In this latest video, we tested the headlamp of Interceptor 650 in the night to see whether it provides good illuminator or not
Ever since the debut of Interceptor 650 and Continental 650, enthusiasts have been eagerly waiting for the model to be launched in India. Finally, Royal Enfield launched the 650 Twins last month as the Interceptor 650 priced at Rs. 2.5 lakh and Rs. 2.65 lakh (both prices, Ex-Showroom) for the Continental 650.
From our earlier post, you guys might be aware that we have bought an Interceptor 650 for ourselves to give you an authentic ownership experience over a longer period of time. In the previous video, we have done mileage test and top speed run. In this video, we are testing the Interceptor 650 at night to test the headlamp.
The Interceptor 650 doesn’t come with fancy new technologies like the LED headlamp and tail lamp as the company has given regular halogen bulb. The headlamp gets a 55/60W H4 Halogen bulb and the position lamp is T4W halogen bulb while the tail lamp is P21/5W halogen bulb. The indicators are also halogen bulb.
The illumination of the headlamp is really good as in high beam the light reaches around 40 m and 20m in low beam. Both Interceptor and Continental GT share the same headlamp set up and these bikes will be used for touring, so a good headlamp setup is a big bonus and there is no need to upgrade the light to aftermarket projector or LED lamps.
The Interceptor 650 is powered by an all-new 648 cc parallel-twin cylinder fuel injected engine producing 47 bhp of power at 7,100 rpm and 52 Nm of torque at 5,200 rpm. This engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and the shift quality is good. The 650 Twins are the first Royal Enfield models to come with slip and assist clutch.
The braking duties are handled by 320 mm disc at front and 240 mm at the rear, the company has given dual-channel ABS system as standard and it has already saved us from a big accident during our high-speed run in the highway. The front gets telescopic forks and the rear get dual gas charged suspension, which is tuned for comfort. The 650 Twins doesn’t have a direct rival in India.