Key Specs of Interceptor 650
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The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 BS6 has started to reach select dealerships and the deliveries have commenced too. It now costs Rs 8,000 to Rs 9,000 more than the BS4 model depending on the variant. The new motorcycle remains cosmetically and mechanically unchanged. There is a negligible 0.2PS drop in power, now rated at 47.45PS. Select dealerships across the country have started accepting bookings for the BS6 Interceptor 650 for a token amount of Rs 10,000.
On a side note, customers can now customise their Interceptor 650 via Royal Enfield's online configurator tool. There are several accessories to choose from like mirrors, visors, guards and seats. Panniers, alloy wheels and auxiliary lamps will be added to the list soon. Royal Enfield has increased the price of the Interceptor 650 by around Rs 6,000. 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 BS4 engine produces 47.65PS and 53Nm, mated to 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.2,85,951|
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Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Mileage and Performance
|City Mileage||15 kmpl|
|Highway Mileage||18 kmpl|
|Max Speed||146.96 kmph|
|Acceleration (0-60 Kmph)||2.87s|
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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
- North Delhi Motorcycles
A-1, Saraswati Vihar, Outer Ring Road, Pitampura., Delhi 110034
Interceptor 650 price in India
|Chennai||Rs. 2.56 Lakh|
|Delhi||Rs. 2.85 Lakh|
|Pune||Rs. 2.85 Lakh|
|Bangalore||Rs. 2.69 Lakh|
|Mumbai||Rs. 2.85 Lakh|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 2.64 Lakh|
|Kolkata||Rs. 2.64 Lakh|
Interceptor 650 Expert Review
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.
Engine and Performance
The Interceptor is powered by a 648cc parallel-twin, air- and oil-cooled engine, which generates 47.6PS at 7250rpm and 52Nm at 5250rpm. It’s mated to a 6-speed gearbox with assist and slipper clutch. The engine is refined enough to let you easily cruise at triple-digit speeds on the highway, as experienced on our tests.
It has a flat torque curve, with the torque arriving early on in the rev band. This results in brisk acceleration from the standstill, as the torque output is optimally distributed. Thanks to a counter balancer shaft and a 270 degree firing order, the engine feels properly refined, something that isn’t expected of Royal Enfields. The transmission is precise and feels good to use too. There was no clunkiness or any instances of false neutrals on our test ride.
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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