At this year’s Rider Mania 2017 which was held in November, Royal Enfield gave their fans a glimpse into the future of RE middleweights. The company showcased their two new models – Interceptor twin and GT Twin.
The new bikes from the Indian Motorcycle maker (formerly British) was a sure crowd puller, and the spectators couldn’t seem to take their eyes off the new retro-modern classics. The upcoming bikes may look retro, but that comparison ends there!
Enfield mounts a new 648cc twin cylinder 270° firing engines for the two bikes. The curves and the lines of the interceptor are purely derived from the old classics as it looks gorgeous. The shiny chrome and classic lines are sure to catch your eye anytime you see this bike outside while the GT is all about sportiness.
Packed with new Technology
But do not think that Royal Enfield stuck to the roots with ancient technology as the new bikes with ABS as standard, a long-standing request by RE users is answered! Plus the bikes come with a slipper clutch, and the instrument cluster gets a digital display to view ride information.
Both bikes the share the same 648cc engine which cranks out 47bhp and a torque figure of 53 Nm. The power delivery comes through a 6-speed gearbox with slipper clutch.
So while choosing between the two, the buyer’s decision will depend on the looks and the ergonomics. The bikes are said to hit the Indian markets in mid-2018, within a price bracket of 4-5 lakhs. So which one will you choose? The sporty GT or the retro Interceptor?