Combining modern technology with hand-crafted traditional motorcycle building, Royal Enfield has built just 480 limited edition Interceptor and Continental GT motorcycles to celebrated its 120th Anniversary.
Of the 480, just 60 are coming to Australia, priced at $13,990 (ride away) for the Interceptor and $1000 more for the Continental GT.
Royal Enfield describe the bikes as “Stunning, anniversary edition Interceptor and Continental GT 650s with a rich black-chrome colour scheme and handcrafted brass tank badges that proudly represent the brand’s 120 year journey.
“Conceptualised and designed in celebration of Royal Enfield’s rich and storied legacy, the motorcycles present a unique opportunity for global enthusiasts to own a piece of motorcycling history with a limited production run of only 120 units in South-East Asia, comprising of 60 Continental GT 650 and 60 Interceptor 650.
“The unique, 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 Genuine Motorcycle Accessories such as flyscreens, engine guards, heel guards, touring and bar end mirrors amongst others in a black disguise to compliment the overall design.
“Proudly celebrating the brand’s handcrafted DNA, the 120th Year Anniversary edition motorcycles will feature a very unique, handcrafted, die-cast brass tank badge. These exquisite looking brass badges have been made in collaboration with the ‘Sirpi Senthil’ family who are multi-generational artisans from the temple town of 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.
If you want one, get in quick.