The popular Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, like its sibling, the Continental GT 650, has been updated for 2023 with an LED headlight, new switchgear, and the eagerly anticipated alloy wheels. Prices are up Rs 16,000 from the previous retail prices, starting at Rs 3.03 lakh and going as high as Rs 3.31 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The Interceptor 650 receives four new colours in addition to a few new features. Despite the lack of any significant updates, the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 has been able to keep up its popular appeal over time. Royal Enfield has modernised the timeless retro for 2023 in order to avoid pushing its luck. Bookings for the bikes have started as of today and the Continental GT 650's starting price stands at Rs 3.19 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
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2023 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650: What's New?
For 2023, Royal Enfield has updated its colour scheme, and the Interceptor 650 will now come in four different paint jobs. For the Interceptor 650, the new line includes two blacked-out variants: Black Ray and Barcelona Blue. These models also comprise cast alloy wheels and tubeless tyres as standard equipment, as well as a blacked-out engine and exhaust pipes. The Interceptor 650 also receives two new custom colour options: Black Pearl for the dual option and Cali Green for the solid colourway. Ventura Blue was replaced by Cali Green. But like the current models, these still have chrome engines and exhausts, wire-spoked wheels, and tubed tyres. Further, the updated Continental continues to use Ceat tyres, while the Interceptor 650 switches to new Vredestein Centuro ST tyres on its alloy wheels. A USB charging port has been added to the left handlebar as the ultimate new feature.
2023 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650: Features
In addition to changing the colour scheme, Royal Enfield has given its 650cc motorcycles the eagerly awaited cast alloy wheels. Similar to the Continental GT 650, these will be fitted with tubeless tyres as standard equipment on the blacked-out versions of the Interceptor 650. The bikemaker also stated that all new colourways would include ergonomic and functional features like improved seat comfort, new switchgear, a USB charging port, and a brand-new LED headlamp. Dual-channel ABS is part of the safety net, just like the previous model.
2023 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650: Mechanical Specifications
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650's 647.95cc in-line twin-cylinder engine serves as its power source. Now that the motor complies with OBD-2 standards, it will have an on-board diagnostics system that provides current information on emissions. The engine is tuned to produce a peak torque of 52.3Nm at 5150 rpm and a maximum power of around 47bhp at 7250 rpm. Moreover, the engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission.
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2023 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650: Price
The price of the 2023 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 starts at Rs 3.03 lakh (ex-showroom), while the Continental GT 650 boasts a price tag starting from Rs 3.19 lakh (ex-showroom) and goes up from there. Bookings for these motorcycles have already begun across the country.
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