It's been 7 months now that I have been living with the RE Interceptor 650, and I feel like I don’t get to ride the bike enough. My normal commute is about 35kms one-way from my home to the office, with both highway and city riding. Every time I saddle up on the bike, I enjoy starting it and listening to the engine. The next thing I enjoy is the riding posture, and the third thing I like is its performance. It really is a versatile machine, and it has just enough power for me to have fun irrespective of where I am riding.
We also managed to do a nice road trip to Goa, and I have to say that while it can munch down miles effortlessly, it just really isn’t the most comfortable for very long rides. Three to four-hour road trips are good, but after that, your body starts to feel the discomfort. Nonetheless, this bike is still performing smoothly, and we have had no hiccups besides a flat tyre. The brakes continue to be light, but the ABS system is great. The handle is also very light, and after riding a different bike for a while, I have to consciously get used to the RE. First servicing is due very soon, and we will give you more info after that.
When it came: June 2019
Current Odo reading: 3,622kms
Mileage this month: 840kms
Fuel efficiency: 25km/l
What’s good: Engine refinement, performance
What’s not: Brakes & tyre grip