storm); OTR Chrome £6,599 (Mister Clean).

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Author: Mike Cowton

Michael Cowton is a journalist, author and biographer, with a passion for motorcycling, travel and the outdoors. A former editor of EcoTravel, Outdoor Pursuits, Camping, Lakeland Walker and Which Motorcaravan magazines, he is Editor of the recently published Café Racer International bookazine, available at £7.99 from WH Smith High Street stores. Alternatively visit classicmagazines.co.uk or call Customer Services on 01507 529 529.