Royal Enfield has two motorcycle models with the same engine base known as the Royal Enfield Twins. The combi is none other than Continental GT and Interceptor 650. And this time, our focus is on the Interceptor 650.
Royal Enfield Interceptor was designed and developed at the Royal Enfield development center in Leicestershire, England. This motorbike falls into the classic modern fun roadster category. At first glance, you can already see that motorbikes of the 1960s inspired the appearance of the Interceptor 650.
Historically, the Interceptor 650 was inspired by the iconic 60s Royal Enfield Interceptor, which was successfully marketed in America, West Coast, and California.
The Interceptor is an attractive classic roadster with agile and responsive handling while still providing a smooth road experience. A comfortable and upright riding position makes this motorbike the right choice for all types of terrain.
The motorbike packed a twin-downtube tubular cradle frame. The front fork is still a standard telescopic with a guard. Two rear suspensions are installed to reduce shocks.
The Interceptor 650 uses a 2-cylinder engine with a capacity of 648 cc, 8-valve, oil-cooled, SOHC with BOSCH fuel injection. The parallel-twin engine produces a maximum power of 47 hp at 7,100 rpm with a peak torque of 52 Nm at 5,250 rpm.
The power and torque are transferred to the rear wheels through a 6-speed transmission. The manufacturer says that 80% of the peak torque is available at a low engine speed of 2,500 rpm.
When the engine is launched at a higher speed from 3,000 rpm to 6,000 rpm, the motor does not vibrate as high, and the torque is still there.
To cap it off, the engine on the Interceptor 650 is also equipped with an air conditioning system to keep the temperature from getting too high. Both are very suitable to drive, whether for casual trips, cross-city, to open roads.
Price and Availability
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is available in eight shades of colors. As for the price, the company is putting a tag of $5,799 on the classic café roadster.