Royal Enfield 650 Twins review

The Royal Enfield Twins have finally landed in Australia and today I got to spend the afternoon on both Continental GT 650 Cafe Racer and the Interceptor 650 from Royal Enfield. James from Penrith Motorcycle center popped these 2 bikes in the van and drove them to the Northern Beaches for me to test.
http://www.penrithmotorcycles.com.au/ 139 Blaikie Road, Penrith NSW 2750 tel:0247214439
ENGINE Type: Air/oil-cooled, SOHC, eight-valve, four-stroke parallel-twin
Capacity: 648cc Bore x stroke: 78mm x 67.8mm
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Fuel system: Electronic fuel injection PERFORMANCE Claimed maximum power: 47hp (34.6kW) at 7100rpm
Claimed maximum torque: 52Nm at 4000rpm
TRANSMISSION Type: Six-speed Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Final drive: Chain CHASSIS AND RUNNING GEAR Frame: Tubular steel double cradle Front suspension: 41mm fork, non-adjustable Rear suspension: Twin shocks, adjustable for preload
Front brakes: Single 320mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear brake: Single 240mm disc with single-piston caliper
Tyres: Pirelli Phantom Sport – 100/90-18 front, 130/70-18 rear
DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES Claimed dry weight: 202kg
Seat height: 804mm
Wheelbase: 1400mm Length: 2122mm
Fuel capacity: 13.7 litres
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Dutton Garage and Mid Life Cycles visit

On a recent visit to Melbourne I took the opportunity to visit 2 iconic motoring locations while I was there. Being a new owner of a Royal Enfield motorcycle I wanted to visit Mid Life Cycles to check out their bikes and buy some Royal Enfield merchandise to set the scene. So a 30 minute walk from our hotel, through the sporting precinct, past Rod Laver Arena and the mighty MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) on the Eastern side of the Melbourne CBD we arrived in Cremorne to have a look at the showroom.

Afterwards we walked a further 20 minutes to Richmond to find a warehouse in a back street across the railway line, that housed Dutton Garage. Here at Dutton Garage there were so many Supercars, Classic Cars and Sports Cars that I could not believe it. To top it off all these cars are for sale too. There were Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, Ford Gt, Mustang and McLaren to name a few. Truly my dream garage.

After spending quite some time looking and dreaming it was time to head back into Melbourne with a nice walk along the Yarra River and into the Lonsdale Street Greek Festival for a good meal and to head home.

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2018 Royal Enfield 650 Twins – Continental GT & Interceptor

2018 Royal Enfield has had TWINS??

I’ve been a motorcycle lover since I could walk. My father always spoke about his riding days on BSA’s, Harley’s and Triumph’s, and these styles have always been the ones I loved the most too.

Today I popped into Royal Enfield Sydney to have a look at their brand new 650cc Twins……and they are spectacular!!!

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There is a Continental GT, based on the British Royal Enfield Café Racer style, that really took my eye. The seating position was sporty but not to the extent that and old bloke like me would get sore and cramped.

The second twin was the Interceptor. This had a more classic stance and a slightly higher seating position that could also be easily modified into a Scrambler style if so desired.

Both Twins are running the same engines and chassis, powered by at 650cc air and oil cooled Twin engine. Royal Enfield did plenty of research to finally land with a 270 Degree Firing Angle to create the best efficiency, torque, and also finding the most pleasing sound.

Royal Enfield’s Single Cylinder models are known and love for that “Big Single” thump, and wanted to develop a nice rumble with the Twins.

These 2 were on display only with the demo models arriving later in the year for test riding.

If you’d like to go in the draw to be the first person to test ride these beautiful bikes, get on down to Royal Enfield Sydney at 336 Parramatta Rd, Burwood NSW 2134 before 17th February 2018, get your photo taken on the bike and share on socials with the Hashtag #RETwinsSydney

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Thanks to Royal Enfield Sydney for having me today, and I look forward to test riding and reviewing any of their bikes soon.

Author: Rob Charlwood

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