Royal Enfield Interceptor 750 to Debut at EICMA 2017

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Enough has already been speculated about the upcoming Royal Enfield 750cc motorcycle. While it was till now said that this motorcycle will be known as the Continental GT 750, it has now come to light that the upcoming 750cc Cafe Racer will be instead called the Interceptor 750. The new 2017 Royal Enfield Interceptor 750 is all set to make its public debut at the 2017 EICMA on November 7, 2017. The new Interceptor 750cc Cafe Racer will then launch in India in the first half of 2018. It will become the first-ever RE to get the new 750cc air-cooled parallel twin-cylinder, fuel-injected engine.

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The upcoming motorcycle is currently in the last phase of road testing. While it will borrow a fair bit from the Conti GT, it will come across as a significantly more capable machine meant for high-speed highway cruising. Of course, it won’t get the same suspension either. The 750cc RE will have a different setting to make up for the increase in weight due to the bigger engine. The upcoming bike will be instrumental in giving the image of this Chennai-based makeover a huge boost. Expected to rival the likes of Harley Davidson Street 750, the motorcycle will go on sale at a competitive price. This will be because of the high parts sharing with the GT 535. The RE Conti GT 535 has been on sale at an ex-showroom price of Rs 2.05 Lakh.

Powering the Interceptor will be a 750cc twin-cylinder, air-cooled engine that will boast fuel injection. The bike will ride on 17-inch spoke wheels shod with 120- and 160-section tires at front and rear respectively. The bike has a 270-degree crank, which will result into a really rorty exhaust note. Given the iconic status that Royal Enfield enjoys in India, the Interceptor 750cc should take on the highly revered bikes from Harley Davidson. If nothing else, the 750cc GT should become a worthy upgrade for current RE owners.

 

The bike will be built on a revised version of the Conti GT535’s brilliant chassis. This twin cradle chassis will come from the Harris Performance tuners. The new motorcycle will look a lot like its cafe racer sibling. However, several bits like a twin exhaust system, new twin-pod instrument cluster, new badges, and new turn indicators will give this bike a distinct visual appeal. Yes, the Interceptor could become a success story like none other from the famous South India-based bike-maker.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 750 Price in India

Price (expected) Rs 3.5 Lakh (ex-showroom)

The upcoming RE middleweight motorcycle will launch in many markets across the globe. In a price sensitive market like India, where a few thousand rupees influence the decision of customers even in the premium market, it becomes really important to have an ultra-competitive price tag. It seems like Royal Enfield has it all figured thou. The new Interceptor 750 is likely to go on sale for a starting price of Rs 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom). At this price point, the new model will be significantly cheaper than its main rival, the Harley Davidson Street 750 (ex-showroom price – Rs 5.14 lakh).

Royal Enfield Interceptor 750 Launch Date

Launch Date (expected) Mid-2018

The production of the new bike will start in a couple of months from now. The 750cc RE will be present at the 2017 EICMA show in Milan. This show starts on November 7, 2017. The bike will next launch in Europe. Finally, it will also make it to the Indian bike market by mid-2018.  In India, it will mainly rival the Harley Davidson Street 750. It will also become a worthy upgrade for several RE users.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 750 Specifications

Engine 750cc Liquid-Cooled
Layout Parallel Twin
Maximum Power 46 BHP*
Peak Torque 62 Nm*
Fuel Supply Carburetor
Transmission 6-Speed, Manual Transmission

*estimated

Powering the upcoming Royal Enfield Interceptor 750 cc motorcycle will be a 750cc twin-cylinder engine that will boast liquid cooling and fuel injection. The engine will come mated to a 6-speed Manual Transmission. Max. power could be in the tune of 46 BHP and peak torque should be around 62 Nm. In comparison, the 535cc mill of the Continental GT produces only 29 BHP and 44 Nm. It comes mated to a 5-speed transmission.

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The 2017 RE Interceptor 750 will, in all probability, get the same brakes and suspension as the 535cc version. However, the suspension will be fine-tuned owing to the higher weight of the new engine. This means the upcoming Royal Enfield motorcycle will have conventional telescopic forks up front and gas-charged twin rear shock-absorbers. Braking duties will be courtesy of a 300 mm disc brake at front and a 240 mm disc brake at the rear. The Conti GT 750 will have tubeless tires.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 750 Mileage

City 15 KMPL
Highway 20 KMPL
Overall 17.5 KMPL

Being a big displacement motorcycle, the average fuel mileage will be considerably lower than other REs. Expect a peak fuel mileage of 20 KMPL. In city conditions, mileage is likely to go as low as 15 KMPL.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 750 cc Design

In terms of design, the Interceptor will look pretty much a lot like the Conti GT535. This means the upcoming motorcycle will retain the very tasty retro-style cafe racer appearance. The changes in the looks will be caused by a twin exhaust setup, new turn indicators, new badges, fatter tyres and a bigger engine. Other than this, the new bike will use the same headlamp, same speedo console, and mostly the same panels. Even the fuel tank will look the same, but it will have a larger fuel-carrying capacity. The 750cc Interceptor motorcycle will be built around a twin-downtube cradle frame. This will be a revised version of the Harris Performance-sourced architecture for the Conti GT535.  Even the seat, tail-piece and taillight will come from the current 535cc model.

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Royal Enfield Interceptor 750 cc Dimensions

Length 2060 mm
Width 760 mm
Height 1070 mm
Ground Clearance 140 mm

The new 750cc motorcycle to wear the RE badge will look much like the Conti GT750. However, there will be slight changes in the dimensions. There will be a small increment in the wheelbase due to the bigger engine. However, we don’t think other areas will be much different. Also, while the 535cc Conti GT weighs 184 KGs, the upcoming 750cc Interceptor will weigh considerably more.

So, what do you think of the new Royal Enfield Interceptor 750 cc motorcycle? Are you waiting for its launch? What do you think should be the price of this RE? Share your views with us by penning them down in the comments section below. Also, watch this space for latest news on the new 750cc bike from RE.

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