Royal Enfield Katana 650 Scrambler based on Interceptor 650A lot of aftermarket accessories, custom CNC and lathe machined components along with hand-crafted elements make Neev Motorcycles KatanaRoyal Enfield motorcycles are one of the favourites for custom jobs. It is like a vanilla ice cream which can take any sort of toppings, mixed flavours and sprinkles too. Neev Motorcycles is one of the most renowned motorcycle modders in the country.Their newest creation Katana is based on a donor bike that started life as a Royal Enfield Interceptor 650. Now, Neev has transformed this vanilla cruiser into a flavourful scrambler-style motorcycle flexing on its newfound muscle. Katana screams sophistication and style and reflects Neev Motorcycles’ designing prowess.Royal Enfield Katana 650 Scrambler based on Interceptor 650Neev Motorcycles Katana – The Scrambler Interceptor 650 wish it wasOne look at Neev motorcycles Katana is enough to appreciate the design language. Neev has not digressed from Interceptor 650’s original design. But enhanced it in a way that comes off as tasteful and macho. The main elements contributing to that effect are front USD telescopic forks and side mounted and vertically stacked instrument clusters.Along with these, 170/60-17 front block pattern tyres lend an aggressive approach. The same tyre wrapped on 17” wheel is at the rear too. Both wheels get covers to make the design sleeker and more sophisticated. Unlike other builds in the past, Neev didn’t go for a dual disc setup at the front. Instead, they chose to upgrade the front caliper to a 4-pot unit, kept rear setup unchanged.Royal Enfield Katana 650 Scrambler based on Interceptor 650To make Katana, Neev hand-fabricated a lot of components. Some of these include front and rear mudguards, side body panels, detailing on its fuel tank, wheel covers, exhaust system and its protective covers, a new subframe along with a new tail tidy, a stylish sump guard that doubles as engine cowl, number plate holders and the setup for repositioned instrument consoles.Royal Enfield Katana 650 Scrambler based on Interceptor 650Ribbed seat is custom too and screams Scrambler design and Neev has added a bolt-on backrest as well. CNC machined wide triple tree is made out of billet aluminium, custom CNC machined clip on handlebars and Neev is offering lathe-machined disc brake fittings, axles and spacers as well. The intricately finished colour schemes look swanky.Interceptor 650 will Scramble On with this new mod jobThe only oddity in this build is in its exhaust system. Neev has installed Akropovic branded exhaust end cans on both sides. On its left exhaust, this end can is not mirrored. In this sense, it is optimised for right-side exhaust applications and looks slightly odd when installed on the left side. Neev could have gone for exhaust rerouting into one right-side high-set Scrambler-style exhaust too.Royal Enfield Katana 650 Scrambler based on Interceptor 650Maybe customer briefing dictated this end-result. Other than that, Neev Motorcycles Katana is a heart throbber. Neev Motorcycles has installed a lot of high-end aftermarket components on Katana. Some of them are LED headlights, LED tail lights, LED blinkers, exhaust mufflers, a rear tyre hugger, ORVMs and handlebar grips. In other news, Royal Enfield is coming up with a new Scrambler based on Interceptor 650. It can take the name Interceptor Bear 650 (trademarked). The company might launch it in 2024. More
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 BEAR. Image – Bullet Guru.The single exhaust setup can make the upcoming Interceptor BEAR 650 the lightest RE 650ccRoyal Enfield currently has around 13 motorcycles planned for launch. The company is bracing for an action-packed future. They will be increasing production with an all-new facility. There are a total of six 650cc motorcycles in the works, out of which, Royal Enfield recently trademarked a name for one.That trademarked name is “Interceptor Bear 650” in New Zealand and “Royal Enfield Interceptor Bear 650” in India and Australia. Bear name signifies something that dwells in the woods. So, an off-roader of sorts. But the name also has 650 in it and Himalayan 650 test mule sightings are still zero. So, this could be a Scrambler, already spotted testing multiple times.RE Scram 650 Might Get Interceptor Bear 650 NamePreviously believed to be Scram 650, is likely to be called Interceptor Bear 650 when launched. The name makes sense in Royal Enfield’s product portfolio as it is based on an Interceptor 650, to begin with. Trademarking a name is often a hassle. Royal Enfield sold Interceptor 650 in the USA as Int 650 as Honda owns the trademark for Interceptor name there.This upcoming scrambler motorcycle is a derivative of Interceptor 650. Test mules have made multiple appearances both here in India and abroad. It dons the same frame, fuel tank and even its engine. What the Scrambler has different, is an upgraded suspension and exhaust system.Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 BEARFront suspension setup gets USD telescopic forks as opposed to RSU (Right Side Up) telescopic forks on Interceptor 650. This should enable athleticism in the way it handles. We hope these are not the same forks from Super Meteor 650 with less travel. Rear suspension is still twin shockers. These are different from the ones found on Interceptor 650 with an external gas chamber.Rear subframe is changed and is slightly angled upwards. The main change is in its single-sided exhaust. This is not high-set as expected from a typical Scrambler. There is a new exhaust header as well routing both channels into one pipe. One less exhaust will reduce overall kerb weight. This can potentially be the lightest 650cc offering from Royal Enfield to date.The same 650cc Parallel Twin motorOther changes with Interceptor Bear 650 (believed RE Scram 650) are circular LED tail lights, LED headlights, block pattern tyres and not a lot more. The 648cc parallel twin air/oil-cooled engine generates 47 bhp of power and 52 Nm of torque. Royal Enfield might tune this engine differently on the Scrambler to establish a slightly different character.A 6-speed gearbox, slip and assist clutch, wire-spoke rims, an optional tripper screen with Bluetooth connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation are notable features. Speaking of prices of Interceptor Bear 650, Rs. 3.5 to 3.7 lakh should make it an interesting proposition. More
The same 648cc parallel-twin engine will be mated to Royal Enfield Shotgun 650, developing 47 bhp of power and 52 Nm of torque2023 Royal Enfield Shotgun 650cc
In keeping with its four motorcycles per year strategy, Royal Enfield has a lot on its hands right now. Starting from the lower end, the Chennai-based bikemaker is testing a new Bullet 350, Himalayan 450, Scrambler 450, Himalayan 650, Scram 650, Royal Enfield Shotgun 650, etc
After launching Super Meteor 650, updated Interceptor 650 and 650 GT earlier this year, Royal Enfield seems to be strengthening its 650cc portfolio with another offering. That is Shotgun 650. There have been multiple test mules of that in 2022, but got less frequent after that. Recently, a near-production version of Shotgun 650 was spotted testing on road. Is this a hint for an imminent launch? Let’s take a look.
Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 – Spied On Video
Shotgun 650 was first showcased as a stunning concept at EICMA 2021 and ever since, has been a highly anticipated bike from the marque. It has been attracting a lot of eyeballs from general consensus and celebrities alike, including Fast & Furious fame Sung Kang. It is so, because of how attractive the concept looked.
The near-production test mule spotted recently, retains much of the concept’s look. Which is a good thing. This RE motorcycle looks muscular all along. One can say that it resembles very closely to the recently launched Super Meteor as well. Sure, Royal Enfield will keep componentry like front USD forks, rear twin shocks, headlights, instrument cluster and most things. Video is credited to Kshitij.
Royal Enfield plans to launch multiple new 650cc motorcycles
Owing to different characters, there will be differences as well. Even though headlights are similar, Shotgun 650 gets a different headlight housing, made of machined aluminium like on Scram 411. Fuel tank is different, and so is the rear section. Tail light housings might be similar, but on Shotgun 650 test mules, turn indicators are closer to tail light than in Super Meteor.
Riding position looks more relaxed, lending Shotgun 650 a different rider triangle. Test mule features alloy wheels, Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 won’t be getting 19” front and 16” rear as we saw with Super Meteor. When launched, Royal Enfield is likely to offer a single-seat option as well.
Specs & Features – 650 cc Shotgun
The same 648cc air/oil cooled parallel-twin engine making 47 bhp of power and 52 Nm of torque will be kept as is. There might be a slightly different tune on Royal Enfield’s upcoming 650cc Shotgun, suiting its character. Transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed gearbox and a slipper clutch.
Features might include a USB socket to charge mobile phones. Speaking of mobile phones, we expect Shotgun 650 to come with Bluetooth connectivity and GPS, enabling turn-by-turn navigation as standard fitment. When launched, Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 will lock horns with other neo-retro-styled bikes like Kawasaki Z650RS, Benelli Leoncino 500 and the likes. Royal Enfield 650cc Shotgun price could be around Rs. 4 lakh (ex-sh). More
Unlike most custom jobs which revolve around design, this RE Continental GT 650 Cafe Racer mod gets enhanced performance and brakingRE Continental GT 650 Cafe Racer ModCustom bike builders bring a certain character out of their projects that manufacturers often can’t. That’s because manufacturers aim to appeal to a much wider range of buyers, while a custom bike builder has to appeal to one. That said, some custom bikes are more than just styling upgrades.This new Cafe Racer mod by Neev Motorcycles reflects the same idea. This is not just a stylized motorcycle. This particular Neev Motorcycle seems to have given “more power” in the briefing. That is exactly what Neev Motorcycles have delivered.RE Continental GT 650 Cafe Racer ModThis Continental GT 650 has been re-tuned to make more power. With more power, there should be better brakes too, right? In comes a dual disc setup at the front wheels. This is a thorough mod job and let’s take a closer look.RE Continental GT 650 Cafe Racer Mod – Engine & Braking UpgradesBetter brakes always go hand in hand with more power. Dropping the anchor on this custom Continental GT 650 Cafe Racer is a dual disc setup at the front with upgraded 4-pot calipers. A new master cylinder from Brembo is part of the upgrade as well. Rear braking setup has been kept stock.RE Continental GT 650 Cafe Racer ModNecessitating stronger brakes is a more powerful engine. The stock ECU with the base Royal Enfield GT 650 is tuned right from the factory. It makes 47 bhp of power and 52 Nm of torque. This ECU is now remapped to deliver more performance. This ECU upgrade seems to be subtle, hence negating the need for stronger forged components.RE Continental GT 650 Cafe Racer ModComponentry Upgrades With 180-Section TyreNeev Motorcycles could have used OEM USD front forks from Super Meteor 650. But these look much fatter and offer a lot of beef to motorcycles’ overall appeal. Stock 18” wire-spoke wheels have been done away in favour of 17” alloy wheels lifted straight from a Harley-Davidson Street Rod 750.150/60-17 front and 180/60-17 rear Pirelli Rally STR tyres with block pattern lend a lot of muscle over the stock 100/90-18 front and 130/70-18 rear tyres. Dual exhausts are still present but there is a custom unobstructed exhaust system with end cans having Akrapovic branding.RE Continental GT 650 Cafe Racer ModDesign UpgradesIn terms of design, the original ethos of Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is retained. Fuel tank is kept stock, but it now gets a new tank tie finished in gloss black. Other custom handbuilt parts and accessories include front and rear fenders, side body panels, and a custom rear subframe with a custom single seat and cowl.There is a new bash plate to protect underbelly, a new CNC machined triple tree and CNC milled clip-on handlebar, number plate assembly, repositioned stock instrument clusters, and more. The icing on the cake is a custom Grey shade playing beautifully with gloss black elements all along. After-market accessories include LED headlights, bar-end mirrors and grips. More
Royal Enfield Scram 650 is part of the company’s plans to expand its 650cc portfolio that currently has Super Meteor 650, Interceptor 650 and Continental GTRoyal Enfield Scram 650cc SpiedWith the 350cc segment comfortably in its bag, Royal Enfield is eying new growth opportunities by expanding its 650cc portfolio. RE is also working on its 450cc motorcycles, which will be the future of its existing 410cc platform. With higher capacity bikes, Royal Enfield will also be able to target overseas markets and take on biggies like Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, etc.In 650cc segment, Royal Enfield has already launched Super Meteor 650 earlier this year. Last week, they launched updated INT 650 and GT 650. Next up in the 650 range is likely to be 650cc classic roadster, 650cc Himalayan and a 650cc bobber, likely to be called Shotgun 650. A 650cc scrambler has also been spotted on road test. Latest spy shots are credited to Bullet Guru.Royal Enfield Scram 650cc SpiedRoyal Enfield Scram 650 Production Ready Spy ShotsTalking a bit about the bike’s exterior profile, the signature retro styling is evident in the round headlamp, indicators and rearview mirrors, circular instrument pod, classic fuel tank design and flat-type single piece saddle. Royal Enfield scrambler 650 has a lean build, which looks familiar to Hunter 350. Apart from the triangular side panels, everything else is purely bare bones.Riding ergonomics are pretty comfortable with centrally mounted foot pegs and raised handlebar. The bike’s saddle looks big enough to comfortably accommodate a pillion even on longer rides. Scrambler 650 will be mostly for street fun, but it seems capable of handling some mild off-roads as well. It has 17-inch wire-spoke wheels, linked to USD front forks and spring-loaded dual rear suspension.Royal Enfield Scram 650cc SpiedTech features could include Tripper navigation, which can be offered as an optional feature. Earlier this year, Royal Enfield had followed a similar approach for Himalayan and Meteor 350.Powering Royal Enfield 650 scrambler will be the 648cc parallel-twin motor that churns out 47 bhp of max power and 52 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. While engine output will be largely the same as 650 twins, Scram 650 will have a higher power-to-weight ratio. That’s because the bike will be lighter with the single piece exhaust.Royal Enfield Scram 650 Exhaust NoteWhile captured among the cacophony of other noises on the road, Scram 650’s exhaust note was still able to create a pleasing aural experience. The signature parallel-twin character is clearly evident and the soft engine hum seems to complement the bike’s overall vocals. While the exhaust note is quite captivating, it also carries with it the hints of a potent and powerful heart that beats within.[embedded content][embedded content]Distinctive character of the bike’s exhaust note could be linked to its 2-into-1 emission pipe. In comparison, the 650 twins and recently unveiled Super Meteor 650 are equipped with dual exhausts. One of the many things loved about Royal Enfield bikes is their exhaust notes. In that context, the company has done a great job in the upcoming Scrambler 650. Enthusiasts will be surely looking to try this one. Expect Royal Enfield Scram 650 to be priced in the Rs 3.5 lakh range, ex-sh.Source More
Of all the Royal Enfield custom jobs, Royal Enfield 650 Soul Star custom motorcycle by Neev Motorcycles based on Interceptor 650, is among the bestRoyal Enfield 650 Soul Star CustomRoyal Enfield motorcycles from the factory come out as timeless pieces of retro design that should appeal to a majority of mindsets. That said, there will always be people who would find a lack of character in these motorcycles. These people pursue a customisation route and come up with masterpieces that will wow the world.One such modder is Neev Motorcycles and their latest creation is named Soul Star. The main inspiration for this build is wheels found on the iconic Sun Temple of Konark, Odisha. Almost everything on this custom motorcycle has been built by scratch to create one of the most beautiful custom jobs we have ever seen by Neev Motorcycles.Royal Enfield 650 Soul Star CustomRoyal Enfield 650 Soul Star Custom – The Best Modified RE?Before I started to put my thoughts into this article, it was very difficult to gather words to do so. Such is its captivity. Neev Motorcycles embark on the journey into all eight Chakras in one’s life. The lesser-known 8th Chakra is the gateway to the spiritual world and all eight of them are depicted on 8-spoke bespoke machined aluminium wheels.To showcase these eight Chakras on its bespoke wheels, Neev Motorcycles has cleverly moved the rear disc brake and chain drive to the same side. This will put beautiful Brass-accented custom alloy wheels to full display from the right side, along with custom rerouted exhaust so that the left channel exits on the right side. These exhausts are finished in gloss black with Brass tips.Royal Enfield 650 Soul Star CustomBrass is a theme that Neev has used. This signifies grandeur and a large Brass dagger adorns Royal Enfield 650 Soul Star, residing on its fuel tank. This dagger is flanked by two fuel filler caps on either side of a beautifully finished custom fuel tank with Soul Star badging on either side. Other custom parts include fenders, sump guard, fork covers, single-seat, handlebars, body panels, CNC triple tree including chassis and swingarm.Royal Enfield 650 Soul Star CustomBrass Fittings On Custom RE MotorcycleBrass elements are found on fuel caps, daggers, handlebar risers, wheel engravings, footpegs, gear and brake levers, fender fittings, tank badges, brass chains and more. There is an aftermarket LED headlight unit along with LED turn indicators. Tail light is LED too and is moved towards the left along with the number plate.Not just that, the stock twin-pod instrument console has been moved towards the left too, arranged vertically. It is a little inconvenient, but who cares when the overall motorcycle looks so enthralling, right? Since we are nitpicking, Neev Motorcycles could have used a classier and more elegant font for Soul Star branding. That’s about it.Royal Enfield 650 Soul Star CustomThe massive 160/60-R18 front and 240/40-R18 rear tyres come off as bullish and give Soul Star a muscular stance. To put it into perspective, India’s favourite car, Swift, gets 165-section tyres. The stock 648 cc parallel-twin engine is kept identical along with dual-channel ABS braking hardware.This Royal Enfield engine makes 47 bhp of power and 52 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed gearbox. This is by far the best custom bike we have witnessed from Neev Motorcycles and if I get a raise, I know exactly whom to approach for a custom bike. (Boss, are you reading this?) More
Among all of Royal Enfield 650 Twins, only Continental GT 650 variants get new custom-made sporty tyres from ApolloNew RE 650 Twins At Dealer. Image – Machine RulesWith changing times, evolution of products is key and Royal Enfield understands this. Despite taking a rather long time, the much-awaited updates are finally here on Royal Enfield 650 twins. Most of the upgrades are similar between Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. But there are certain upgrades that have been bestowed only upon GT 650.Features like LED headlights, new switchgear, USB charging port and others are now made standard across the range for both vehicles. However, alloy wheels are only bundled with certain colour combinations only. With these updates, there is a price revision as well. Let’s take a look at all of these.Royal Enfield 650 Interceptor – New Updates. Hat tip Shubham Sharma.2023 Royal Enfield 650 Twins – New ColoursFor MY2023, Royal Enfield has introduced two new colours for Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 respectively. With Continental GT 650, Royal Enfield has discontinued Ventura Storm colour and has added Slipstream Blue and Apex Grey. Only these colour options get alloy wheels with tubeless tyres, a black engine bay and exhaust.With Interceptor 650, they are only offered with newly introduced Black Ray and Barcelona Blue. Interceptor now doesn’t get a slew of OG colours and newer ones like Orange Crush, Baker Express, Ventura Blue, and Downtown Drag. Take a look at the colour options that are currently offered with Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650.2023 Royal Enfield 650 Twins New Colours2023 Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650 – New FeaturesApart from the alloy wheels and blackened engine bay and exhaust, Royal Enfield has offered a slew of features for both Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. For MY2023, these were necessary and kinda expected at the price point that they command. For starters, Royal Enfield is now offering LED headlights, similar to the ones offered with Super Meteor 650.2023 RE 650 Twins – New FeaturesTurn indicators are still halogens, though. RE has thrown in adjustable clutch and brake levers with rotary dials to adjust on the fly, and new comfy seats. This enhances the comfort quotient, enabling riders to tweak their bike to their preference. Water-resistant USB type-A charging port below left switchgear allows riders to charge their electronics on the go.On top of these features, Continental GT 650 gets some extra goodies. They are modern switchgear found on Meteor 650 with upmarket feeling aluminium switch cubes, a hazard light, and a new master brake cylinder (all of these are offered with new colours of Interceptor only) and custom-made rear tyres from Apollo.RE 650 Twins – Special VariantsMY23 Royal Enfield 650 TwinsRoyal Enfield has kept wire-spoke wheels and shiny engine bay and exhaust as they were before with older colour options. This way, Royal Enfield is offering four different characteristics of its motorcycles. First, is Chrome body work and wire-spoke wheels, retaining the old-world charm. Second, single-tone colours with wire-spoke wheels.[embedded content][embedded content]Third, dual-tone colours with wire-spoke wheels. And lastly, blacked-out engine bay and silencers along with alloy wheels. These variants are the new ones added to Royal Enfield’s arsenal. Pricing for these new colours along with updates are Rs. 3,21,000 with Interceptor 650 and Rs. 3,39,000 with Continental GT 650 (all prices ex-sh, India). More
Alloy wheels for Royal Enfield 650 twins have been a long pending demand, which has now been fulfilled2023 Royal Enfield 650 LaunchedActing on market feedback, Royal Enfield has launched alloy wheels for Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 in India today. RE 650 twins also get other updates such as new LED headlight, new colours and USB charger. Levers and switchgear are also new, borrowed from new-age Royal Enfield bikes. 650 twins are currently the most popular bikes in 500cc+ segment, with a market share of more than 75%.2023 Royal Enfield 650 Twins Launched – Much Needed Updates, New PricesVisually, alloy wheels for 650 twins don’t seem to match the elegance of wire-spoke wheels. However, alloy wheels with tubeless tyres can be a lot more convenient of users. For example, fixing a puncture and changing tyres becomes a lot less painful. Alloy wheels are also largely maintenance free and have higher resistance to things like corrosion.Royal Enfield 650 Twins – New PricesTalking about the new colours, Interceptor 650 gets Black Ray and Barcelona Blue, whereas Continental GT has Slipstream Blue and Apex Grey. A unique aspect about these two new colourways is their blacked-out theme. Much of the surfaces across the engine, alloy wheels, exhaust and side panels have been blacked out. The new colours expand options available to buyers.As of now, alloy wheels are available with only the blacked-out variants. It could be introduced with other colour variants of 650 twins. Or at least they could be offered as an accessory with other colour variants. However, wire-spoke wheel variants are expected to continue to be the favourites, especially among retro enthusiasts.2023 Royal Enfield 650 LaunchedOther updates include a new LED headlight. It appears similar to the one used with Super Meteor 650. Some components like USB charger and switchgear seem to be borrowed from Royal Enfield Hunter 350. Prices of the new Royal Enfield 650 Interceptor is priced from Rs 3.03 lakh to Rs 3.31 lakh while Continental GT 650 starts from Rs 3.19 lakh and goes all the way to Rs 3.45 lakh. All prices are ex-sh. In comparison to outgoing version, prices have been increased by up to Rs 14,000.2023 Royal Enfield 650 LaunchedB. Govindarajan, CEO, Royal Enfield, said “The Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 have received immense love from riding enthusiasts across the world. We are certain that the new colors, especially the all-black variants with alloys, will definitely give customers more reason to ride these motorcycles, while the new functional upgrades will add to a fun and enjoyable riding experience.”650 twins’ performanceIn India, 650 twins have been updated to meet BS6 Phase 2 compliance norms. Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT are powered by a 648cc parallel twin, air/oil-cooled engine that churns out 47 hp of max power and 52 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 6-speed constant mesh gearbox. The engine has been designed to deliver smooth throttle response across the rev range. It makes the 650 twins suitable for both city streets as well as effortless cruising on wide open roads.650 twins have tubular steel frame with bolted trussing, suspended on 41mm front forks and dual coil-over shocks at rear. Braking duties are performed by 320 mm disc at front and 240 mm disc at rear. Dual-channel ABS is offered as standard. More
2023 Royal Enfield 650 Twins Continental GT and Interceptor gets all black treatment – Alloys, New colours, LED headlight, USB charger2023 Royal Enfield 650 Interceptor – Alloy, New ColourWire-spoke wheels are a perfect match for Royal Enfield 650 twins, owing to the elegant neo-retro profile of these bikes. It explains why alloy wheels were never offered as an option with Interceptor and Continental GT 650. However, things are set to change with the 650 Twins will soon get alloy wheel variants with new colour options. Now launched in Europe, Royal Enfield will soon be launching these in India.2023 Royal Enfield 650 TwinsAlloy wheels help achieve a sportier, aggressive profile for a bike. However, with the easy-going vibes of 650 twins, alloy wheels may seem a bit out of place. But in terms of practicality, alloy wheels with tubeless tyres can be advantageous.For example, fixing a puncture becomes a lot easier. Unlike wire-spoke wheels with tubed tyres, there is no need to take out the wheel to fix the puncture. As the puncture problem is quite widespread with the roads strewn with various types of debris, alloy wheels with tubeless tyres are a better choice.Another benefit of alloy wheels is that they are largely maintenance-free. Off-roading capabilities are limited with alloy wheels, but it won’t even be needed in case of folks whose usage will be limited to city streets and highways. In comparison, wire-spoke wheels may require periodic inspection and maintenance.2023 Royal Enfield 650 Continental GT – Alloy, New ColourWire-spoke wheels also tend to corrode faster on the inside, especially when exposed to water or humid conditions over a prolonged period. Internal corrosion of the wheels can itself cause punctures quite frequently. Alloy wheels with tubeless tyres don’t have such issues.New Colours, OBD-2 complianceAlong with the alloy wheels, Royal Enfield 650 twins will get cosmetic updates as well. As can be seen in the leaked photos, RE 650 Twins alloy wheel variant comes in new colours and graphics. Continental GT650 is seen in Silver colour with Orange stripes and Black colour with Blue stripes.Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 alloy wheel variant is seen with Navy Blue colour with Orange / Yellow dual tone finish. In addition, these motorcycles get blacked out finish on the engine, exhaust, front forks – giving it a meaner look.2023 Royal Enfield 650 Continental GT – Alloy, New ColourOBD-2 compliance is another update that 650 twins will be getting. The deadline for the same is March 31, 2023. Under OBD-2 compliance, the bikes will be fitted with an on-board diagnostic system. It can monitor and report emission levels in real-time. OBD-2 will be more effective in controlling pollution in comparison to the existing 6-monthly PUC system.Updated Royal Enfield 650 twins are expected to be launched in the coming days. With the updates and OBD-2 compliance, it is likely that prices will be bumped up slightly for Interceptor and Continental GT. Interceptor 650 current model is priced in the range of Rs 2.9 lakh to Rs 3.14 lakh. Continental GT 650 retails in the range of Rs 3.05 lakh to Rs 3.31 lakh. (ex-sh prices). More