Overseas, Royal Enfield has debuted its Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 with alloy wheels. This is a feature that owners have been requesting since the bikes were released. This update comes with a few other changes to the popular bikes.
The main focus of this update is the black alloy wheels with tubeless tyres. This should please owners who have been requesting this feature since the bikes were released. Tubeless tyres should make tasks like patching a puncture or changing a tyre easier.
Not only that, but the 650 twins now have a new LED headlight, the same as the Super Meteor 650. The MY2023 of these motorcycles has a USB charger, and switchgear borrowed from newer RE models like the Hunter 350.
2023 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 With Alloy Wheels
Along with the alloys, both bikes come in two new colour schemes. Barcelona Blue and Black Ray on the Interceptor 650, and Slipstream Blue and Apex Grey on the Continental GT 650. All the bodywork, engine components, and exhaust pipes are black.
The Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 are critical models for the Chennai-based marque in India. We expect that alloy wheel versions of the bikes will be released sooner rather than later.
The cast alloy rims are currently only available on the blacked-out versions of the two motorcycles. We expect that this update will spread to the remaining colourways or be offered as an accessory. These new colours are expected to be around Rs 5,000 more expensive in India than both bikes' top-of-the-line Mark 2 colourways.
2023 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 With Alloy Wheels