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Royal Enfield Twins become UK’s best-selling motorcycles in June 2020

Written by Nizam Shaikh

The UK motorcycling industry has seen a surge in sales of Royal Enfield motorcycles especially the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 in the UK market. According to a media report, the brand has sold more units of the twin-cylinder motorcycle than the popular Honda PCX 125 scooter which earlier topped the charts in the UK. The surge in the sale is speculated to be due to the new of normal social distancing where people are avoiding the use of public transport and are opting for two-wheelers. 

The brand is being reported to have sold 196 units of the Interceptor 650 in June which is not only more than the Honda PCX 125 but also the BMW R1250GS which sold 188 units in the same period. The Royal Enfield Twins are also GBP 3,000 cheaper than the Triumph Street Twin which comes in a similar modern-classic design theme but the Triumph is regarded as a luxury purchase. 

Closer to home, the Chennai-based manufacturer has announced their sales performance for the month of June 2020 and the brand sold 38,065 units, across its portfolio in the month of June 2020 as against 58,339 units for June 2019 which shows a decline of 35% when compared to the same period in the last year. 

Both the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 are powered by a 648 cc air/oil-cooled, 4-valve/cylinder parallel-twin, SOHC engine with twin throttle bodies with Bosch fuel injection and engine management system that produces 47 BHP of power and 52 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper assist clutch. 

In India, Royal Enfield now also offers extended warranties for 5 years now on its BS6 range of models. The Royal Enfield extended warranties are eligible on the Royal Enfield Himalayan, the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. The Extended Warranty covers most mechanical parts, including the engine, transmission, fuel pump, ECU fuel injectors, crankcase, etc.