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Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 MotoWings Trident Performance Exhaust Review: Introduction

29 January 2021, 11:03 AM Vikrant Singh

Introduction

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 MotoWings Trident Performance Exhaust

It’s one of the early upgrades most motorcyclists opt for. And for good reason. It makes the motorcycle look, sound, and in some cases, perform better. We, however, stayed away from a performance slip-on exhaust system for our Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 for one main reason – almost everything available on the market was just too loud for our tastes.

The thing is, we love the sound of the stock exhaust, and we weren’t looking for anything louder. But, the lure of being able to shed weight by going for an after-market system was constantly tugging at our brainstems. Sure, almost every aftermarket exhaust also promises a boost in horsepower. Which, at least for us, was just going to be a bonus and not something we were actively looking for.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

  • Displacement648 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)47 bhp
  • Kerb Weight202 kg
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Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 2,67,229

Then we chanced upon the MotoWings Performance exhaust system. Called the Trident, it is made and sold by NGage Powerparts. And among its many promises, the figure 82 db caught our attention. MotoWings claims, the maximum pass by noise that the Trident makes is 82 db, nothing louder, which happily is within the decibel range a human finds comfortable to live with.

And so, we got a pair.

The Design

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 MotoWings Trident Performance Exhaust

The Trident exhaust is made from SS316, or a stainless steel grade that’s more resistant to rust. So much so that the company offers the exhaust with a lifetime replacement warranty against rusting. In fact, the replacement warranty also extends to manufacturing defects, and any change in core and sound.  And that’s a strong and confidence building move for MotoWings, which to be honest, is a relatively new brand. Knowing that a replacement is a given if something were to go wrong without the fault of the user, will make motorcyclists want to spend with the brand.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 MotoWings Trident Performance Exhaust

Back to the Trident, and it comes with what MotoWings calls a dual core system. The first core helps enhance the low and mid range grunt of the engine says its maker. The second core meanwhile, ensures there’s no dip in the top end performance. Furthermore, the Trident comes with both pre-installed baffles, and a db killer, which cannot be removed. It’s these add-ons that give the MotoWings exhaust a relatively quiet note, adds the company.

Not that it takes much away from the performance. MotoWings claims the Trident gives 1.9bhp more at the rear wheel. And this is with the stock Interceptor ECU and air filter in place. Upgrade the latter, and one can expect another half a bhp jump. The crucial thing with the freer-flowing air filter isn’t the jump in power but the perceptible improvement in throttle response.

The Promise

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 MotoWings Trident Performance Exhaust

As we mentioned earlier, MotoWings claims its Trident slip-on system will give a near 2bhp boost to the Interceptor 650. It also says the low and mid range performance of the motorcycle will see a noticeable improvement compared to the stock end can. It shouldn’t affect the fuel efficiency of the motorcycle for the worse either, says the company.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 MotoWings Trident Performance Exhaust

Then, of course, there’s the claim that got us hooked in the first place. It suggests the Trident isn’t really a loud exhaust as most aftermarket performance-boosting exhausts turn out to be. But, the Trident’s exhaust note compared to the stock muffler is better, nonetheless, says MotoWings. It’s tuned to deliver a richer, sportier sound, it adds.  

What’s Next?

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 MotoWings Trident Performance Exhaust

We will now install the slip-ons onto the Interceptor 650; measure the weight difference between the stock and the Trident; and test some performance related claims. We will time in-gear roll-on runs, test the fuel efficiency, and do a poll on the Trident’s exhaust note against the stock muffler’s.

And if you would like to know something else in particular, do comment and let us know… if we can, we will certainly give it a shot.

Product Details

Make: MotoWings Performance

Model: Trident Slip-on Exhaust

Sold by: NGage Powerparts

Price: Rs 16,500 (for the pair)

For more product details get in touch with Velmurugan Agency at: 

Email: sales@velmuruganagency.in. Phone: +91 9994999898

Photos by Kaustubh Gandhi

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