We got the Interceptor in June this year, which is the same time I decided to get out of Mumbai because the monsoons turn this so-called ‘Maximum City’ into a rather depressing sight. Since I left, the bike hasn't stretched its legs. But, now that I am back in the city, and the rains have almost ceased to exist, I plan to ride this bike every single day.
Over the last few days of riding the Interceptor, it still feels like a brand-new machine and everything is working perfectly. The engine is smooth and offers peppy acceleration, and it’s easy to handle in the city. What I continue to have a problem with though is the lack of any bite from the brakes and the unfavourable tyre grip. Still though, as a total package, the Interceptor still is a joy to ride, and even in the urban areas around Mumbai, which have a wide variety of road conditions and heavy traffic, the Interceptor is fairly easy to live with. Parking the bike is easy but pulling it in and out of a space can be a little tedious for some. Since the weather has cleared up, it’s now time for me to munch up some miles on this wonderful motorcycle. A few road trips are already in the pipeline.
When it came: June 2019
Current Odo reading: 1,608kms
Mileage this month: 96kms
Fuel efficiency: 25km/l
What’s good: Engine refinement, ride
What’s not: Brakes and tyre grip