Royal Enfield Interceptor, the highly awaited roadster from the company's stable has arrived in India with a killer price tag. The bike is different from rest of the bikes in the company's stable and is the most powerful one. Powering the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is a 648cc, twin cylinder engine mated to a six-speed transmission, churning out respective power and torque outputs of 47 bhp and 52 Nm. The bike gets dual disc brakes and a dual-channel ABS also comes as standard for added safety. Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is currently priced in India at Rs 2.50 lakh for the base variant (ex-showroom).
Dual disc brakes
Dual channel ABS
Royal Enfield Interceptor looks like a pure roadster and from some angles, it definitely reminds you of the Triumph Bonneville. The front gets a conventional rounded headlamp to offer a old-school appeal. The bike gets a rounded fuel tank and the soft, well cushioned seat offer a supreme level of comfort.
The riding ergonomics of the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 are quite relaxed and comfortable unlike its sibling Continental GT 650 that offers a sportier riding position. The motorcycle has upright handlebar and mid set footpegs that make long rides easy and hassle free.
Powering the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is a 648cc, twin cylinder, liquid-cooled engine mated to a six-speed transmission that is good for churning out 47 bhp of power along with 52 Nm of torque. The engine is supremely refined and has lesser levels of vibrations.
Gearbox on the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is a six-speed unit. The gearshifts are smooth & precise and has a one down five up shifting pattern.
Braking on the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is taken care with the help of a 320mm disc brake up front along with a 240mm disc brake at the rear. A dual-channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) comes as standard that minimises chances of skidding. The bike also gets AHO (Automatic Headlamp ON) function and as the name suggests, the headlamps always stays ON in order to enhance the visbility of the bike to minimise chances of a mishap.
In real world riding conditions, the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 returns a combined fuel efficiency of 25 to 28 kmpl. The bike has been fitted with a 13.7 litre fuel tank and hence, you can expect a range of over 300 km once you fill the tank up to its brim.
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