Tripper Navigation Incoming For Royal Enfield’s 650cc Twins
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Tripper Navigation Incoming For Royal Enfield’s 650cc Twins

News by Team Drivio | May 05, 2023

This is definitely a much-needed update for both, the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. 

  • Their engine, meanwhile, will remain the same 648cc parallel twin mill. 
  • It’ll still have about 47PS and 52.3Nm on tap.
  • Both bikes even get a slipper clutch. 

The Tripper navigation pod will soon be available for the Continental GT 650 and Royal Enfield Interceptor 650. In contrast to the Super Meteor 650, where it is standard, it will be available here as an add-on.

Both of the older 650cc models recently got a number of standard updates, like new switchgear, LED headlights, and alloy wheels on some variations. The accessories catalogue will soon be updated as well. RE will provide LED indicators as add-on extras for the Interceptor and the Continental GT 650. 

When you pick the navigation pod, the Tripper will only be an addition, and the other equipment won't be impacted. The Tripper will still be positioned between the twin-pod speedo and tacho setup. Even though the design isn't completely seamless, it does have a nice theme: three circular pods with chrome rims.

Whether the Tripper pod can be retrofitted into earlier Interceptors and Continentals is one item that is currently unclear. Customers will benefit further from the installation of the Tripper navigation pod. The Tripper Navigation pod can fit into the twin-pod instrument console that is already there. In its most basic form, it is a Bluetooth-enabled display that offers measurements for both direction and distance.

The engine is the same BS6 RDE-compliant component, on the other hand. Due to the revised ECUs in both models, the 648cc parallel-twin engine's torque has been somewhat increased. 

Now while there are no direct competitors for the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650, the Husqvarna Vitpilen 250 is a more economical option in the cafe racer market. The Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 is also a viable option financially. The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, on the other hand, faces off against the Kawasaki Z650RS.