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Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is a cruiser bike available at a price range of Rs. 2,80,424 - Rs. 3,02,568 in India. It is available in 3 variants and 7 colours. It is powered by a 648 cc BS-VI engine and has a user reported mileage of 24 kmpl. It comes with anti-locking braking system and both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement648 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported24 kmpl
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight202 kg

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Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Price

VariantPriceSpecifications

Interceptor 650 Standard - BS VI

 2,80,424 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels

Interceptor 650 Custom - BS VI

 2,88,818 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels

Interceptor 650 Chrome - BS VI

 3,02,568 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Summary

Interceptor 650 key highlights

Engine Capacity 648 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 24 kmpl
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 202 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.7 litres
Seat Height 804 mm

About Interceptor 650

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is a cruiser bike available at a starting price of Rs. 2,80,424 in India. It is available in 3 variants and 7 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 3,02,568. The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is powered by 648cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 47 bhp and a torque of 52 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 comes up with anti-locking braking system. This Interceptor 650 bike weighs 202 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 13.7 liters.

The Interceptor 650 is one of the most value for money bikes one can buy in India. The combination of excellent engine, beautiful styling and a strong brand value has made the Interceptor 650 extremely desiring. In fact, it is one of the few motorcycles in the country that managed to get a successful launch tag.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Colours & Design
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is sold in India in a total of seven colours – red, blue, orange, black, red with white, back with red and chrome. The Interceptor 650 with its retro looks, comfortable seat and twin exhaust makes it extremely attractive. The overall design language isn't too modern and maybe that is why the bike looks stunning.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Mileage & Performance
The Interceptor 650 returns a fuel efficiency of anything between 25kmpl and 30kmpl. The Interceptor has, at its heart, a BS6-compliant, fuel-injected 648cc parallel twin air/oil cooled motor that generates 46.8bhp and 52Nm. It feeds the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox and chain drive.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Specifications & Features
The Interceptor has, at its heart, a BS6-compliant, fuel-injected 648cc parallel twin air/oil cooled motor that generates 46.8bhp and 52Nm. It feeds the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox and chain drive. The chassis, brakes and suspension are all modern-feeling, with all the charm that their retro looks offer. The brakes are single discs at both ends, with a 320mm disc at the front, and a 240mm disc at the rear. ABS is standard. The suspension has conventional forks at the front and twin gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear, with preload adjustment. The tyres are technically tubeless but require a tube inside as the spoked 18-inch rims are not airtight.
Instrumentation is also retro, with a twin-pod cluster housing, an analogue speedo and tachometer, with a small digital pod offering information about the fuel level, odometer and two trip meters. In a similar vein, the lighting also offers no LEDs at all and no DRLs – a simple round headlamp does the job.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Alternatives
In terms of pricing, the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 competes with the KTM 390 Duke. But when it comes to overall specs, it comes very close to the Kawasaki Z650.
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Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Features a refined engine
    • Offers a comfortable riding position
    • Comes in variety of colour options
  • Could be Better

    • Could get better instrument cluster
    • Weight is on the heavier side
    • Slightly harsh ride quality

BikeWale's Take

The Interceptor 650 has set a new benchmark for Royal Enfield. It is comfortable, has good build quality and a refined engine. While the bike sure is heavy, and the high-speed ride isn't very great, the Interceptor 650 makes it up with its exceptional price tag and retro-appeal.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Review

In a bid to comply with the new BS6 emission norms, the Interceptor’s engine has received a few internal changes. So does it feel any different now? To answer this question and mainly to recount how desirable of a bike it is, we spent some time with the Interceptor 650 BS6.

Introduction

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 action

The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is one of the most admired motorcycles here at BikeWale. We have ridden it extensively in stock form, with a bunch of accessories and a few other alterations, and it never failed to impress us. Now, in a bid to comply with the new BS6 emission norms and be a bit more environment-friendly, the Interceptor’s engine has received a few internal changes. So does it feel any different now? With an aim to answer this question and mainly to recount how desirable of a bike it is, we spent some time with the Interceptor 650 BS6.

The Visuals

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Right Front Three Quarter

Royal Enfield has retained the styling of its flagship offering and we are not complaining at all. It's already a beautiful and proportionate-looking motorcycle, whichever angle you look at it from. While the minimalistic and elegant design exudes sheer nostalgia, the Baker Express colour we had, has just the right amount of aesthetic funk and modern appeal. The impressive build quality and the top-notch paint finish have also stayed the same. 

The Package

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Left Front Three Quarter

The Interceptor has been left majorly untouched in terms of the overall package too, except for the 649cc, parallel twin engine, which emits cleaner gases now. What's noteworthy is that the increased constraints in emissions haven’t resulted in a considerable drop in its power output of 47bhp and 52Nm. Transmission duties are taken care of by a six-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Head Light

One subtle addition in the BS6 trim is that of a small LED beneath the halogen headlamp, while the lens is also clearer now. Whereas, the rest of the elements such as a 13.7-litre fuel tank, 18 inch spoke wheels shod with Pirelli rubber, telescopic forks, dual springs, and disc brakes are all identical to the BS4 iteration.

The Ride

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 action

The real centerpiece of the Interceptor is undoubtedly its engine which continues to be a gem of a motor. In fact, the BS6 derivative feels smoother and more refined while the crisper throttle response only elevates the fun and makes it more engaging. Right from the word go, you are treated with a vigorous shove of torque in every gear and almost across the rev band. The motor feels stress-free throughout, even if you do over 100kmph of speeds all day long.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 action

But mind you, it's not just fast and quick. The power delivery is also linear and tractable enough to be easily manageable. The relaxed nature of the engine lets you comfortably cruise at speeds of around 45kmph even in the sixth gear. In a nutshell, the INT’s engine is lively enough to entertain a seasoned rider while also being friendly to not scare a novice. 

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 action

The six-speed transmission is precise as the gears shift with the slightest effort while the slipper clutch is fairly light. However, the cogs malfunction at times by not shifting completely, but that’s mainly after a long stint of riding. During the whole process, you are accompanied by the sweet rumble of the mill which has gotten slightly softer now, while the pleasant wheezing sound is more pronounced.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 action

Now, although the engine urges you to keep pushing on the slick tarmac, large bumps and potholes are where things get slightly tricky. Due to the softly-sprung suspension, especially the rear, the ride starts to feel rumbly over bad patches of road and the dampers tend to bottom out quickly. This also affects the cornering stability as it loses composure over mid-corner undulations. However, run it over minor hindrances like road joints, pebbles, and rumble strips, and the motorcycle glides away fluidly. 

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 action

The Pirelli tyres do a commendable job of staying glued to the tarmac. And it may not be the best handler in town, but considering its hefty kerb weight of 202kgs, the Interceptor is fairly agile and sure-footed. No complaints on the braking front either as the discs shed speed in no time and have gallops of bite and feel. Furthermore, the Interceptor is welcoming in the ergonomics department, as you sit in an upright and commanding posture with the knees properly locked in the fuel tank. The only niggle is the positioning of the rider foot pegs which jut out and foul with your calf while tip toeing in traffic. 

Our Take

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Fuel Tank

Royal Enfield had launched the Interceptor 650 with a very enticing price tag. Along its two year journey, the motorcycle has witnessed multiple price hikes, but that has not dampened its fabulous value-for-money factor at all. While its styling, handling, braking, and ride quality are impressive, the real party piece is the 650cc, parallel-twin engine which has only gotten smoother and better with the BS6 update. Considering all this, the starting price of Rs 2.67 lakh (ex-showroom) makes the Interceptor 650 no less than a steal. We would have loved more features but that’s arguable since it’s a retro-inspired offering and follows the theme of simplicity. 

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Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 mileage

As reported by Interceptor 650 owners, the real mileage of Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is 24 kmpl. As per ARAI, the average of Interceptor 650 is 26 kmpl.

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Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 47 bhp @ 7,250 rpm

    Max Torque 52 Nm @ 5,250 rpm

    Cooling System Air/Oil Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-VI

    Displacement 648 cc

    Cylinders 2

    Bore 78 mm

    Stroke 67.8 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 9.5:1

    Ignition Digital Spark Ignition -TCI

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 5 Up

    Clutch Slipper Clutch

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 13.7 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 328.79999999999995 Km

    Mileage - ARAI 26 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 24 kmpl

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 320 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 130/70- 18"M/C63H

    Tyre Type Tubed

    Radial Tyres No

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 240 mm

    Calliper Type Twin Piston Calipers

    Wheel Type Spoke

    Front Wheel Size 18 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 18 inch

    Front Tyre Size 100/90- 18"M/C56H

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 32 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 36 psi

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 32 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 39 psi

    Front Suspension 41mm dia front fork, 110mm travel

    Rear Suspension Twin, Coil-over Shocks, 88mm travel

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 202 kg

    Overall Length 2,122 mm

    Overall Width 789 mm

    Wheelbase 1,400 mm

    Ground Clearance 174 mm

    Seat Height 804 mm

    Overall Height 1,165 mm

    Chassis Type Steel tubular double cradle

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) 3 Year

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) Standard Warranty (Kilometers) 40000 Kilometers

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) No

Mobile App Connectivity No

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation No

USB charging port No

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes

Speedometer Analogue

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Analogue

Stand Alarm No

Stepped Seat No

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

KillswitchYes

ClockNo

Electric System12V DC

Battery12V, 12AH VRLA

Headlight TypeHalogen Bulb Type

Headlight Bulb Type55/60w, H4

Brake/Tail LightP21/5W Halogen Bulb

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

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Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 User Reviews

4.6 255 ratings 103 reviews
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  • 4

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  • 4

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  •  5Reliable machine with good performance and mileage 5 days ago by Abhyudaya Sinh, Indore

    My interceptor 650 bs4 (orange crush)is giving me a healthy mileage of 32-33 km/litre on highway when I am cruising at constant speed of 80-85 km/hour. While, in city mileage is somewhere from around 22-24 km/litre. 1)all in all it's a very reliable machine and I person

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      27 kmpl

  •  5Amazing Machine in Budget. 1 week ago by Abhishek Kumar

    Interceptor is an amazing machine made by Royal Enfield. Buying experience was great. Got the bike in a week from GT karnal, Royal Enfield. Bike is refined and no vibrations because of twin cylinders. With aftermarket exhaust it roars. Servicing is not expensive too and

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      25 kmpl

  •  5My bike 2 months ago by Mukesh Kumar, Ambala Cantt

    Buying experience is very nice. Riding it too is good. Riding experience Details about looks, performance etc. Servicing and maintenance is also ok

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

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  •  5Cruise on interceptor. 2 months ago by Raghvendra Kumar

    I got my bike delivered on 20th August after almost a waiting period of 8 months. No complaints as it was worth the wait. Got mark 2 chrome. The initial impressions are quite good, right from the word go you will fall in love with this bike. Not a bike for riding in tra

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    • Used it for

      Occasional Commute

    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      22 kmpl

  •  5Absolute brilliance! No other contender in this segment and price 3 months ago by Ajay

    Had a bit of hassle to get my variant, the wait was well worth it. Riding wise it is a pure pleasure. With the new updates on the bs6 variant, the motorcycle has become even better in every way. The list of pros and cons in my opinion: Pros: Cost and performance ratio c

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      29 kmpl

  •  5My funky iterceptor 4 months ago by Abhay Abrol, Lucknow

    Ii never owned an interceptor 650 but I love this bike because : 1) I love the way this bike is designed. It clearly suits the royal enfield lovers and it gives a great experience of riding 2)my friend owned this bike a long time ago and since then I wanted this bike so

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      Never owned

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FAQs about Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

  • Q: What is the on-road price of Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 in 2021?

    A: The 2021 on-road price of Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 in Delhi is Rs. 3,23,060. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: What is the actual mileage of Royal Enfield Interceptor 650?

    A: According to the user reported data, Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 gives an average mileage of 24 kmpl.
  • Q: Which is better Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 or Royal Enfield Continental GT 650?

    A: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is priced at Rs. 2,80,424, has a 648 cc 6 Speed Manual engine, gives a mileage of 24 kmpl and weighs 202 kg, whereas, the price of Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is Rs. 2,97,020 with a 648 cc engine, giving a mileage of 25 kmpl and weighing 198 kg. You can compare Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 vs Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
  • Q: What are the colour options of Royal Enfield Interceptor 650?

    A: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is available in 7 colours which are Orange Crush, Baker Express, Canyon Red, Ventura Blue, Downtown Drag, Sunset Strip and Mark 2. You can check all the colour images of Royal Enfield Interceptor 650.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of Royal Enfield Interceptor 650?

    A: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is a Cruiser bike that weighs 202 kg, has a 648 cc BS-VI engine and a fuel capacity of 13.7 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.

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