The Interceptor 650 will be the cheapest twin cylinder 600+ cc motorcycle of India and as per dealer, the prices could start from Rs. 2.65 Lakh
After its launch in the markets of US Royal Enfield will be introducing the GT 650 twins here in India in November 2018. The GT 650 twins as you all already know by now refers to the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. Both these motorcycles will be the flagship offering from the brand which will sit on top of the Classic and Thunderbird series of motorcycle.
Most of the reports online state that the Interceptor 650 will be the cheapest 650 cc, twin cylinder motorcycle which will be launched from the stable of RE. We have received information from the dealers that the Interceptor 650 will likely to be priced from Rs. 2.65 Lakh onward.
The Interceptor 650 shares its engine and frame with the Continental GT 650 while it also gets many modern hardware like a slip clutch assists and dual-channel ABS. The Interceptor 650 is powered by the 648cc, parallel-twin engine with oil-cooling which produces about 47.6PS of peak power and 53 Nm of torque.
The engine is paired to a new 6 speed gearbox which will also be seen for the first time in an RE motorcycle. As far as its styling is concerned the motorcycle gets minimalistic approach to it, however, RE has not been able to get out from their retro styling approach. The motorcycle gets round headlamps followed by twin pod analog instrument cluster, wide and tall handlebars, and teardrop-shaped fuel tank and long seats which looks classy.
RE says that this is their global motorcycle which will be built in India and thus you can expect better build quality from the manufacturers. The Interceptor 650 will rival directly against the likes of some single cylinder motorcycles here in India if we position it on basis of pricing.
Coming to the pricing like we already mentioned above according to RE dealers the Interceptor 650 is likely to be priced at around Rs.2.65 lakh onward which translates to on road price of near about Rs. 3.2 Lakh to Rs. 3.8 Lakh (state wise) after including all the taxes and insurance. I would say anything below 4 Lakh rupees is definitely impressive for a 650 cc twin cylinder motorcycle from a brand like Royal Enfield.