Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 User Reviews

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Prabhjot
Prabhjot

power no doubt, but looks is just ok

" The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is magnificently charismatic and attractive as ever, this motorcycle deserves a high note from riders. By torquey parallel twin engine, the bike proves having a truthful nature of such patterns, among them is playful at rough and accords the rider with a comfy and enjoyable experience. The people earn laurels for the instrument because of its good seating, retro design, and both dual-channel ABS and slipper clutch, which are modern. Nevertheless, some riders point out that vibrations at higher speeds need to be addressed and propose fuel-efficiency enhancements for longer trips. Follow-up: Ensuring that these issues get resolved should be a priority for manufacturers if they want to ensure that these vehicles gain a wide acceptance and commercial use."

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Mohd
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Mohd (Verified User)

Ride quality

The ride quality is supreme and very smooth, And the seat is comfortable for the rider and the pillion.Performance is great in the city and holds up very well out on the highways as well, With no vibrations till 110kmph.The sweet spot is 80-90 on the highways.

Mohd's Interceptor 650 gives mileage of 20 kmpl
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Vishesh Thakkar
Vishesh Thakkar

Legendary Twin-Cylinder Cruiser

Standing as a notorious binary- cylinder rider, the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 combines current performance with mythe substance of quaint riding. I like this model because it offers riders an best place of power and refinement on the road, offering riders a special experience. This model has been a special fave of cornucopia due to the features it offers, which give an instigative and comfortable ride. My estimation for this model is bottomless as it blends modern technology with myclassic design. The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is still a popular option for riders appearing for a genuine rider experience because of its classic style and smooth ride.

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Alif
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Alif (Verified User)

13000 kms and never disappointed

13000 kms and never disappointed me.The only problem is local shops are not so experienced on this and make blunders.Also the new models are perfected, Regrets.Never take to locals like seen on you tubes.

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Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Pros and Cons

Interceptor 650 Positives Points: Most affordable 650cc bike in India, Linear yet exciting power delivery, Extremely refined engine.

Interceptor 650 Negatives Points: Lacks features, Uncomfortable for pillion riders, Rear suspension is a little too soft.

Zigwheels Expert's Conclusion : To our surprise, the Interceptor 650 felt more like a 90’s Honda and less like a Royal Enfield, given its refinement levels and performance. The engine feels amazing with loads of torque on offer and a nice sound from its twin exhausts. Overall quality is quite good and the motorcycle feels like it is built to last. This can easily be called the best Royal Enfield bike out there.

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Best Bike Ever

I booked it online and brought it home on 4th February 22, have ridden it around in the city and have made trips out of town on it, It's a bike that you will love to ride around, It's compact, got juice on the throttle, handles well, has good balance, performs well, and is comfortable on long rides I have done 500 to 650 km runs in a day, without too much stress I would say its pros, and cons- the braking of the rear wheel leaves a lot to be desired and had to change and put Japanese ceramic brake pads to compensate, plus you have to clean the rear brake assembly every 500 km or so otherwise, a squeaky noise starts every time you use the brakes, I don't know whether this happens on other bikes. I think the bike is overweight by a good 15 to 20 kilos, which cuts its performance I personally like the stock exhaust. On long rides you appreciate them they don't give you a headache. The pickup could be better it would vastly improve if it shed a little weight, fuel consumption overall in the city gets from 19 km to 23 km depending on how traffic & speed, on highways it can give you up to 25 km if you keep her under 100, around 120 to 140 it gives you around 21kms and build quality is excellent in most areas though you will find rust seeping in around the pipes in the rainy season, & the engine cover is in aluminium which can get oxidized if your not careful, which then needs to be buffed & polished. The best part of this bike that I absolutely love is there is no vibration, the anti-vibration measures that the UK designers incorporated in the d engine are brilliant ( trust me I have been riding a re-export for 20-plus years, and you will love the long rides) feature wise it's a pretty basic no-fuss bike, but it's got d essentials like abs which works really well, a digital console with two trip meters, fuel indicator which a lot of people say gets glitchy thankfully mine is working fine.

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Gopikrishnan
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Good update

4.6

I'm very happy about RE INT 650. This is my second bike. First I had a 2003 model Bajaj Caliber 115. So it was a good update for me personally. When heard about this bike I was not at all impressed and never had the plans for a RE. Because I was very disappointed about the bikes of RE without any update & also by other owners who disgustingly modifying the bike (just the new colour schemes only). Two engines and 6 models & one new engine for Himalayan. I like Himalayan but I didn't had plans to own that also. So I only loved to own a Triumph because of the brand's fit & finish and I've met so many owners & not even a single owner spoke an issue about the bike. I love classic bikes which won't show too vintage specs & want some electricals. But I was not able to afford a Triumph at that time and I usually saw 650 Twins in internet. So I just checked the specs and capabilities of this bike and I contacted RE for a test drive. First time I just rode this bike it was Mind-blowing. Why I enquired about this bike is, it almost look like a Triumph Street Twin. I'm a great fan of Street Twin. But 650 Twins lacks most electricals. It have a dual channel ABS as standard and that's it. The power delivery is very linear because it doesn't scare the rider. It can climb upto 120 easily without any hesitation. After that me personally can push upto 140KMPH after that I'm not able to push, because I don't get that much confidence for that. But it has very less vibrations compared to other REs. Whoever rode my bike in my friend circle said that whether this is a RE or what?!!. They were just impressed with the Twins. The stock exhaust is just lovely. I own a Ravishing Red colour. That's a cool colour. The touring capability is just awesome. I didn't felt any issues of backpain or burning ass. But I feel some wrist pain even after a short ride in city traffic. Don't know whether it's my riding problem or what. Because only my left wrist will get hurt after a ride. I'm working on that. No heating issues in city traffic. It's a 650CC engine and it heats as usual. But it won't affect our riding. My pillion is very comfortable in the Twins in the city traffic and I never toured with a pillion. I don't have much knowledge in Luggage carrying capacity, because I will tie a travel bag on my rear seat when traveling alone & I'm okay with that. Things I don't like in the Twins are I'm disappointed with the tube inside the tubeless tires. Triumph also have spoke wheels for their T100& T120 and runs tubeless. RE can do that in Twins but they won't. I won't ask for an alloy because spoke looks really perfect for the bike and it should run tubeless. I didn't go for any aftermarket accessories for my bike it's been a year I'm with my bike and rode around 9k KMS and waiting for the service centre to open (due to lockdown) for my 2nd service. Rust came at the connection of bend pipe to engine (both sides) and some rust like defects inside the left exhaust baffle. The fuel gauge is not accurate, you have to get used with the fuel meter because I think it may show the reading correctly after riding for almost 10-15 mins and that's not good for a bike pricing like this. The instrument cluster is very basic. RE could add a clock and gear shift indicator also, because RE Himalayan even have a compass so why don't 650 Twins have?? The front and back fendors looks metallic but it's of plastic. The bike wobble horribly at the speed between 80-90KMPH above & below this range it works just fine. Don't know why this happens because I took it to RE's ASC and they fixed it for me at first, but after 6k kms it again wobbles. You will feel the wobbling only when you release hands from the handle, but don't release handle bar fully. Just release a little and you can feel it & if you keep it steady it will go steady. These are the things I want to share about the bike. I hope I covered everything about the bike and it helps others planning for the bike. Even though I really really LOVE My INT 650 TWINS but have some suggestions to RE to make it bit more good. The issues I raised above can be fixed by the service centre itself and it doesn't bothers you much. I'm not a fan of Royal Enfield, but I'm with the 650 TWINS😍.

Gopikrishnan's Interceptor 650 gives mileage of 27 kmpl
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Vishvanath
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Rounder bike

4.2

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).

Vishvanath's Interceptor 650 gives mileage of 25 kmpl with STD variant
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UPPILIAPPAN
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UPPILIAPPAN (Verified User)

Manually check

4.2

Braking. Driving position is good. Standard seat is hard for long drives.Pillion seating is not comfortable 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.Heating in engine is tolerable it bakes our leg. in highways also. Latest happenings in my INT 650 i had problem in T-Stem i took it to the service center they replaced with , New T-Stem , Front Struts , Front Rim , Abnormal Engine noise was prevailing in my INT 650 All 8 Engine values changed on warranty . Still excessive engine noise is in my bike & bonus whistle sound intolerable. I have again informed the RE service. They assured to sort it out. The INT 650 is still a beta product . We should go to mediation course to control our patience. But riding pleasure is good. Today On 25.09.2019 my bike crossed 7000 km. The engine noise is abnormal still waiting for RE to sort our. My rear ABS is not functioning properly 60 % ineffective. Serviced the rear brake twice . Still problem. The surprise is RE is hesitating a lot change parts in warranty. It drags the issue for weeks .Pushes the customer frequent visits to workshop. RE has to sort out , Value noise & Clattering noise in INT 650. The front suspension & T-Steam is not strong enough .I have crossed 10,000 km now the engine noise is under control , in 10,000 km service . Rear brake is adjusted & Pads changed still ok only. RE is ready to change the caliper assembly if defective. Now a days RE is providing a very good service support. Now my bike has crossed 15500 km. I have now purchased extended warranty for 5th & 6th.

UPPILIAPPAN's Interceptor 650 gives mileage of 27 kmpl with STD BS6 variant
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Problems in Interceptor 650

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I have been riding RE bikes

I have been riding re bikes for last 20 years.Recently ie in jan 2022, Bought interceptor 650.I was so excited while buying this.But after 9 months i realise how wrong i was.Ha some software prob from day 2, Took almost 10 days to get this corrected.After using for 3-4 months bike started stoping now n then for no reason, And it starts by itsels after 30 mins.When talked to service center they confirmed that its an issue with fuel pump they already have 5-6 bikes with them with the same complaint.But they are waiting for part to come from factory.I tried in couple of other service centers in city, Everybody gave the same answer, Will take min 20-25 days for the part to come once they book.Finally after 1, 5 months today my bike is with me with replaced fuel pump.Go for this bike if you want to wait for months n months for any small issue.Its really frustrating in todays world to wait for 1-2 months for one part to get replaced.Didn't expect such a pathetic logistics from royal enfield.I shud also say their roadside assistance is good.

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Engine power

Need to improve build quality.Engine power and mileage are ok.But after an accident due to untrained professionals, Got fixed in bad manner even the engine was untouched in the accident.No one is able to fix the issue.90% re service centres having untrained professionals and workmanship.Gearbox issue is there even though there is slipper clutch.But power delivery is impressive and getting highway mileage upto 33kmpl and in bangalore’s city 14-18kmpl( i doubt petrol pump).

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Alif
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Alif (Verified User)

13000 kms and never disappointed

13000 kms and never disappointed me.The only problem is local shops are not so experienced on this and make blunders.Also the new models are perfected, Regrets.Never take to locals like seen on you tubes.

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Shiva
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Shiva (Verified User)

Performance us good, Some ergonomic

4.2

Performance us good, Some ergonomic issues are there, Bad thing is they are not focussing on it, I love to see a full performance oriented cafe racer with same engine continental gt

Shiva's Interceptor 650 gives mileage of 33 kmpl
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Best User Experiences with Interceptor 650

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A (Verified User)

Best Bike Ever

I booked it online and brought it home on 4th February 22, have ridden it around in the city and have made trips out of town on it, It's a bike that you will love to ride around, It's compact, got juice on the throttle, handles well, has good balance, performs well, and is comfortable on long rides I have done 500 to 650 km runs in a day, without too much stress I would say its pros, and cons- the braking of the rear wheel leaves a lot to be desired and had to change and put Japanese ceramic brake pads to compensate, plus you have to clean the rear brake assembly every 500 km or so otherwise, a squeaky noise starts every time you use the brakes, I don't know whether this happens on other bikes. I think the bike is overweight by a good 15 to 20 kilos, which cuts its performance I personally like the stock exhaust. On long rides you appreciate them they don't give you a headache. The pickup could be better it would vastly improve if it shed a little weight, fuel consumption overall in the city gets from 19 km to 23 km depending on how traffic & speed, on highways it can give you up to 25 km if you keep her under 100, around 120 to 140 it gives you around 21kms and build quality is excellent in most areas though you will find rust seeping in around the pipes in the rainy season, & the engine cover is in aluminium which can get oxidized if your not careful, which then needs to be buffed & polished. The best part of this bike that I absolutely love is there is no vibration, the anti-vibration measures that the UK designers incorporated in the d engine are brilliant ( trust me I have been riding a re-export for 20-plus years, and you will love the long rides) feature wise it's a pretty basic no-fuss bike, but it's got d essentials like abs which works really well, a digital console with two trip meters, fuel indicator which a lot of people say gets glitchy thankfully mine is working fine.

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Aashish
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Aashish (Verified User)

Excellent bike

Excellent bike.I never thought royal enfield will make such powerful bike absolutely game changer for royal enfield.It is the best bike i have driven till date best in every aspects like performance, Braking, Comfort; you can actually drive for long distance with in one stretch, Seat is very comfortable for rider as well as pillion.Best things about bike is engine itself "mind blowing performance" and also slipper clutch is pro for the bike.Worst thing is bike wobble sometimes while driving, Fuel meter will not show the right indication, Main drawback is no tubeless tyre.Over all performance is mind blowing ones you cross the 3k rpm you'll get crazy.Mid range and high end performance is great.I got a mileage about 30-32 km which is high way mileage and 22-27 km in city which is great.Pickup is like you are launching a rocket, Build quality is awesome, Zero vibrations, Features is like basic you will get a trip-a&b and odo, Rpm meter and speedometer along with indications like abs, Fuel pump, Battery, Engine oil which is more than enough for the bike.After sale service is good.The service guy actually listen to the problem i faced and fixed the problem which is great.

Aashish's Interceptor 650 gives mileage of 30 kmpl
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Shubham
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Great Bike In This Segment

I have been riding this bike for the past 16 months. Every time I hop up it puts a smile on my face. It's pure riding pleasure. Pros: 1:- The design is fantastic, It sets you apart from the crowd. 2:- Rides very well on the highway, and the power output is linear and good. 3:- Maintenance cost is quite low compared to other bikes if this segment. 4:- A lot of customization options are available. 5:- A good mileage (I get around 25kmpl in the city and around 31kmpl on the highway). Cons: 1:- It can be prone to rust, especially near the exhausts, you have to take care of that and address them at the earliest. 2:- Stick seat is very uncomfortable, upgrade it at the earliest (I upgraded to a continental gt tourer seat, It looks and is comfortable for my bottoms on long rides). 3:- Pillion comfort is terrible. 4:- It comes with tubeless tires, which can be a headache if the tire puncturesoverall the bike has its shortcomings but they can easily be taken care of with customization and it will still be a better deal than other bikes in this segment.

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Swati
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Exploring Freedom: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is a perfect combination of craftsmanship, refined movements, and exemplary performance, which all together makes this motorcycle a timeless cruiser bike. Its meticulous design inspired by the retro style features such the teardrop fuel tank and chrome accents, which gives a respect to the motorcycling great days of the past that have influenced more modern features. In this engine, the equivalent of a 650 cc parallel-twin engine, it gives a smooth power delivery and a rebuilt performance is great for long distance trip and weekends getaway. With comfortable ergonomics and relaxed riding posture, the bike turns in a comfortable and enjoyable cloth for either rider or pillion. The Interceptor 650 is a classic cruiser model that puts together heritage and modernity, which is something that attracts riders willing to enjoy their imperiousness as well as to appreciate the performance in general.

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