Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 : Rs. 2.58 – 3.10 Lakh
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Key Specifications
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|Kerb Weight||202 Kg|
|Max Power||47.65 bhp|
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Latest Updates
Royal Enfield has revised the prices of its entire range. After the revision, the Interceptor 650 starts from Rs 2,85,970 and goes up to Rs Rs 3,10,001 (ex-showroom). For variant-wise pricing, check out our story.
An interesting test mule of the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 has been spotted. And it bears a new exhaust system that could make it easier to live with. Full details in our story.
The 120th Year Anniversary Edition of the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 was recently unveiled at the 2021 EICMA show in Milan, Italy. It comes with several painstaking attention-to-detail bits, and you can read more about what makes this variant special here. For its pricing, check this out. If you’re planning to buy one, you’d be disappointed (and also surprised) to know that every single bike on the roster was sold out in under two minutes!
For 2021, Royal Enfield had given its 650 twins a fresh set of colours and a few additional bits and bobs to spruce them up. While the changes are merely cosmetic, the asking price went up considerably. But thankfully, the bike still remains the most affordable multi-cylinder bike that you can buy in the country and it still offers a soulful riding experience. More details on the colour updates in our story here.
In March 2021, a souped-up Interceptor, built by Mid Life Cycles, managed to obliterate the land speed record for a 650cc motorcycle in Australia. Here are more details on that amazing feat.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Price
The price of Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 starts at Rs. 2.58 Lakh and goes upto Rs. 3.10 Lakh. Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is offered in 7 variants – Orange Crush, Canyon Red, Ventura Blue, Baker Express, Downtown Drag, Sunset Strip and the top variant Interceptor 650 Mark 2 which comes at a price tag of Rs. 3.10 Lakh.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Specifications
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 BS6 continues to use the same 647.9cc air-cooled and fuel-injected powerplant. It delivers the same 47PS and 52Nm as its BS4 predecessor. It gets a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch. The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 BS6 continues to use the same underpinnings as before. It gets a dual-cradle frame with telescopic forks and dual gas-charged shock absorbers. Braking is via a 320mm front and 240mm rear disc brake with dual-channel ABS. It gets 18-inch aluminium wheels shod with Ceat Zoom Cruze tyres.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Design
The Interceptor 650 BS6 gets a simple yet eye-catching retro design. The BS6 and BS4 Interceptor 650s look identical and Royal Enfield have even managed to neatly hide the catalytic converter underneath the motor. In fact, the only way to tell them apart is by a BS6 stamp on the BS6 motorcycle’s engine cooling fin. It continues to be available in six colours: Orange Crush, Silver Spectre, Mark 3, Ravishing Red, Baker Express, and Glitter and Dust.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Features
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 BS6 gets basic features such as a halogen headlamp setup, bulb tail lamp and bulb turn indicators. It gets a twin-pod analogue instrument console with a digital inset. The console includes the speedometer, tachometer, with a digital fuel gauge and odometer.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Competitors
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 BS6 has no direct competitors, except for its sibling: the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 BS6. Price-wise, it competes with the KTM 390 Duke BS6.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Variants
|Interceptor 650 Orange Crush648 cc . 25.35 kmpl||Rs. 2.58 Lakh||View February Offers|
|Interceptor 650 Canyon Red648 cc . 25.35 kmpl||Rs. 2.58 Lakh||View February Offers|
|Interceptor 650 Ventura Blue648 cc . 25.35 kmpl||Rs. 2.58 Lakh||View February Offers|
What is good and bad in Interceptor 650?
- Interceptor 650 PositivesMost affordable multi-cylinder bike in India, Power delivery is linear and friendly but still exciting, Extremely refined.
- Interceptor 650 NegativesNot the most feature packed, Uncomfortable pillion ergonomics, Rear suspension is set up a bit too soft.
- Expert’s ConclusionSurprisingly, the Interceptor 650 feels less like a Royal Enfield and more like a 90’s Honda — such is the refinement level and performance on offer. The motor is a gem with loads of torque from the get go and a nice soundtrack accompanying it. Quality and fit and finish levels are quite good and the motorcycle feels built to last. This is easily the best Royal Enfield out there.