Royal Enfield has released a pair of unique 650 Interceptor and Continental GT twins to mark the 120th year anniversary of the company. For the Asia-Pacific region there were sixty of each, all of which have already been snapped up by buyers wanting something special and collectable.
While mechanically there is nothing different from the regular Interceptor and Conti GT 650 models, it’s the finish that marks these out, with a smart black-chrome colour scheme and handcrafted brass tank badges that represent the brand’s 120-year journey.
Just 480 of these motorcycles will be constructed, 120 coming to Australia & New Zealand, Thailand, Japan, Korea and the Philippines. Half of that allocation will make it to Australia and New Zealand, and with keen pricing it’s small wonder they sold out almost immediately.
These special editions were designed and handcrafted by the company’s teams across the UK and India. The colour scheme was developed in-house. To complement the black chrome tanks, both models feature blacked-out engines and mufflers. Finishing the limited edition models are special accessories including flyscreens, engine guards, heel guards, and touring and bar end mirrors, all in black to complement the design.
Rounding out the changes is a handcrafted, die-cast brass tank badge made by artisans from Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, India. And the final flourish is gold Royal Enfield hand-painted pinstriping. Each bike will also feature a serial number on the tank top and side panel decal that marks Royal Enfield’s 120 years in business.
The 650 twins have been significant in the brand’s global expansion over the past few years, making them a clear choice for the anniversary editions.
Should any come back on the market after buyers take delivery, the original pricing for these specials was $14,990 and $15,590 for the Interceptor and Conti GT, respectively.