Royal Enfield launched its latest and flagship twin bikes Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 on Wednesday (November 14). Among the two, Interceptor has garnered a lot of attention for its sportster look and it is also the most affordable at a starting price of Rs 2.50 lakh ex-showroom.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Royal Enfield offers Interceptor 650 in three grades and six colour options. Prices of each model are as follows.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650





Orange Crush

Rs 2.50 lakh

Silver Spectre

Mark Three


Ravishing Red

Rs 2.57 lakh

Baker Express (White & Red)


Glitter & Dust (Chrome)

Rs 2.70 lakh

The reports before the launch were pointing nearly Rs 3 lakh for the Interceptor 650 and hence, Royal Enfield has definitely surprised everyone with such a competitive price. The ex-showroom prices will ensure the on-road price not exceeding Rs 3 lakh and that price point, the Interceptor 650 is a compelling case.

To restrict the on-road price under Rs 3 lakh in states with higher levies and taxes, Royal Enfield has priced the Interceptor 650 range from Rs 2,34,020 in Karnataka and Rs 2,33,878 in Kerala.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 - Design

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650Royal Enfield

The Interceptor 650 is a roadster model featuring a timeless classic British design. It is a mile-munching highway cruiser and hence, the motorcycle has a relaxed and upright riding position.

The round headlamp, rear set foot pegs, teardrop-shaped fuel tank, wide handlebar, sculpted single and long seat, twin shock absorbers, 18-inch spoke wheels as well as twin upswept exhausts, all celebrate the essence of original Interceptor which Royal Enfield produced in the 1960s and 70s when it was a fully British entity.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 – Engine and transmission

Royal Enfield 648cc Parallel Twin Engine
Royal Enfield 648cc Parallel Twin EngineRoyal Enfield

The Interceptor is powered by a four-stroke, single overhead cam, air-cooled, 648cc parallel-twin cylinder engine. Royal Enfield claims the new mill has been precisely engineered to be able to accelerate and deliver higher power and torque at lower RPMs.

The new engine is tuned to belt out 47hp of power at 7,100rpm and 52Nm of torque at 4,000rpm mated to a six-speed gearbox with a slip-assist clutch.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 – cycle parts

Based on a steel tubular frame, the Interceptor 650 is equipped with a telescopic fork at the front and gas-charged twin shock absorbers at the rear. The motorcycle comes with Bybre's twin piston calliper disc brakes on both the wheels (320mm up-front and 240mm disc at rear), in addition to dual channel ABS.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650Royal Enfield

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 – Dimension and weight

Wheelbase 1400mm
Ground Clearance 174mm
Length 2122mm
Width 789mm
Height 1165mm
Seat Height 804mm
Kerb Weight (No Fuel) 202kg
Fuel Capacity 13.7-Litres
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650