Currently, Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is available in 7 different colors - Downtown Drag, Orange Crush, Canyon Red, Baker Express, Sunset Strip, Ventura Blue, Mark Two. Moreover, there is no official information available regarding the launch of proper black color so we would suggest you to stay tuned for the updates.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 comes across as the most affordable multi-cylinder bike in India with linear and friendly power delivery. Surprisingly, the Interceptor 650 feels less like a Royal Enfield and more like a 90’s Honda -- such is the refinement level and performance on offer. The motor is a gem with loads of torque from the get-go and a nice soundtrack accompanying it. However, Royal Enfield could have offered alloy wheels as that will help owners in upgrading to tubeless tyres and speaking about tyres, the Interceptor could do with a better pair of shoes as the Pirelli Phantom SportComp aren’t up to the mark. While it isn’t a perfect motorcycle, the Interceptor will charm you with its easy-going nature, a wave of torque and refinement. In an increasingly digital world, it warms you with its analogue nature and rekindles the joy of motorcycling. As per your requirements, we'd suggest you to spend some time with the Interceptor and then move on to the bigger ones. Moreover, we would suggest you to take a test ride for a better understanding of performance and comfort. Click on the link and select your desired city for dealership details.Read More: - [Royal Enfield Interceptor 650: Top 5 Mods And Accessories@https://www.zigwheels.com/news-features/news/royal-enfield-interceptor-650-top-5-mods-and-accessories/41873/
I am owner of RE 650 n have recently booked Bonnie street twin gold line Biking is a gradual process , cant directly buy a big bike your heart says Bonnie ( your heart is correct ) but start with interceptor as it will introduce you to the world of touring after a decade ( same was case with me ) Now after using interceptor for over 2 years upgrading myself to Bonnie !
You may have the leg-guard and sump guard installed from the aftermarket. However, we'd suggest you to exchange words with the nearest authorized service center regarding the warranty of your bike. Follow the link and select your city accordingly for service centers.
Yes, it is. Highly reliable! Just keep it well serviced.Don't compare it with the other RE models. You can feel the Quality difference between those and the 650 twins. This bike comes with a bare minimum tech and reduces the complications associated with it making your life lot easier than running around the service centers for tech related issues as that can't be fixed in your parking. Also please avoid achieving top speed targets on this bike, this bike is not meant for top speeding like the Kawasaki or the KTMs. Its a practical bike and its range would be till 140 kmph, ofcourse it goes beyond that easily, but it's not it's comfort area and you would lose the torquey nature of the engine there. Also that will affect your mileage! And in the long run as well!It is as easy as to say you take care of your 650 and the bike would take care of you as well!And this bike won't age early and will continue to last for years unlike the sports competitors that age in 3-4 years and make you urge for a new motorcycle.Technology would always get old and would need an update every now and then. But a classic would always remain a classic and would indulge you to feel the ride. Now you decide for yourself.
I bought this bike 2 months back. Since then I am fixing one thing or the other. It has stayed dead or in service center for half of the time. I should have bought a Honda. If you want a reliable bike Royal Enfield is the last brand you should look at. Battery Issue (charged it twice then bought a new Exide battery from company then that also died), twichy throttle response, clicking noise from rear shocker, problem with instrument cluster, turning off on high rpm. But I am happy to say this bike is the only problem in my life.
Reliability with interceptor 650 . Most advanced bike ever made by RE . Intensively Tested & Designed . Sturdy power packed engine at your disposal. Good refined engine , Very good Dual ABS brake , Riding position is good, Their are some convenience issue , Foot peg position , Fuel tank lid is not fixed to tank , LED lights , these minor issues will addressed by RE in upcoming days. The most unreliable in interceptor 650 is mileage 18 km - 22 km / liter (But for a 650 CC this is fine)
I own both the Himalayan and the Interceptor and I can definitely say with authority that with the himalayan you wont have a back pain. Ride is more comfortable due to the seating posture and the seat itself. Same goes for the pillion rider as well. What you will get is a solid freaking headache considering the Himalayan has so many other issues that you get fed up spending most of your time in RE service centers. I own a BS3 model. So I hope the later models have these issues sorted. Interceptor on the hand was built for a different purpose and tall riders (5 foot 9 and above) will have problems with their back. This is because of the seating posture. But there are work arounds to this. its a great bike and is open to customization unlike the Himalayan.
I have slipped disc and tail bone/sciatic pains .. you know how bad it can get. But I can tell you, on a normal day the Interceptor has never caused any issues or never till date have I had any issues because of the seating position on the Interceptor. I can't speak for Himalayan, I am sure it's meant for touring and expect that to be equally comfortable or more. With Interceptor, you cant go wrong that much I could tell trust me.
The Interceptor 650 will marginally have a better seating posture than the Himalayan and hence should give less back pain.But eventually it depends on whether you will utilise the motorcycle for city rides for which Interceptor is best or for off roading for which Himalayan is best.Hope this helps! Happy riding!
Primarily there are 2 types of cooling used for the engine. Air and Liquid. Air cooled engines are cheaper but the cooling may not be uniform since the rear portion of the cylinders cannot be cooled by air when the vehicle is moving forward. Liquid cooled engines are more expensive to make due to the cooling jackets that go around all the heat generating parts of the engine. Liquid cooled engines have more uniform cooling and they must have a radiator. Either of these can have a supplementary oil cooler, which has a small radiator that takes away the heat from the oil that circulates inside the engine. Oil cooling is not an alternate to either air or liquid cooling, but only supplementary to those. Hope this helps.
Oil Cooled and Water Cooled are terms used by Manufacturer's to differentiate the slight difference between the cooling systems. Oil cooling: Technically , An oil cooled engine is predominantly air cooled with oil cooling assistance, the majority of the heat transfer is through the fins on the cylinder block.Air-cooled engines are fuel efficient, affordable and require lesser engine space than that of liquid cooled engines. The Maintenance costs of liquid cooled ones are higher than air-cooled engines. Liquid cooled ones are easy to operate (better riding experience) but certainty of liquid spilling out is high.
In layman terms, air cooled means there is no special cooling mechanism and the air outside will be used to cool the bike. Oil cooling and liquid cooling is as described above. In short liquid cooling>oil cooling>air cooling. Also the same for maintaince cost.
Yes the Interceptor 650 is comfortable for a long ride.Except if you ride for a long distance touring install a touring seat.Hope this helps! Happy riding!
The seats are too comfortable when we go with pillion rider . Front Foot peg position make little uncomfortable. For long drive singles is recommended because pillion rider thighs will get strained of elevated foot peg.
If you modify seat and if it has adequate foam or cushioning , bike is comfortable for longer rides
Hi i have interceptor 650 orange crush and i have done with the 3rd service today and it costs me 2400 INR that includes Engine oil and oil filter. Other things were in good condition. It took only 1.5 hours to complete the service. Note: Second service cost was zero.
My vehicle is not due for the second service yet but I would expect to replace my brake pads by that time besides the engine oil and oil filter. Keep aside about Rs 5500 to 6000 for the second service, due at 10K kms.
Second service is at 5000 km, and is just a check over, quite cheap. No oil change. Third service at 10,000 is oil change, check tappets etc.