Royal Enfield Replaces “Rear Suspension” for Free Of Cost

In an exclusive report, we can show that Royal Enfield has upgraded the rear suspension system of the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 with built-in rubber shock absorber. There is no official recall made by the brand, but owners who complain about the rear suspension have received new Shocks. The first batch of 650 delivered twins did not have this rubber cushion configuration and can be updated for free in authorised showrooms.

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Royal Enfield started a promising time in 2019, as the 650 Twins completed 5,000 Bikes sold in the first four months and the Interceptor 650 was the most preferred motorcycle. The Interceptor 650 was awarded the Indian Motorcycle of the Year 2019 and is one of the most significant launches in the two-wheeler industry last year.

The Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 have helped Royal Enfield compete with the best brands, such as Harley-Davidson and Triumph. The Interceptor 650 has a starting price of Rs. 2.50 lakh (Ex.showroom) and sold in six colours: Silver Specter, Ravishing Red, Orange Crush, Baker Express White & Red, Glitter & Dust Chrome and Mark Three Black.

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Old versus new The 650 Twins come with the standard three-year warranty and customers who want to add a personal touch can choose from 40 different customised items with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty. Both the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 are built on a double cradle steel tubular chassis developed by Harris Performance, based in the United Kingdom, and have several agreements to streamline production and reduce costs.

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The most essential 648 cc twin cylinder engine with a 270-degree firing order has air and oil cooling and is good enough to pump a maximum power of 47 hp and 52 Nm of maximum torque. It is connected as standard to a six-speed gearbox with sliding clutch control, first for a RE.

Despite sharing parts, the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 have distinctive features because the former has more tour-oriented clothing with an aggressive triangle and the latter is a modern café-runner. The Interceptor 650 has a more vertical direction, lightweight footrests in the rear seat, standard dual-channel ABS, 41mm telescopic front forks, etc.