Royal Enfield marks 120th year with anniversary  edition of Interceptor and Continental GT 650

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 23 Nov 2021


Royal Enfield unveiled the 120th Year Anniversary Edition of its popular 650 Twin motorcycles - the Interceptor INT 650 and the Continental GT 650 at EICMA 2021.

Conceptualised and designed in celebration of Royal Enfield’s legacy, the motorcycles present a unique opportunity for global enthusiasts with a limited production run of only 480 units, distributed as 120 units each for India, Europe, Americas and South-East Asia, comprising of 60 Continental GT 650 and 60 Interceptor INT 650 for each region.

Speaking on the launch, Siddhartha Lal, Managing Director of Eicher Motors said, “There was simply no better way of celebrating this milestone than sharing a piece of it with our consumers around the world. We are delighted to bring the 120th Anniversary Edition 650 Twin motorcycles to enthusiasts around the world, and share the brand’s legacy with them. Both the Interceptor and the Continental GT are hugely successful around the world today, as they were in the 1960’s, and truly represent our heritage of making simple and enjoyable motorcycles”

Given the milestone and exclusivity, the 120th Year anniversary edition Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 have been designed and handcrafted by the company’s teams across the UK and India.

The rich black-chrome tank colour scheme, has been developed in-house, with Royal Enfield's industry-leading chroming technology at the company’s original 1950’s manufacturing factory in Thiruvottiyur, Chennai - India. The motorcycles are chromed with an alternate, sustainable trivalent eco- friendly process. To complement the black chrome tanks, both the Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650 will feature, for the first time, completely blacked out components, with the engine, silencer and other elements in an array of black colour schemes. The motorcycles will also come equipped with a range of accessories such as flyscreens, engine guards, heel guards, touring and bar end mirrors amongst.

The 120th Year Anniversary edition motorcycles will feature a very unique, handcrafted, die-cast brass tank badge. These brass badges have been made in collaboration with the ‘Sirpi Senthil’ family who are multi-generational artisans from Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India. Particularly specialized in making the elegant brass effigies for the most revered temples in India for centuries, this is the first time that these artisans have collaborated with any automotive brand.

Reminiscent of the brand’s legacy of passionately building handcrafted motorcycles, the 120th Year Anniversary edition Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650s will also boast of the legendary Royal Enfield hand-painted pinstripes.

To make each motorcycle even more exclusive, the tank top badge will feature the unique serial number of each motorcycle indicating that it is 1 of 60 unique motorcycles in any of the four regions mentioned around the world. Additionally, the motorcycles will also adorn a side panel decal that is a special ode to Royal Enfield’s 120 years.

In India, the 120th Year Anniversary Edition Twins will be made available via a limited time online sale on December 6, 2021, on the brand’s website -www.royalenfield.com/120thedition. Consumers interested in owning these can register themselves on the website. The details for the sale process will be shared directly on the registered email addresses.