Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Debuts at EICMA 2017

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Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Unveiled at EICMA 2017, India Launch Next Year

The cat is out of the bag, finally! The highly anticipated Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 has been unveiled at the EICMA 2017. The oldest motorcycle manufacturing company will now launch the new 650cc offering in several markets across the world, including India. Powering the new Interceptor 650 is powered by the company’s new 650cc twin-cylinder engine. The new motor has a SOHC head and outputs a maximum power of 47 PS along with a peak torque of 52 Nm. The new motorcycle debuts alongside the new Continental GT 650.

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The new Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 will rival the likes of Harley Davidson Street 750 once it launches in India. Of course, it will become the most expensive model in the company’s line-up.

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Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Price in India

Price (expected) Rs 3 Lakh (ex-showroom)

The new middleweight from RE will launch in many markets across the world. In a highly price sensitive market like India, where the selling price plays a huge role in the buying decision, it gets really important for companies to have an ultra-competitive price. Prices are likely to be kept around the Rs 3 lakh mark. A mid-2018 launch date is what the company has promised. RE says that the latest model marks the return of the company’s one of the most loved classic motorcycles. Hailing from a time when all that mattered was that the California sun was out and the surf was up, the new Interceptor retains every bit of charm that made it a legend.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Launch Date

Launch Date (expected) Mid-2018

It is said that production of the new motorcycle is about to start. The 650cc Interceptor has just made its public debut at EICMA 2017 and will first go on sale in Europe. Subsequently, it will also launch in India, where it is likely to come around by May next year. Royal Enfield has promised its fans that the new 650cc motorcycle will launch in all the markets where RE has a presence by June next year. The new motorcycle will make its India debut at the Auto Expo 2018.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Images

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Specifications

Engine 650cc Liquid-Cooled
Layout Parallel Twin
Maximum Power 47 PS at 7,000 RPM
Peak Torque 52 Nm at 4,000 RPM
Transmission 6-Speed, Manual Transmission

The Interceptor gets a new 650cc parallel-twin engine that looks a lot like another RE parallel twin of the yore. However, the new motor is a thoroughly modern unit and offers a peak power of 47 PS at 7,000 RPM along with a maximum torque of 52 Nm at 4,000 RPM. The engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and has a SOHC head. The oil-cooler for the engine features a small radiator that is mounted on the double-cradle chassis.

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So, are you waiting for the launch of the new Royal Enfield Interceptor 650? Share your views with us by penning them down in the comments section below. Stay tuned to Carblogindia for latest news on cars and motorcycles relevant to Indian market.

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  1. Excellent looking bike (Interceptor) I hope it will be in Birmingham in 2 weeks time, I very much won’t to sit on one. Also very interested to see the pricing, and UK launch date. I will hold off my Bonnie purchase until the spring!
    Well done RE.

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