The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is not just one of the most premium and the most good-looking bikes of the century-old company but is its maiden first modern twin-cylinder bike.
The bike looks like a traditionally-styled true blue cruiser bike, but with the vintage Royal Enfield touch to its style and overall appearance. The shine, and gloss on the bike makes it look like a million bucks.
The halogen headlamp of the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 looks just like any other road bike.
The bike gets fitted with a semi-digital instrument cluster, enhancing its vintage appeal.
The braced handlebars and more forward-set footrests enable the riders to sit up and enjoy a comfortable riding position. The rear seat is nearly the same level as the front, which means no step-up seat, which makes riding a comfortable experience for the pillion rider. The bike features a tubular grab-rail to support the pillion passenger and provide additional safety.
The retro-styled cruiser is built on a tubular twin-downtube cradle frame linked to a pair of standard telescopic shock absorbers at the front and five-step adjustable twin shocks pair at the rear.
The bike runs on a pair of 17-inch spoke wheels and tubeless tires. However, unlike all quintessential Royal Enfields bikes, the bike has double exhaust pipes. The bike is 2112 mm long, 789 mm wide, and 1165 mm tall. It has a seat height of 804 mm and is excellent for tall riders.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is available in three variants and 7 colours:
- Interceptor 650 Standard – BS VI
- Interceptor 650 Custom – BS VI
- Interceptor 650 Chrome – BS VI
- Orange Crush
- Canyon Red
- Ventura Blue
- Baker Express
- Sunset Strip
- Downtown Drag
- Interceptor 650 Mark 2
The Interceptor 650 comes with a wide range of exciting features. The first one that catches the attention is its retro-styled halogen bulb headlamp that gives it its classic vintage look and extremely brilliant light. The headlight has an automatic headlight on.
The taillight gets a P21/5W halogen bulb and two indicators close to it.
The bike features a semi-digital instrument cluster with a digital fuel gauge, digital trip meter, analogue speedometer and tachometer.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 features a 13.7-litre rounded fuel tank embellished with a Royal Enfield classic badge and a Monza-style cap. Where the tank ends, a roadster-styled dual seat begins that’s extremely comfortable for both rider and passenger.
The bike also comes with a killswitch button or the engine stop button, which is helpful in emergencies.
The motorcycle runs on all-spoke wheels both at the front and the rear. That enhances the bike’s original retro appeal and gives it a classic look.
The bike has a pass light that allows riders to signal before overtaking any vehicle in front of them.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 comes with manual transmission with six-speed gears and is built on a steel tubular and double cradle frame linked to a 41 mm front fork, a 110 mm travel suspension system at the front, twin coil-over shocks, and an 88 mm travel suspension system at the rear.
A pair of disc brakes–a 320 mm disc brake at the front and a 240 mm disc brake at the rear take care of braking duties, assisted by a dual-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS).