Royal Enfield launched the Interceptor 650 with six color options and the glitter and dust color option, in particular, looks unique and will help it stand out amongst the crowd
Royal Enfield introduced the Interceptor and the Continental GT 650 in November 2018. The flagship offerings from RE is not only fitted with the most powerful engine that they have built till date but also gets many features which were never seen before in any RE motorcycle before.
The Interceptor 650 which also happens to be the most affordable twin-cylinder motorcycle is offered with 6 color options. Only recently we reported that Royal Enfield has commenced the deliveries of the Baker Express color and now the 650 Chrome (glitter and dust) variant was also spotted at a local dealership yard.
The glitter and dust color option’s primary highlight has to be its completely chromed fuel tank which is quite uncommon and unique in a production motorcycle. The rest of the body panels are finished in black (except the front and rear fenders) which also gel well with the overall fit and finish of the motorcycle. We believe that there will be a lot of takers for this particular color option who wants to stand out in the crowd.
Besides the glitter and dust color option the other color options which are also available with the Interceptor 650 includes Silver Spectre (silver color option also found on the Classic series as well), Baker express (dual tone paint scheme finished mostly in white but gets a dash of red highlight), Mark three (plain black color option), Ravishing red(dual tone paint scheme finished in red and black) and Orange Crush.
The RE Interceptor 650 is powered by a newly developed 648cc, air-cooled, SOHC, fuel-injected, parallel-twin motor which produces about 47hp of peak power at 7,250rpm and 52Nm of peak torque at 5,250rpm. The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox which also gets a slip-assist clutch as standard. The motorcycle has a tank capacity of 13.4 Litres which provides a decent range.
The retro roadster has a comfortable sitting stance which is especially helpful for long rides. The motorcycle competes directly against the recently launched Honda CB300R and the Kawasaki Ninja 300. The prices for the base Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 start at Rs 2.50 lakh (ex-showroom).