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  • Q. How is the performance - Interceptor 650?

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    Zigwheels
    Zigwheels | 1 year ago

    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.

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    Uppiliappan
    Uppiliappan | 10 months ago

    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.

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    Krishan
    Krishan | 6 months ago

    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.

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    Mriganka
    Mriganka | 4 months ago

    Its really value for money..I mean you get what you expect after spending 3 Lacs

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    Abhyudaya
    Abhyudaya | 3 months ago

    Refinement is exceptional...very strong mid range and top end also quite good.

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    Lalram
    Lalram | 1 week ago

    For one thing, it's not like your other RE. The rest, book a test ride and you'll know.

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    Vamsidhara
    Vamsidhara | 7 months ago

    You'll definitely feel the difference compared to a 250 cc or 390 cc motorcycle its torque is just amazing i mean u can feel it just pull like a freight train

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    Amit
    Amit | 1 year ago

    47bhp and 52Nm torque the performanceis nice .It reaches 100km/hr in just 6.23 secomds which is good for a bike which weights 200+ kg.

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    Himnish
    Himnish | 3 months ago

    Ultimate..... one of the smoothest...

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    Sumit
    Sumit | 3 months ago

    Very good performance bike...

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Q. What is engine power of Royal Enfield Interceptor 650?
A. The engine power of Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is 47.65 PS @ 7250 rpm.
Q. How many gears available in Royal Enfield Interceptor 650?
A. There are 6-Speed gears available in Royal Enfield Interceptor 650.
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