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PowerTRONIC launches Performance ECU for Royal Enfield 650 Twins

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Performance engine management systems manufacturer, PowerTRONIC has announced a new plug and play engine control unit for the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650. The engine control module is a piggyback system can be installed easily on the motorcycle and boosts power and torque output through race-engineered and user adjustable ignition and fuel mapping.

The Royal Enfield Interceptor  650 and the Continental GT 650 share the powertrain and the ECU can be used on both the motorcycles. The 650 twins are powered by a 648 cc air/oil-cooled, 4-valve/cylinder parallel-twin, SOHC engine that produces 47 BHP of power @ 7250 RPM and 52 Nm of torque @ 5250 RPM paired to a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper assist clutch and twin throttle bodies with Bosch fuel-injection and engine management system.

PowerTRONIC claims that the piggyback ECU increases the power by 3 to 5 BHP and up to 3 Nm of torque over the stock output figures. The brand has Dyno tested the gains and claims a better instant-throttle response and partial-throttle region feedback at lower speeds and in the twisty sections of the road. The ECU also opens the REV Limiter from the standard rev limit to the PowerTRONIC preset 12,000 RPM and for race-engineered maps, the Limit can be set up to 15,000 RPM. 

The PowerTRONIC piggyback ECU can be configured easily by the user using the preset maps provided by the brand and an additional handlebar mounted map switch can be installed to access between modes. 

The control unit is priced at INR 22,000 and the handlebar mounted switch an additional INR 1,300 and can be purchased from the brand’s official website. The company also offers a 1-year unlimited support and replacement warranty.

It is important to note that the PowerTRONIC piggyback ECU is not an official accessory from Royal Enfield and installation of the component may affect the vehicle warranty.