Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is the most powerful RE bike in India.
Royal Enfield has rolled out its 650 twin motorcycles – the Continental GT 650 Twin and the Interceptor 650 Twin – in the country. While the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is being priced between Rs 2.65 lakh – Rs 2.85 lakh, the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is available in the price range of Rs 2.50 lakh – Rs 2.70 lakh (all, ex-showroom). First previewed at the 2017 EICMA Show in Milan in November, 2017, both the bikes are produced at the bikemaker’s Chennai based plant.
The RE Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 made their India debut at the 2017 Rider Maina in Goa. While the Continental GT 650 is a cafe racer, the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is a retro-styled roadster. The 650 twins share the chassis and the engine. Interestingly, the all-new middleweight motorcycles are the first Royal Enfield models to feature the company’s first modern parallel-twin engine, which was officially unveiled at the UK Technology Centre near Leicester.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Features
– Retro-modern styling
– Twin-cylinder, 648cc, FI engine
– ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)
– LED headlight
– Big fat tyres
– Chrome twin-exhaust pipe
– Twin-pod analogue instrument cluster
– Dual disc brakes
– Large fuel tank Read – Upcoming Royal Enfield Bikes in India
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Price in India
|Interceptor 650||Rs 2.50 lakh|
|Interceptor 650 Custom||Rs 2.57 lakh|
|Interceptor 650 Chrome||Rs 2.70 lakh|
The new middleweight bike is a crucial global product for Royal Enfield. The Chennai bikemaker has been bullish on opening stores in international markets. Interestingly, the Interceptor 650 is RE’s first-of-its-kind global model that put up against the several international middleweight motorcycles. As mentioned above, the base version of the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 has been made available at Rs 2.50 lakh. The Custom and Chrome models are priced at Rs 2.57 lakh and Rs 2.70 lakh respectively. All are ex-showroom. The aggressive pricing for the 650cc bike will play an important role to lure its target customers. Read – 2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan Price & Details
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Design
Royal Enfield’s upcoming middleweight motorcycle is built on an all-new twin cradle chassis, which has been developed and designed by the British motorcycle racing and parts manufacturer – Harris Performance. The Interceptor 650 shares some of its design elements with other Continental GT models known for their café racer styling. Though, the company has modified the bike to make more space for the larger 650cc engine on the new frame. The middleweight bike sits on a long wheelbase and features 7-inch headlamp, twin clock front, narrow teardrop tank with signature badging and a Monza-style fuel cap. Picture Gallery – Barood: A Tastefully Modified Royal Enfield 350
Royal Enfield is popularly known for its retro styling and Interceptor 650 also gets the quintessential elements such as intricate chrome work, large exhausts, round headlamp etc. Features such as dual exhausts, twin-pod analogue instrument cluster and optional ABS are also available on the bike. The Interceptor 650 gets quilted twin seat that offers upright riding position. The bike comes fitted with 100/90-18 front and 130/70-18 rear tyres.
The new Royal Enfield 650cc bike is available in a choice of six colour options – Mark Three, Glitter & Dust, Orange Crush, Ravishing Red, Silver Spectre and Baker Express.
Dimensionally, the new RE bike measures 2,122mm long, 1,165mm wide and 789mm tall. The bike offers a seat height of 804mm, and stands tall on 174mm of ground clearance. It has fuel tank capacity of 13.7-liters. Carrying a kerb weight of 202kg, the new middleweight motorcycle offers payload capacity 200kg. Read – Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and 500X Price & Details
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Specifications
|Engine||648cc, single-cylinder, air-oil cooled|
Power for Royal Enfield’s middleweight bike comes from a parallel-twin, 648cc, fuel injected engine. The air-oil cooled motor features a small radiator, which is fitted in front of the engine on the double-cradle chassis. It’s the most powerful engine from Royal Enfield delivering a maximum power output of 47bhp at 7,250rpm, while producing a peak torque of 52Nm at 5,250rpm. Channelling power to the rear wheel is a 6-speed gearbox. The bike also gets a digital spark ignition – TCI.
The bike features dual exhausts and optional ABS. In terms of styling, the bike takes cues from the Continental GT series, however changes have been made to accommodate the all-new larger engine. In line with the new norms for two-wheelers, the engine meets the new BSIV emission norms. The modern 650cc twin engine has been developed on a global platform that would carry the Royal Enfield legacy. It has been designed to offer the right balance between power, torque and usability, and to ensure a smooth and unintimidating riding experience. Check Out – India’s 5 Best Modified Royal Enfield Bullets
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Mileage
The Interceptor 650 is the most powerful RE motorcycle in the country. On the fuel efficiency ground, this new middleweight motorcycle is a decent performer. While the bikemaker hasn’t yet revealed the official mileage figures of the bike, it is estimated to return fuel economy around 15-20kmpl in city and 20-25kmpl on the highways.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Suspension & Braking System
Braking duties on the new Royal Enfield bike are carried out by 320mm front and 240mm rear disc brakes. The ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) comes as standard on the bike. Aiming to ensure a comfortable ride, the company has equipped it with 41mm front fork, 110mm travel upfront and twin coil-over shocks, 88mm travel rear suspension unit. Read About – Royal Enfield 1000cc Bike By Carberry Motorcycles
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Competition
Being a global product, the Interceptor 650cc, powered by the high capacity engine could play a major role in reversing image of the Chennai-based bike maker, known for making niche products across the globe. It’s a crucial product for RE that could strengthen its position in the middleweight bike segment. The new middleweight RE Interceptor 650 takes on the Harley-Davidson Street 750 in the segment. Priced aggressively, the Interceptor 650 is expected to be a more lucrative offering out of the two.
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