Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 BS6: Model Roundup

Modified On Oct 25, 2020 03:56 PM By Zaran Mody for Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

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All the important info about RE’s easygoing 650 twin in one convenient location

Royal Enfield Interceptor BS6 Road Test Review

The 650cc twins have been a masterstroke from Royal Enfield, making proper big bikes accessible to the masses. The more popular of the pair has been the Interceptor 650, which features some mild improvements in its BS6 guise. Here’s all the information you need about the bike, in one convenient location:

Interceptor 650 BS6 Launched

Royal Enfield Interceptor BS6 Road Test Review

We didn’t fully know it at the time, but this price hike signified the arrival of the BS6-compliant 650 twins. Since the bikes didn’t feature any major updates, RE chose to quietly slide in the new versions rather than have a big launch with much fanfare.

Interceptor 650 BS6 Bookings Open

But long before it was official, dealers were already accepting bookings for the updated Interceptor. In fact, you could book an Interceptor BS6 way back in January even, for a booking amount of Rs 10,000. Read more about it here.

Interceptor 650 BS6 Reaches Dealerships

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 BS6 and Continental GT BS6 Reaches Dealerships

All those early birds who booked their bikes in January saw them arrive at the dealership the very next month. More info about the Interceptor 650 BS6 reaching dealerships can be found here.

Interceptor 650 BS6 Specifications Revealed

Fortunately, the transition to stricter emission norms hasn’t robbed the updated Interceptor of too much potency. The 648cc parallel-twin motor still produces the same torque figure, and even power has reduced by a rather insignificant amount. Full details can be found here.

Interceptor 650 BS6 Prices Hiked

Unfortunately, Royal Enfield has hiked the prices of the bike once already since the BS6 version was rolled out. To find out how much the Interceptor costs at the moment, click here.

Interceptor 650 BS6 Spec Comparison

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 BS6 vs Kawasaki W800 BS6: Specification Comparison

So, how does RE’s finest stack up against some of the competition? Well, the next most affordable ‘British twin’ is the Kawasaki W800 and here’s how it compares to the Interceptor. We’ve also pitted the Inty against the far more expensive Kawasaki Z650, and here’s how the cookie crumbled.

Interceptor 650 BS6 Road Test Review

Royal Enfield Interceptor BS6 Road Test Review

Most importantly, we’ve had the chance to ride the bike for ourselves. To find out what little changes RE has made and how much of an effect they’ve had, check out our road test review here.

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