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Royal Enfield launches Thunder and Lightning edition 650s in the UK, all you need to know

Royal Enfield: The Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 was unveiled by Royal Enfield at EICMA 2022. The vehicle builds on the 650cc chassis that Royal Enfield has been developing recently and has been used in the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650.

The Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 are two well-known bikes that serve as the foundation for the latest special edition versions from Royal Enfield.
Royal Enfield’s new limited-edition project, “Thunder & Lightning,” consists of two models: “Lightning” is based on the Interceptor 650 and “Thunder” is based on the Continental GT 650.

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Royal Enfield Continental Gt 650 Thunder Edition

Emission TypeBS6
Brakes FrontDisc
Kerb Weight202 Kg
Wheels TypeSpoke
Engine Displ.648 cc
Max Power47.65 PS @ 7150 rpm
StartingSelf Start Only
Tyre TypeTubeless

The Thunder version of the Continental GT 650 has the same accessories as the Interceptor 650. The riding position provided by the basic handlebar and footpegs is nevertheless athletic and engaged, despite the modest lean towards touring that these modifications give it. The bike’s starting price is £6,659 in Europe (Rs 6.58 lakh). The Lightning and Thunder editions now have the same engines, hardware, and features as their corresponding normal counterparts.

Interceptor 650 Lightning editions

Emission TypeBS6
Brakes FrontDisc
Kerb Weight202 Kg
Wheels TypeSpoke
Engine Displ.648 cc
Max Power47.65 PS @ 7150 rpm
StartingSelf Start Only
Tyre TypeTubeless

Launch in India

Although the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 Lightning and Thunder editions are not offered for purchase in India, the same accessories are still available to buy from Royal Enfield’s official accessory catalogue.

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