With its beautifully sculpted lines of the gleaming, hand-polished aluminum engine, classic teardrop tank and diamond-quilt-patterned twin seat, the INT650 harkens back to a golden era of motorcycling. The vintage-inspired aesthetics is augmented with the 36-spoke aluminum alloy rims and tires specially developed for Royal Enfield. What really brings the legend to life is the evocative exhaust note, one that meters on a power-on rumble, meant to turn heads and move your soul.
The Royal Enfield INT650 is the non-identical twin to the Continental GT. Barring the ergonomic differences, it’s predominantly the same motorcycle. Not a fan of the GT’s styling and committed riding triangle? The INT650 should address all of that. What’s even more appealing about this motorcycle is its pricing. With rivals like the Triumph Speed Twin 900 (previously called the Street Twin) costing notably more, the INT650 occupies a space of its own and is a great bargain for what it offers.