2024 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Makes Grand Entrance in France along with Continental GT 650

Renowned for its iconic motorcycles, Royal Enfield has introduced the 2024 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 in the picturesque landscapes of France along with Continental GT 650. This legendary 650 twin, originally crafted in India, has now set its wheels on the French terrain, bringing with it a blend of power, style, and innovation. This marks a significant expansion of Royal Enfield’s global presence, demonstrating the brand’s commitment to offering its classic creations to a wider audience.

2024 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
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The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 first introduced internatianally in the year of 2018, september as per report on zigwheels. It is noteworthy that these models represent the company’s first foray into modern twin-cylinder motorcycles. Their inspiration came from the 1960s Interceptor, which boasted a 750cc engine.

2024 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650

These motorcycles held the flagship position in the middleweight lineup, particularly after receiving significant updates like alloy wheels with tubeless tyres. However, they encountered fresh competition in the competitive 650cc motorcycle class with the introduction of the Super Meteor 650.

This marked the first time that Chennai-based manufacturer introduced LED headlamp illumination, and now this feature has made its way to the lineup of the 2023 Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. As part of the 2024 updates, Royal Enfield has not only enhanced the hardware but also refreshed the aesthetics of its original 650 twins.

Royal Enfield’s recent unveiling brings us the updated Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650, tailored to meet international market demands. These updates mark a new era for the 2024 lineup of the original 650 twins, introducing hardware improvements and fresh aesthetics as standard features.

One significant change is the inclusion of LED headlights, which maintain their classic round shape while emitting a bright white light, enhancing the bikes’ premium appeal. However, it’s worth noting that while many welcome this update, some purists may still prefer traditional halogen lighting.

Despite these cosmetic enhancements, the mechanical specifications of the 2024 Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 remain unchanged, ensuring they deliver the classic RE performance. Both models are equipped with a 647.95cc parallel twin engine featuring a 270-degree firing order, producing a steady 46.8 horsepower.

The addition of a USB charger and shared switchgear elements from the Hunter 350 brings modern convenience to the 650 twins. The USB port, a weatherproof USB type A unit, offers smartphone charging on the go, enhancing functionality while maintaining classic appeal.

Royal Enfield has introduced new paint schemes for both models, including Black Ray and Barcelona Blue for the Int 650, while the cafe racer variant offers Slipstream Blue and Apex Grey. These design updates, featuring a sleek black finish on the exhaust system, body panels, and the engine area, will result in a slight price increase for both motorcycles.

The launch of the 2024 Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 in France underscores Royal Enfield’s global commitment to delivering exceptional motorcycles. These bikes are now available in France, with the Interceptor 650 starting at $7,890 USD and the Continental GT 650 priced at around $8,200 USD, both higher than their Indian counterparts due to export costs as reported at RideApart.. French motorcycle enthusiasts are embracing these Royal Enfield 650 twins despite the premium pricing.


The arrival of the 2024 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 in France signifies a significant milestone for the iconic motorcycle manufacturer. With their classic yet updated features, these motorcycles are poised to make a mark on the scenic roads of France, offering riders an unforgettable journey filled with style, innovation, and adventure.

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