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Royal Enfield blacks out the Interceptor and Continental GT 650

The 650 twins get a mean custom look

RE really knows how to make a handsome bike. PHOTO FROM ROYAL ENFIELD

Royal Enfield continues to make stylish waves here and around the world with yet another update to its lineup. Having only recently launched the Super Meteor 650 in Europe and the Hunter 350 in the Philippines, the Indian giant has revealed substantial updates to its middleweight Interceptor and Continental GT 650.

The basis platform remains unchanged with a 648cc parallel-twin engine, six-speed transmission with slipper clutch, ByBre brakes, telescopic suspension, and Harris Performance-designed frame. However, blacked-out versions have recently been released in Europe.

Continental GT in Slipstream Blue. PHOTO FROM ROYAL ENFIELD

The engine, the transmission case, and the exhaust have gotten an all-black treatment, looking very cool while also serving to highlight the eye-catching tank designs.

The blacked-out Interceptor can be had with Barcelona Blue or Black Ray tank designs, while the Continental GT comes in either Apex Gray or Slipstream Blue.

Aside from the aesthetics, they also receive cast-alloy, 18-inch tubeless wheels with CEAT tires. An LED headlamp, a USB port, and switch cubes similar to the Hunter’s are fitted.

Continental GT in Apex Gray. PHOTO FROM ROYAL ENFIELD
Interceptor in Barcelona Blue. PHOTO FROM ROYAL ENFIELD
Interceptor in Black Ray. PHOTO FROM ROYAL ENFIELD

Non-blacked out Interceptors and Continental GTs are still available, running old-school tubed tires and plenty of chrome. We have no word yet when the blacked-out 650 Twins will be arriving in the Philippines, but we bet they’ll be a hit because you can never go wrong with black.

Andy Leuterio

Andy is both an avid cyclist and a car enthusiast who has finally made the shift to motorcycles. You've probably seen him on his bicycle or motorbike overtaking your crawling car. He is our motorcycle editor and the author of the ‘Quickshift’ column.