The RE Interceptor 650 will be available in six colour options, and it takes inspiration from the Triumph Bonneville and Street Twin range
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 made its global debut last year at EICMA and the company has officially launched the bike in the US. The Interceptor 650 is going to be introduced in the Indian market soon and it will be available in six colour options, taking inspiration from the Triumph Bonneville and Street Twin range.
The colour options include – Mark Three, Glitter and Dust, Orange Crush, Ravishing Red, Silver Spectre and Bake Express. Among them, Ravishing Red is a mix of red and black colour while Baker Express gets the white and red combination. The company will be offering the same model in India and global markets as there won’t be any cost-cutting for the domestic version.
The Interceptor 650 is powered by a newly developed 648 cc, oil-cooled, parallel-twin cylinder engine and it will be used in future models also. This motor puts out 47.6 PS of power at 7,100 rpm and 52 Nm of torque at 5,200 rpm. This engine is mated to 6 speed transmission and for the first time, Royal Enfield will be offering slip/assist clutch.
According to the World Motorcycle Test Cycle (WMTC), the Interceptor 650 returns 25.5 kmpl. The brakes are supplied by ByBre as the front gets 320 mm disc and a 240 mm rear disc with two-piston callipers at both ends. Royal Enfield is also offering dual channel ABS as standard and the Kerb weight is 202 kg.
The Interceptor 650 rides on 18-inch aluminium spoke wheels with 100/90 section tyre at the front and 130/70 section at the rear. The company is offering Pirelli SportComp tyres, which gives good grip on all riding conditions and it could be one of the reasons for good handling along with the tuning of suspension and chassis
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is positioned as a touring model and it comes with 13.7 litres of the fuel tank. The motorcycles come with regular telescopic forks at the front and dual shocks absorbers at the rear. The retro-inspired design theme of Interceptor 650 will make it stand out of regular bikes and it is expected to be priced aggressively in India at around Rs. 3.9 lakh (ex-showroom).