Royal Enfield has been established in 1901, and today, in 2022, the brand is celebrating its 120th anniversary. To celebrate, Royal Enfield is also launching a limited edition of the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT650 twin bikes in black, with a low-profile, high-quality appearance. The two limited-edition models will be available for pre-order on March 7.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT650 twins are both powered by 648cc parallel twin-cylinder injection engines, with a maximum horsepower of 47 and a maximum torque of 52Nm. The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT650 have captured the hearts of many vintage riders with their old-fashioned looks and affordable prices.
The 120th-anniversary limited edition from Royal Enfield is also an upgrade in appearance, with a special chrome plating on the whole bike, which is one of the first special techniques used by Royal Enfield in the 1950s; the frame and engine parts of the bike are blacked out, and the fuel tank is decorated with a hand-made die-cast brass badge, and the side cover is decorated with 120th-anniversary gold lettering. The 120th-anniversary limited edition is blacked out with a hand-made die-cast brass badge on the fuel tank and gold lettering on the side cover.
According to the foreign media, the Royal Enfield 120th anniversary twins will be sold in 60 units each, with overseas prices of £8,150 and £8,350, or about NT$300,000 and NT$310,000; unfortunately, the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT650 have not yet been introduced to the Taiwan market since their release in 2019. Unfortunately, the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT650 have not been introduced to the Taiwan market since their release in 2019, so there is little chance of seeing these two limited edition models in Taiwan in the future.
History of Royal Enfield
Royal Enfield motorcycles are one of the oldest motorcycle brands, and like some of the other classic brands, it has a very storied history. In 1851, Englishman George Townsend founded a needle factory called Givry Works. After his death, his son George Jr. transformed the factory with his half-brother and introduced a new product, the relatively early bicycle. The iron frame and wooden rims were the most distinctive features, and after 1880, George Jr. happened to obtain drawings of a modern bicycle-like design from a neighbor, and his company has been in business ever since, from the machining of new bicycle parts to the independent production of bicycles. The “out-of-the-box” Givry Works needle factory grew and laid the foundation for the creation of Royal Enfield Motorcycles.
However, in 1890, the Georges did not expect the major financial crisis that followed and tried to negotiate with capitalists from Birmingham to alleviate the situation, but unfortunately, no satisfactory solution was found and the company was eventually transferred to the capitalists. After the change of ownership, Albert Eadie joined the company and the company was soon reorganized. It was not long before Albert was presented with an opportunity to enter into a contract with the Royal Light Arms Factory in Enfield for the supply of precision rifle parts, and to celebrate such a hard-won order, Albert and R.J. Smith, who joined the company with him, named the new bicycle they were producing Enfield.