Don't let height keep you from getting onto a bike, once you get going you get used to it. And with time you can figure out how to use just one foot to get the job done. for instance - while pushing the bike back while sitting on it takes effort. just hop off and push it back. So, we would suggest you to take a test ride in order to clear your all doubts. Click on the given link to get your nearest dealership details: https://www.zigwheels.com/bikes/dealers1 Reply
The bare minimum height to handle interceptor will be 5.6 ft , But person in 5.4 should use boots , Alter seat to handle the bike. The weight of the person driving at least should be 60kg + because the bike is 210 kg.Test drive the bike as much you can to find it suits you Most important you should be passionate to ride a 650 CC the bike. If so the bike is for you.3 Reply
A 648cc parallel-twin motor with a 270-degree crank which gave the ideal starting point for this new generation of Enfield. Output figures of 47.65PS at 7250rpm and 53Nm at 5250rpm aren’t dazzling to say the least, but it will delight those who are upgrading from Enfield’s singles, especially the 350s. A 4-valve head helps the engine burn fuel more efficiently while a counterbalance shaft is also thrown into the mix to reduce vibrations. And this has paid dividends, as there are no vibrations to speak of; not even a hint of buzziness at any rpm whatsoever. For the first time in Royal Enfield’s history, you get a six-speed transmission with a slip-and-assist clutch. Shift action is extremely smooth with one hardly requiring the clutch for quick upshifts. Needless to say, clutch action is light and there’s no strain on your left hand even in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Considering it weighs 200 plus kilos with fuel on board, the performance figures are pretty impressive. 0-60kmph takes 2.87 seconds, while the 0-100kmph dash is done in 6.54 seconds. To put that in perspective, it’s actually 0.1 second quicker to sixty and 0.4 seconds slower to hundred than the more torquey Harley-Davidson Street 750. Nearly 80 per cent of the Interceptor’s torque is available from 2500rpm and begins to taper off at around the 6000rpm mark. Therefore, it does manage impressive in-gear acceleration figures. The 30-70kmph run in third gear is completed in 3.9 seconds, while it takes 4.85 seconds for the 40-80kmph run in fourth gear. Here’s where the Street 750 has a distinct edge. However, when compared to something like the performance-oriented KTM 390 Duke, the Interceptor is just a whisker away. It shines on the highway too. Slot the bike into sixth gear and you are able to pull off from speeds as low as 50kmph, all the way up to 170kmph. Yes, it cracks the ton (British term for doing 100mph, roughly equating to 160kmph) but you will need to brave the strong windblast that you will experience due to the upright seating position and lack of aerodynamics. We found that cruising at around 120kmph, with the revs hovering around the 5k mark, the Interceptor sings a sweet tune. A fuel efficiency figure of 26kmpl in both city and highway is fairly decent for a motorcycle of its size and cubic capacity. With a range of close to 350km, thanks to the 13.7-litre fuel tank, the Interceptor will be more than happy to go cross country.4 Reply
Interceptor is very good in Performance. Good Braking. Driving position is good. Standard seat is hard for long drives.Pillion seating is not comforta ble because of elevated foot pegs. Heating is little bit in high city driving conditions. Suspension is bouncy making thud noise in little bad & Very bad roads . Suspension is Very Good in highways. Interceptor is definitely not a zero vibration bike. It is creating vibration in foot peg areas , Side of the fuel tank & Minor development started in handle bar area. Fuel gauge is improper/inaccurate it shows error reading we have to manually check by opening the tank. Engine RPM some times improper in idling glides up & Down.3 Reply
Interceptor performance in terms of power, pickup, balance is good but some point needs to be addressed like uncomfortable seating position (riding position very aggressive) not advisable for long riding without modification.Handle bar riding posture also towards engine means complete stress you body like shoulder, back, arm.Breaking ratio with engine also having as issue while you ridding more than 120 km/hrs, engine have more power w.r.t. break.Little bit issue for short ridder also, may Royal Enfield team work on it on some cosmetic changes.0 Reply
With just a slight hint of forward arching, the riding posture of the Interceptor is what will make Royal Enfield loyalists happy. The bars are wide and you do not have to stretch much to get to them. However, shorter riders may just find it a bit too much. The saddle height of 804mm is favorable for most riders but they will need to get used to the slightly outward footpegs. At crawling speeds or while slowing down with your feet down, the footpegs tend to hit your ankles and this could be a nuisance the first time around. We would suggest you to take a test ride in order to clear your all doubts. Click on the given link to get your nearest dealership details: https://www.zigwheels.com/bikes/dealers0 Reply
In my RE service center there in a chief mechanic who takes care of RE interceptor division is same as you height or may be lesser . He uses boot and go for test drive . He manages to drive the interceptor with little difficulty. He sad he own a RE 500 CC in that he has altered the seat to suit him. He has traveled till himalayas rotang pass. If you are passionate design the seats for your height. Go ahead .3 Reply
I guess people who ask about 650 knows the displacement size of the engine and any engine of that capacity is expected to get heated when it does not get enough cooling. Considering the RE 650 being an air-oil cooled engine, it should warm up as well! But its not a microwave that can be used to cook your thighs. Surprisingly and fortunately it does not heat up that much that you would consider as "heating issue"! I don't understand why people are talking about heating issue so much. One should always understand its a mid capacity tourer and commuter motorcycle and not a low displacement commuter motorcycle such as splendour. And this bike is anyways not meant for people who are stuck for daily 3 hrs of office traffic. People should know what this bike is going to be used for and set their expectations accordingly.2 Reply
It can do city rides easily... There would be literally no load on the engine or it wont heat like how the KTMs do.. Heating is nt much that you can create an issue out of it.. It is normal that our engine warms up... Just look for those exhausts that are poking outside... That might need some space while moving around.3 Reply
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.4 Reply
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)5 Reply
Comparing to its predecessors the vibration is bare minimum. Handling while parking will be a issue. Try physically moving the bike , Stand on / off , Reverse/Forward it , Try Parking in cramped zone. If the results suits you go for interceptor 650. By the by bro I can understand Back pain & Even hand pain . Bro what is chest pain.2 Reply
It gets a 648cc parallel-twin motor with a 270-degree crank which gave them the ideal starting point for this new generation of Enfields. Output figures of 47.65PS at 7250rpm and 53Nm at 5250rpm which are sufficient for your requirements. If we talk about ergonomics, With just a slight hint of forward arching, the riding posture of the Interceptor is what will make Royal Enfield loyalists happy. The bars are wide and you do not have to stretch much to get to them. However, shorter riders may just find it a bit too much. The saddle height of 804mm is favourable for most riders but they will need to get used to the slightly outward footpegs. At crawling speeds or while slowing down with your feet down, the footpegs tend to hit your ankles and this could be a nuisance the first time around. Although slightly rear set, they feel quite natural, a big boon for city as well as highway riding.2 Reply
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 features a long & spacious seat and mounting a saddle bag would not be a problem. As for comfort, the seat is a bit narrow and far too soft. Within half an hour on the saddle, you will feel the seat pan poking you from underneath. Moreover, we'd recommend taking a test ride of the bike in order to get acquainted with the performance and compatibility. Click on the following link for dealership details and select your city accordingly - Royal Enfield Bike Showrooms0 Reply
The suspension setup of Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 doesn’t feel all that great for bad roads. The Interceptor is running fairly beefy 41mm forks at the front and twin preload-adjustable gas-charged shocks at the back. The bike faultlessly for the fairly good roads but the back end did tend to feel stiff at times, and over a series of bumps, it manages to bounce the rider a bit. On the other hand, the Yamaha FZ 25 is tuned for good drivability in Indian traffic conditions and offers a comfortable ride but lacks the touring capabilities of the Interceptor 650. Moreover, we'd recommend taking a test ride of the bike in order to get acquainted with the performance and compatibility. Click on the following link for dealership details and select your city accordingly - New Bike Showrooms0 Reply
Wearing shoes adds to the safety of the rider and are always recommended. As for the heat, it was much lower in the road test than we expected. You can definitely feel some of it in stop-go traffic but it is nothing that would cook your thighs. Moreover, we'd recommend taking a test ride of the bike in order to get acquainted with the performance and compatibility. Click on the following link for dealership details and select your city accordingly - Royal Enfield Bike Showrooms Read more: - Royal Enfield Interceptor 650: Road Test Review0 Reply
It's a tie actually both bikes are really good . When it comes to City or highway rides the interceptor 650 feels better but if are driving through some nasty roads or doing some off Roading then Himalayan is the best.I've chosen Himalayan SLEET over interceptor 650 and dominar 400 .Himalayan have the bestest riding comfort above all of them .1 Reply
If you want something with more power and speed you should buy something with more power and speed. The Interceptor is far from sluggish, of course you could do things to it to make it more powerful and faster - but that would cost money. Why not just buy something faster to start with if 100mph isn't good enough for you?0 Reply
No not at all advisable. The foot pegs/Rest are elevated .The engine power , Braking will imbalance the pillion rider and affect the rider. Every time we should caution the pillion rider about the dual exhausts before he sits.We should be very careful with the silencer/Exhausts because in seconds it will burn our foot , Knuckle & calf . Moreover INT 650 is not comfortable for pillion rider. If so then pillion rider should wear full boots .3 Reply
Since KTM 390 Adventure is yet to launch and hit the roads, it would not be fair to give any verdict regarding the same. Moreover, between the Royal Enfield Interceptor and Royal Enfield Himalayan, we'd recommend going with the more suitable tourer - the Himalayan. Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is a good bike with a smooth and torquey engine, however, the ergonomics limit the long-tour usage of the bike. Royal Enfield Himalayan, on the other hand, features long-travel suspension setup, upright riding position, and is a comfortable adventure touring motorcycle from the manufacturer. Powering the Himalayan is a 411cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled, SOHC, fuel-injected engine, which churns a maximum power of 24.83PS and a maximum torque of 32.00Nm coupled with a 5-speed gearbox. Moreover, we'd recommend taking a test ride of the bike in order to get acquainted with the performance and compatibility. Click on the following link for dealership details and select your city accordingly - Royal Enfield Bike Showrooms2 Reply
@ Rahul | Im currently using RE Electra 350 cc , I have rode around 1500 Kms on my recent trip, I felt this isn’t a perfect bike for touring because of the breaking capability and vibration effect after 60 Speed. So I personally looking for Interceptor 650 is that a good decision??
INT 650 is least vibration bike in RE stable but not zero vibration bike. Good for touring with altered seat. But wait for couple months so RE has to sort out , Value noise & Clattering noise in INT 650. The front suspension & T-Steam is not strong enough for that bike.Pl wait for the updated version. RE might recall INT 650 for a massive part change campaign.0 Reply
KTM 390 may not be the right choice because for it's a 379.9 CC sport bike. It's power is high and would not be comfortable for two passengers.interceptor 650 will be the right choice.. Because it's bit heavy and not so naked as KTM390.so it's power can be controlled by the rider. Also it provides more mileage than KTM 390.2 Reply
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is good one for single rider . Pillion rider will be uncomfortable because on it elevated foot pegs. My suggestion Himalayan is good choice. KTM Duke is different segment who needs more speed. it is not for pleasant riding.Pl do test ride together intensively INT 650 & Himalayan to conclude.4 Reply
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Riding my classic 350 was a great experience. I used to cruise on it and most of the times the torque, the seat the engine were all adequate. Then came the interceptor and it just took one test ride to realise what I was missing. On 27 Nov 2018 my satisfied life just turned upside down and got intercepted by the interceptor. I booked it then and there as I had no other way of achieving nirvana again. I booked the ravishing red colour but changed it to Orange crush as that was being delivered faster. I was told a waiting period of 120 days (and nights). Time was passing by I was riding my classic 350 as usual and having a jolly good time dreaming about my very own interceptor. You tube kept me sane as there were plethora of interceptor videos available to keep me occupied. On republic day I was going about my business as usual and I got a call from cruiser motors Dwarka that my interceptor is on its way and should reach by 27th Jan. I was pleasantly surprised and we decided that at 1400 hrs on 27 Jan,19 I will upgrade to interceptor. The PDI went well. After doing all the formalities I finally got the key at 1600 hrs. I rode it back happily. I was instructed to use only extra premium/ speed petrol and never to fill the tank to the brim. Keep tyre pressure as 32 in front and 36/39 in rear. Also not to ride the bike more than 75-80 for first 2000 kms ( lot of patience needed). I have been using it for daily 38 km commute to office and on weekend around city drives and a few tours of three to five days/1500-3000 kms. I have completed 9000 kms ( boy, have they been good!!). I have following observations -:Pros1. The bike is butter smooth. It has negligible vibrations.2. Engine delivers power in a smooth manner ( ps: its no KTM 390or even apache 300).3. Great road presence.4. Very relaxed engine ( due to low compression ratio of 1:9.5) 5. Absolutely no heat issues even in exteme bumper to bumper traffic. Just a warm breeze on your legs. It does misses on low speed in very extreme traffic and hot conditions due to engine heating.6. An all-rounder bike. Excellent on highways and quite manageable in city.Cons1. Rider footpegs have an ergonomic problem. ( It takes time to get used to).2. Tank feels a little thin to hold.( Solutions are available, keep reading to find out mine).3. Seat is absolutely pathetic. Even in city ride of 18 kms/ 30 mins it is uncomfortable. ( Got it modified from karol bagh. Added a little foam next to thighs, and got a pillion raise and guess what, My footpeg and tank issue went away to quite some extent. ( Now I can live with them).4. The clutch gap keeps increasing on its own. ( The clutch wire is touching the meters console and every time you turn the handle right it rubs and rolls resulting in automatic movement of clutch adjusting screw next to lever) FIX- tighten the screw to the max and adjust the clutch gap full and final from adjustment screws on the crank case.5. Two massive silencers keep geeting scratched especially the left one. Innocent auto walas especially do that.Service cost1. Got the first service done at 501 kms.2. Only oil change and basic checks and adjustments.3. Took four hours for service.4. Total cost : Rs 2675 only.5. Next service at 10000 or 1 year whichever happens earlier.Milleage. Overall 25 kmpl. Best 32 and worst 18.8 ( with normal fuel) otherwise 23 (with extra premium).
I own a Interceptor (got it in December). Like most people, my bike also had issues with hard clutch and that tak tak sound since after the first service.I visited #TeknikMotorcycles Sarjapur, #Bangalore couple of times for this issue and they couldn"t fix it. Lately, clutch became too hard to even shift gears, so I called RE officials and they sent an engineer to Teknik Service center to look after the issue. Some friends had suggested me that it"s a clutch play issue so it can be fixed easily. But engineer said they will deliver the bike in few hours.Now it has been 6 days and my bike is still at the service center. Everyday I have to chase them to get an update and they give me shocking reason.What they told me is,Day 1: Local engineers couldn"t understand the problem so they have called engineers from the plant.Day 2: Plant engineers are checking the issue.Day 3: Plant engineers have called for a meeting and doing some R&D.Day 4: They have decided to change the original clutch parts etc.Day 5: Waiting for clutch parts to arrive from Chennai plant.Day 6 (today): They have found some abnormalities in the clutch play and connected areas in engine so they are seeking an approval to change the #Engine.Whaaaat!!! Why is that required? I don"t know if I should be worried to hear this now. They are asking for another 3 days again for more R&D and testing.I don"t understand what kind a joke is this. Royal Enfield has been promoting twins by saying that they have been working on these bikes for 10 years. I mean this is what they worked upon in 10 years?I was so happy with the bike but getting to know these things are worrying me. Cost of this bike is not less. Its just right amount for this bike. Its just the engine is powerful, otherwise quality seem to be very low.
The most refined and powerful engine till date from the RE stables. Beautiful looking classic retro styled twin engine machine. Low on vibrations and high on performance. In some ways it's a blank canvas begging to be accessorized. The aftermarkets industry must be going nuts. To be fair RE has some good accessories up for sale with the promise of more in the pipeline. On the downside are seating ergonomics (obviously subjective),placement of footpegs, pillion comfort or lack of and vendor quality control.
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