The RE Interceptor 650 will be the most affordable twin-cylinder motorcycle in India; to undercut 300cc Kawasaki Ninja
Royal Enfield launched the Interceptor 650 in the US last month while the Indian launch has been scheduled for November 2018. The prices for the Interceptor 650 start from at $5,799 or about Rs. 4.2 lakh in Indian currency while the Continental GT 650 is priced slightly higher.
The Interceptor 650 with its relaxed ergonomics and wide handlebar will attract the attention of those who love aggressive retro touring machines. The Continental GT650, on the other hand, is targeted for those who love café racer stance for short distance rides.
Now according to the recent reports, the Interceptor 650 will be priced quite aggressively in India and under the 3 lakh mark which will make it even more affordable than the Kawasaki Ninja 300 which was launched recently. When launched we can assure you that the Interceptor 650 will be the cheapest twin cylinder motorcycle available in India.
The Royal Enfield interceptor 650 will attract the attention of those customers who want to upgrade from their regular 350 or 500 to a bigger motorcycle. If RE decides to price it under rupees 3 Lakh then it will rival the likes of the single cylinder motorcycle like the KTM Duke 390 and the BMW G310R.
The reason behind its aggressive pricing is obviously its local assembly in India. You can also expect the Interceptor to also be a better seller than Continental GT. As far as the motorcycle is concerned the Interceptor 650 is powered by a completely new 648cc parallel twin, counterbalanced engine with air and oil-cooling. The engine is capable of Producing about 47.6PS of peak power at 7100 rpm, and 52Nm of torque at 5200rpm.
All those power is sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed gearbox. The motorcycle might have been inspired by the iconic Interceptor from the 60’s era but is modern in every sense.
The motorcycle uses 320 mm disc brakes towards the front and 240 mm rear disc. ABS comes as standard while it also gets a slipper clutch for the riders aid.