BS6 Royal Enfield 650 Twins Officially Launched
The much-awaited BS6 Royal Enfield 650 Twins have been officially launched. Apart from the addition of a BS6-compliant engine, the Royal Enfield 650 Twins feature a similar design as well as the colour schemes when compared to the BS4 versions. The engine is mounted on an all-new double cradle frame. Enhancing its retro appeal are round reflector headlight, spoked wheels, are fuel tank and wider handlebars.
Powering the BS6 Royal Enfield 650 Twins is the same 648cc, fuel-injected, parallel-twin engine while the brand has not yet listed the updated power and torque figures on its official website. For reference, the BS4-compliant engine on the 650cc Twins was good for a maximum power of 47HP and a peak torque of 52Nm. The engine remains mated to a 6-speed transmission.
The new Interceptor 650 measures 2,122 mm in length, 789 mm in width and 1,165 mm in height. Its ground clearance is 174mm mm and it comes with the 13.7-litre fuel tank. The kerb weight of the motorcycle stands at 202 kg. The front end gets a 100/90-18-tyre while the rear gets the 130/70-18 tyre. The motorcycle is available in six colour schemes, four of which are single colours – orange, black, grey and silver– and two twin-tone paint schemes, red/silver and red/black.
The Interceptor 650 offers a perfect combination of authentic styling and precise performance. The plenty of power throughout the rev range ensures that the rider is almost never in the wrong gear and there is always power available for you to tap into. There is a good amount of low-end punch and the motorcycle feels apt in the city as well as on the highway. High-speed composure is great and the Interceptor 650 has a confidence inspiring feel of solidity on the highway. The motorcycle is capable to attain a maximum speed of 180 kmph.
The Interceptor 650 is expected to return a mileage of 25 km/l which is good for this size of a motorcycle.Braking duties are carried out by a 320mm front disc and a 240mm rear disc. The motorcycle also offers a dual-channel ABS as the standard for additional braking assistance.At its aggressive pricing, the Royal Enfield Interceptor takes on the likes of KTM 390, but in terms of specs, it rivals the Kawasaki Z650.