The 15th edition of Rider Mania was memorable for the entire Royal Enfield community that had assembled in Goa for the three-day festival. Not only did the largest gathering of Royal Enfield enthusiasts witness record participation, what made it even more special was the unveiling of the most anticipated motorcycles - The Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. The showcase of these two new motorcycles to the community, much ahead of the launch, testifies that Royal Enfield riders and community are at the heart of Royal Enfield's brand and the community is the custodian of its brand purpose of Pure Motorcycling. Rider mania is the world's largest gathering of Royal Enfield's enthusiasts and it is a celebration of motorcycling as a way of life. The idea behind Royal Enfield unveiling the new twin motorcycles, exclusively to the community at Rider Mania was to celebrate the spirit of this community. It is the idea that the community relates to even before buying Royal Enfield motorcycles, and it is this proposition that the new 650 twins will help strengthen.

As many of you may know, Royal Enfield’s modern motorcycles have been manufactured in India and distributed around the globe; however, the centre of its R&D is based in Leicestershire near London, where Royal Enfield’s motorcycles have been developed with advanced technologies. With the launch of new engine in both models, all bikers will definitely fall in love with these models

Poramin Thongkong, L'Optimum, Thailand

The new 650 Twins have the potential to be game changers for Royal Enfield, particularly in overseas markets as they offer a step-up from the current line-up to customers looking for a mid-size motorcycle. From an Indian perspective, the bikes appear promising as these bikes have the potential to expand the 500cc+ segment quite substantially. At the outset, the new twin motorcycles showcased at EICMA seem to have good fit and finish, built quality and a retro look that should go down well with the customers. The reliability and the price of the new 650 twins will be a crucial factor towards the success of these motorcycles

Rishad Mody, Autocar India

In Germany, Royal Enfield enjoys so far exotic status, but that could change in the future. With the Royal Enfield unveiling the Continental GT 650 and Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 at EICMA, these motorcycles are being eagerly anticipated. They will certainly help Royal Enfield expand their presence in Germany

Johannes Muller, Motorrad, Germany


After 30 years of professional work in two wheels, I can say I know very well what’s behind such a pleasant event you organised in the last 3 days. Believe me, you’re one of the best between the best in your working sector. These bikes are going to make headlines in Italy

Riccardo Cappachione, Motocicclismo, Italy