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Royal Enfield has increased the price of of the Interceptor 650 by around Rs 6,000 and the entire model lineup is now priced from Rs 2.56 lakh to Rs 2.76 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). The waiting period for the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 in September 2019 ranges from 15 days to 6 months depending on the city. The Interceptor 650 competes with the Harley-Davidson Street 750 and Kawasaki Z650 in the Indian market. The Interceptor is also Royal Enfield’s first modern big bike apart from the Continental GT 650. The Interceptor is the most affordable middleweight multi-cylinder motorcycle currently in India. The engine produces 47.6PS and 53Nm, mating with a 6-speed slip-assist gearbox. It comes with standard dual-channel ABS too.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Pros and Cons
Things We Like in Interceptor 650
- Comfortable bike for touring
- Smooth and torquey engine
- Tremenduous bang for buck
Things We Don't Like in Interceptor 650
- Lacks modern features
- seat is too soft
Interceptor 650 Price
|Interceptor 650 STD648 cc||Rs.2,50,610|
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Mileage
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 gives a mileage of 25.75 kmpl in highway, as tested by our experts.
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Royal Enfield Bike Showrooms in Delhi
- South Delhi Motorcycles
A-20, Kailash Colony, New Delhi, Delhi., Delhi 110048
- Kays Autos
A-8, Gujranwala Town Part 1 G.T. Karnal Road., Delhi 110009
- Cruiser Motors
A-12 Rajapuri, Opposite Sector 5 Dwarka, Uttam Naga., Delhi 110059
- Royal Enfield Company Showroom
Ground Floor 01, Multiplex Block Select City Walk Mall Saket., Delhi 110017
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A-1, Saraswati Vihar, Outer Ring Road, Pitampura., Delhi 110034
In May 2019, Royal Enfield sold a total of 2,427 units of the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. This is quite impressive as it is around 3.2 times the combined sales of the KTM 390 twins, the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and the TVS Apache RR 310.
The Interceptor 650 is Royal Enfield’s first truly global product. Royal Enfield has designed the bike in a single spec that’s common for both local and markets abroad. It’s essentially a standard motorcycle with a neo-retro design theme. This combination seems to be gaining a lot of popularity in the two-wheeler market. In India, the Interceptor is the most affordable multi-cylinder big bike. Speaking of affordability, prices of the Interceptor start at Rs 2.5 lakh (ex-showroom). Its chief rivals include Harley-Davidson Street 750 and Kawasaki Z650.
Design and Features
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 comes with a round headlamp, twin-pod instrument cluster, teardrop shaped fuel tank with monza-style fuel cap for retro feel. Royal Enfield has gone ahead with a very straightforward design approach which gels well with the overall character of the motorcycle. The instrument cluster is also quite basic. You get an analogue speedo and tacho, a digital inset which houses an odometer, fuel gauge and two trip meters. There’s no range indicator or any gear position indicator either, which is standard now, at least at this price point. Fit and finish is considerably better than Royal Enfield’s other products, and is on par with what’s reasonably expected.
Braking and Handling
The Interceptor 650 is built on a twin-cradle tubular steel frame developed with Harris Performance, a subsidiary of Eicher. Compared to the Continental GT 535’s double cradle frame, this one has higher torsional stiffness, which is quite apparent while flicking the motorcycle around corners. Suspension components include 41mm forks with 110mm travel and twin shock absorbers at the rear, offering 88mm travel. The 18-inch aluminium alloy spoke rims on both ends are shod in 100/90 front and 130/70 rear Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp tyres that have been developed specifically for this motorcycle.
Interestingly, Royal Enfield has revealed the kerb weight, but the value is without fuel. Despite weighing 202kg, the motorcycle feels quick on its feet. Straight line stability is commendable too, thanks to the 1400mm wheelbase.
Safety and Features
Apart from the standard dual-channel ABS, the motorcycle is devoid of any electronic aids. For braking, it employs a 320mm front and a 240mm rear disc.
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price in India
|Chennai||Rs. 2.50 Lakh|
|Kolkata||Rs. 2.50 Lakh|
|Pune||Rs. 2.50 Lakh|
|Delhi||Rs. 2.50 Lakh|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 2.50 Lakh|
|Mumbai||Rs. 2.56 Lakh|
|Bangalore||Rs. 2.34 Lakh|
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