Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
Royal Enfield's flagship motorcycle from the Chennai-based manufacturer gets a starting price of Rs. 2.67 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The top-end variant - Glitter and Dust costs Rs. 2.87 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Apart from the BS6 compliant engine, everything on the new Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 motorcycle remains the same, flaunting its old-school design. The modern classic roadster continues to remain value-friendly options in the segment despite the recent price hike.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 comes in six colour options - Glitter & Dust, Silver Spectre, Baker Express, Mark Three, Ravishing Red and Orange Crush.
The BS6 compliant Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 uses the same equipment and cycleparts, and retains the chassis, suspension and braking setup. For braking, the bike uses a 320 mm disc upfront and 240 mm disc at the rear. ABS on the bike remains standard.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 gets a 649 cc, parallel-twin, air and oil-cooled engine which pumps 47 bhp at 7,250 rpm and churns out 52 Nm of peak torque at 5,250 rpm. The same unit is also used on the Continental GT 650 motorcycle.
The BS6 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is one of the finest middle-weight motorcycles currently available in the market. The overall quality of fit and finish of the bike is commendable and with performance being another strong aspect, it could be used as an everyday bike.
The Interceptor 650 differentiates itself with the modern-classic design, single-piece braced handlebar and a bench seat, all of which make for an upright riding posture.
The motorcycle continues to use the same retro-looking twin-pod cluster with an analogue speedo and tachometer. It also gets a small digital pod displaying every information to the rider such as fuel level, odometer, two trip meters and more.
For suspension, the BS6 compliant Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 motorcycle uses conventional forks up front, while there is a twin gas-charged shocks with preload adjustment at the rear.
The BS6-compliant Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 motorcycle uses the same 6-speed manual gearbox which company claims is specifically designed for 650 Twins. The same unit is also employed on the Continental GT 650. A slipper clutch is available on both models.