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Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

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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

 2,73,865 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels

Interceptor 650 Custom - BS VI

 2,81,989 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels

Interceptor 650 Chrome - BS VI

 2,95,524 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

About Interceptor 650

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is a cruiser bikes available at a starting price of Rs. 2,73,865 in India. It is available in 3 variants and 7 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 2,95,524. The 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 is one of the two models based on the 650cc twin cylinder platform from Royal Enfield. It is more ‘street bike’ of the two, and has the wider appeal with its retro looks and comfort and the capability to carry a pillion rider as well.

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.

The Interceptor is available in seven different colour schemes. The Standard (single tone) version includes three paint options - Canyon Red, Ventura Blue, and Orange Crush. The Custom (dual tone) variant, too, is available in three options - Downtown Drag, Sunset Strip, and Baker Express. Lastly, the Chrome variant includes an updated version of the Mark 2. The Mark 2 Chrome Interceptor is an ode to the original Interceptor 750 from the 1960’s. The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 competes on price with the KTM 390 Duke, although in specs, it is a lot closer 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. 

Photography by Kaustubh Gandhi

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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.

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Interceptor 650

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

    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 --

    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

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

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

    Tyre Type Tubed

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 240 mm

    Calliper Type Twin Piston Calipers

    Front Wheel Size 18 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 18 inch

    Radial Tyres No

    Wheel Type Spoke

    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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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 (234 ratings) 94 reviews
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  •  5Interceptor 650 2 weeks ago by Vishnu, Chennai

    I want this bike but due to financial problems cant afford it. But one day I'll buy it and ride this bike in my area and in front of all my haters like a king. . . .

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  •  5Royal bike 4 weeks ago by Faisal, Kanpur Nagar

    0 to 100 in 5 seconds. No vibration, and excellent for long-distance with good control off-road and as well as on the road. 650 cc gives good speed on highways. I will recommend this who want to go for long drives with comfortable seating and uninterrupted ride with a g

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  •  5Bull Ride 1 month ago by Vishnu Vardhan, Bangalore

    Firstly it's Royal Enfield's first ever made cafe racer bike. I loved it by the looks and awesome styling, as there is more options for this cafe racer bikes, they don't have such great road presence, but well created. They are over priced according to Indian roads and

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