Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Service Cost Revealed
In a video uploaded by a YouTuber, the bike is shown as being very affordable to maintain
- The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650’s first service involves replacing the engine oil and oil filter.
- The bike has a service interval of 5,000km or 12 months, whichever is earlier.
- It is currently the most affordable twin-cylinder motorcycle in India at Rs 2.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
(Royal Enfield Interceptor 650)
Back in November last year, Royal Enfield blew our collective minds by launching the Interceptor 650 at Rs 2.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). With that price tag, the bike instantly dethroned the Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS as the most affordable twin-cylinder motorcycle in India. But it turns out that not only is the Interceptor 650 affordable to buy, but to maintain as well. That is because details of the bike’s first service cost have surfaced online and will make for a pleasant surprise for the bike’s existing and potential owners.
(Separate service bay for 650 twins)
In a video uploaded by a YouTuber, details and prices of the Interceptor 650’s service and consumables have been revealed. In the video, the Interceptor 650 is seen getting an engine oil and oil filter replacement. The bike’s engine holds 3.1 litres of 10W50 grade oil. Interestingly, it has a horizontal oil drain hole instead of the vertical one seen on most bikes. This also means you don’t need a ramp in order to easily access the engine and replace the oil. Moreover, it seems that the new 650 twins will have separate service bays than the ones used for other Royal Enfield motorcycles. We believe the distinction is to ensure a premium experience for owners of the two bikes, which also happen to be the brand’s most expensives offerings till date.
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(Horizontally-placed engine oil drain hole)
The entire cost of the service, including consumables, came to just Rs 2,578. While the owner of the bike was suitably impressed with the final cost, we too think this makes the Interceptor 650 an extremely valuable proposition. As for the service interval, Royal Enfield has set it at 5,000km or 12 months, whichever is earlier.
(Interceptor 650 first service cost invoice)
While the Interceptor 650 featured in the video is from Bhubaneswar, Odisha, the service cost for the bike should be on par for the rest of India as well. The same could also be said for the Continental GT 650, which shares its engine and underpinnings with the Interceptor 650.
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