Oh, and it’s fun, too. Spec-chart mavens may scoff at the modest 42.55 hp at 6,820 rpm and 37.48 pound-feet torque at 5,010 rpm, but those numbers don’t truly depict what the INT is like to ride in the real world. There’s plenty of low-end and midrange power to get the bike moving swiftly through busy traffic or down your favorite canyon road, and it’ll cruise at 80 mph on the highway without breaking a sweat. The overall power spread is nice and wide, meaning paying attention to the tachometer is optional. Even though the twin revs surprisingly quick, the engine is fine with wherever in the rpm range you want to change gears, and shifting early to take advantage of the flat torque curve won’t penalize your acceleration one bit. Sure, there are plenty of more powerful bikes of similar engine size out there, but outright power obviously isn’t what Royal Enfield was aiming for with its new 650 twins.