Royal Enfield’s bikes demand in the Indian market has started to grow again. The recent launch of Royal Enfield 650 Twins and Continental GT 650 has suddenly increased. The bikes were launched last year in the month of November. Meanwhile, The Company has also increased the production of bikes simultaneously due to the sudden increase in demand.
The waiting period of Royal Enfield 650 Twins and Royal Enfield GT 650 has increased to 4 to 6 months. At the same time, Royal Enfield produces 2500 unit per month, but they are in plan to increase the production to 4-5 thousand unit per month due to increase in demand of Royal Enfield 650 Twins and Royal Enfield GT 650 in the Indian market. It is considered to be the longest waiting period of any production bike in India.
According to the company, Royal Enfield 650 Twins has the main demand in the Indian market due to its low cost and powerful engine. Royal Enfield 650 Twins has competitors at the same price as KTM Duke 390 and TVS Apache RR 310. The demand for the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 has also increased. The waiting time in Chennai and Mumbai is around 4 to 5 months, whereas the waiting period in Mysore is around 3 to 4 months.
According to the reports, one of the reasons behind the decline in the supply of Royal Enfield 650 Twins was the strike in February of employees at the Royal Enfield Orgamide plant, which was later withdrawn. The sale of Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT 650 in November was 325 units, which reached 629 units by December 2018. In January 1069 units were sold. Twins sales increased to 1445 units in February.
Royal Enfield 650 Twins are exported to the US, UK, Thailand and Australia. In Thailand, the demand for these two models has increased to 700 units. After which the company has decided to install a CKD plant in Thailand. Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT 650 is from 2.50 lakh rupees. While the starting price of the Continental GT 650 is 2.65 lakh rupees.
Both the bikes have a 648 cc parallel twin air-cooled engine, which gives a torque of 52Nm at a maximum of 47 bhp at 7250 rpm and 5250 rpm. Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is in competition with Harley Davidson street 750, which costs nearly the double the price of Royal Enfield Interceptor 650.