My Interceptor 650 is a little over three months old and I can already see some rusted bolts. In some places, the paint has lightened up a bit. And then there’s the instrument cluster that fogs up the moment it rains. It takes a lot of sunlight and some hours to clear that up. But it’s the same story again when it rains.
The other aspect of the Interceptor 650 that I have not been a fan of is the ride quality, especially at the rear. I feel the rebound is just too quick and that makes the lower back quite nervous. It reached a point where I decided to avoid the Interceptor till the bad patches on NH8 are fixed.
Moreover, the pillion seat triangle is a little messed up, even for city travel. The footpegs are placed quite higher and that results in an uncomfortable seating triangle. I have had a few friends try it out and everyone complained. A few of them refused to try out the pillion seat again.
I wasn’t happy with the overall riding range too. A full tank gave close to 200km, which I feel is far too less. Vikrant did mention some improvements post the first service and it did. The riding range has gone up to 280km, but I was still expecting the 300km mark. I will test this out in detail once again.