Updated On: 23 June 2021 Shakti Nath Jha
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is a very popular twin-cylinder motorcycle in India. In fact, it is the most affordable twin-cylinder motorcycle currently on sale in the country. The Interceptor 650 was first launched in India in November 2018 and it got the BS6 update in 2020. So, today in this article, we have shared with you the Pros and Cons of the new 2021 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 BS6.
Retro Charm - Just like almost all other RE motorcycles, the Interceptor 650 has an inherent retro charm which makes it a very appealing motorcycle. It gets a circular headlamp, a neat fuel tank with very minimal body graphics, a long single-piece seat and chrome-finished dual exhausts. The Interceptor 650 is offered in seven different colours. They are Downtown Drag, Orange Crush, Canyon Red, Baker Express, Sunset Strip, Ventura Blue & Mark Two.
Powerful and Refined Engine - The new Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is powered by a BS6 compliant 648cc, parallel-twin, air-cooled, fuel-injected engine. This motor churns out 47.65 PS of maximum power at 7250 RPM and 52 Nm of peak torque at 5250 RPM. The engine of this retro motorcycle comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and it gets a slipper clutch too.
Mile Muncher - The Interceptor 650 is a mile muncher. It has superb road manners, great highway stability and enough oomph to do inter-city runs without much effort.
Hardware - The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 packs decent hardware. For braking duties, it gets disc brakes at either end with dual-channel ABS as an additional safety aid. The suspension duties on the bike are performed by telescopic forks at the front and it gets dual gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear.
Price - The new 2021 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 BS6 is currently priced between Rs 2.75 lakhs - Rs 2.97 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi and at this price point, it is the currently most affordable twin-cylinder motorcycle on sale in India.
Not Too Comfortable - The RE Interceptor 650 has a stiff ride quality on broken patches of roads and overall, it isn't a very comfortable motorcycle.
Footpeg's Hurdle - The footpegs of the RE Interceptor 650 are positioned in such a manner that they always create a hurdle when you put your legs down in traffic or while parking the motorcycle.
Seat - The shape of the seat of the Interceptor 650 is quite awkward and it isn't very comfy too. It is ultra-soft and so you won't enjoy it on long trips.
Weight - The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 tips its scale at 202 kilograms. It is quite a heavy motorcycle and so riding it isn't everyone's cup of tea.
So, these were the Pros and Cons of the new 2021 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 BS6. Do you own a RE Interceptor 650 and want to share any pros and cons of this motorcycle with fellow readers? Do feel free to share your thoughts and opinions with all of us in the comments section below. You can also join our 91Wheels Auto Enthusiast Telegram group (click via mobile to join) curated exclusively for the fans, enthusiasts and owners. Further, subscribe to our YouTube channel for more amazing motoring updates.
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