Royal Enfield Australia and New Zealand has confirmed the price for the new Continental GT and Interceptor 650 models for the Kiwi marketplace with the bikes confirmed to be available to the NZ public in February 2019.
The pricing of the two new models is split between three variants each – a Classic as the base model, the mid-level Custom and the top-spec Chrome trim level.
The bikes enter at $10,290 with the Interceptor 650 in Classic trim. The Interceptor being the more traditional of the two Royal Enfield 650s, will be going up against still competition from the established players in the New Zealand market – namely Triumph Motorcycles and that company's extensive Bonneville and Street ranges.
However, it is the pricing which will weigh heavily in the Royal Enfield's favour with the entry level Triumph Street Twin priced between $14-16,000.
The Cafe Racer Continental GT 650 will enter the market at $10,590 and again cuts the price on the established entry into the cafe class from Triumph by a significant $6,400.
Interested buyers can reserve their bike now by talking to their local Royal Enfield dealership, with the first shipment of 650 twins expected to arrive in February.
Full pricing as announced by Royal Enfield Australia and New Zealand is as follows:
Classic = $10,290 inc GST
Custom = $10,490 inc GST
Chrome = $10,790 inc GST
Continental GT 650:
Classic = $10,590 inc GST
Custom = $10,790 inc GST
Chrome = $10,990 inc GST