With an aggressive price tag, the Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 650 became the most affordable 650cc twin-cylinder motorcycle in the Indian market. The ex-showroom Delhi prices start from INR 2.50 lakh, which puts the neo-classic roadster against the Austrian pocket rocket, the KTM 390 Duke that retails for INR 2.26 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Earlier this month, we saw the Interceptor INT 650 take on the 390 Duke in a drag race.
Now we stumbled on a video that captures the top speed of the Interceptor INT 650. IndianAutosBlog urges readers to follow local speed laws at all times.
Let us walk you through the numbers. The Interceptor INT uses a newly developed 648cc, parallel-twin cylinder, air & oil cooled engine, SOHC engine that also powers the Continental GT 650 cafe racer. The motor is tuned to deliver 47 bhp of maximum power at 7,250 rpm and 52 Nm of peak torque at 5,250 rpm. A new feature that is seen for the first time on a Royal Enfield is a six-speed gearbox, featuring a slipper clutch with an assist feature.
The braking system is quite commendable. Stopping power comes from a 320mm disc that is grabbed by a twin-piston Bybre sourced callipers at the front while at the rear is a 240mm disc. Bosch dual-channel ABS comes as standard.
The Interceptor INT 650 and Continental GT 650 use the same twin cradle, tubular steel frame that was developed in association with UK-based Harris Performance. A 41 mm conventional telescopic fork with 110 mm of travel performs suspension duties, while at the back there's a twin-shock, gas-charge unit with piggyback reservoirs and 5-stage pre-load adjustment. The Interceptor INT 650 will be available in six colour options – Mark Three, Glitter & Dust, Orange Crush, Ravishing Red, Silver Spectre and Baker Express.
The motorcycle can be customised with a long list of accessories that Royal Enfield offers.