The Dyno test video of the Royal Enfield is out and the results are as expected. The test was done on both 650cc models, The Interceptor 650 and the GT 650. For comparison sake, we are also measuring the power of KTM Duke 390, which is almost as powerful as both Royal Enfield motorcycles.
Since the day it was launched, the Ktm Duke 390 has remained the most bang for buck motorcycle in India. It was the king until the launch of Royal Enfield Continental GT 650, which seemingly replaced the Duke from its throne. The GT 650 is more powerful on the paper, with a 650cc oil cooled parallel twin engine which produces 47 HP and 52 Nm of torque. As a result, people are convinced that the Duke 390 is no longer a performance option when it comes to buying a performance bike in Rs. 2 to Rs. 3 lakh price range. Let us discuss Pros and Cons of buying a KTM Duke 390 over Royal Enfield Continental GT 650.
I was chatting with one of my friends earlier, about the plans for his future bike. He told me that, Benelli 600i seems like a good option, for his touring and amateur racing. Without wasting a single second, I said “Why not one of the 650 twins”, and no, I wasn’t and still am not promoting any Royal Enfield products. My reaction was the outcropping of the “Not yet confirmed fact” that the new twin cylinder motorcycles will be priced under Rs 3 lakh.
People are freaking out over the Royal Enfield’s record at the Bonneville dry salts. The company set a top speed of 240 km/h with their Continental GT 650. It’s a good speed but I am here to tell you that why it isn’t all that impressive.