Interceptor 650

Category: Adventure Bike

1. Review

BM Travel Adventure has been a home gathering of leading experts in motorbike tourism in Indochina.Inspired by the classic 1960s Interceptor, which had its largest following on the American west coast and fit perfectly into the easy-going, fun narrative of the time, the new Interceptor 650 Twin reimagines the sun-drenched California beach lifestyle. This modern classic combines the spirit of a British roadster with a dash of a California Desert Racer, mixing timeless design and current performance.

This 650cc twin-cylinder engine delivers 47 horsepower, a significant departure for Royal Enfield, which has been confined to modest single-cylinder engines for over 60 years. The gorgeous Interceptor is traditional and graceful, with dimensions close to the GT 535 and a very similar chassis. The Royal Enfield 650, slim and elegant, maybe the Triumph Bonneville’s younger sister.


2. Highlights

Royal Enfield is the oldest motorbike brand still in production today, and we rode the company’s current 650cc Interceptor to see how it compares in the twenty-first century.

The Enfield Cycle Company, based in Redditch, produced its first motorcycle in 1901 and, 30 years later, it developed the single-cylinder Bullet, which became the world’s longest-running motorcycle manufacturer.

The UK firm, which marketed motorcycles under the Royal Enfield brand, went bankrupt in 1967, but the Bullet heritage lived on. The design, which was already widely known in the British colonies, had been accepted by the newly independent Indian government for use by police and the military. Bullets were manufactured under license in Madras (now Chennai) beginning in 1955, originally in kits imported from the United Kingdom until tooling was transferred over in 1962.

In India, the model was a big success. It was the ultimate prestige symbol for Indian bikers and was widely distributed to individuals and government institutions. Some were also shipped to the United Kingdom, and in 1990, the brand was purchased by the massive Eicher Motors business, which manufactures buses and trucks. It was significant.


3. Specs

ModelRoyal Enfield Interceptor 650
CategoryRetro Cruiser
Engine type4-stroke parallel twin engine
Bore x stroke78 x 67.8mm
Compression Ratio9.5:1
Valve TrainSOHC 4 valves
FuelingFuel Injection
IgnitionDigital spark ignition – TCI
MufflerFMF Racing Factory 4.1
LubricationPressure lubrication w/ 2 oil pumps
TransmissionBS 6-speed
ClutchWet multi-disc DDS w/ Magura hydraulics
Final driveChain
Fuel Type PropulsionPetrol
Engine Displacement648
Valvetrain2 Valves/Cyl
CoolingAir/Oil Cooled
Engine Type2 cylinder
Motor Type2 cylinder
Max Engine Power47 bhp @ 7,250 rpm
Max Engine Torque52 Nm @ 5,250 rpm
Max Motor Power7,250 rpm
Max Motor Torque5,250 rpm
Fuel Tank Size13.7 litres
Front Suspension Type41mm dia front fork, 110mm travel
Rear Suspension TypeTwin, Coil-over Shocks, 88mm travel
Wheels TypeSpoke
Wheel ConstructionAlloy
Tyre typeTubed
Front Tyre Size100/90- 18″M/C56H
Rear Tyre Size130/70- 18″M/C63H
Front BrakesDisc
Rear BrakesDisc
Front Brake TypeDisc
Front Brake Size320 mm
Rear Brake TypeDisc
Rear Brake Size240 mm

4. Rental Price

Interceptor 650
1-10 days100
11-20 days90
21-30 days85
31+ days80

BM travel motorbike tour with the position being top 1 Vietnam motorbike tour operator, we’ve guided many kinds of tours in Vietnam, Indochina such as Enduro Tour, Off-road trip, Motorbike tour, Road Trip or Pillion Passenger tour… Not only you can hit the beaten track on remote mountains to relaxing rides on dramatic busy coastlines, but you also ride offroad through deeply lush green jungles to move your soul on two wheels then enjoy fresh air from rice terraces. From dirtbike XR 150L, CRF 250L, DRZ 400 to Honda CB500x, GS 1250S you will conquer Vietnam or Indochina in the best way.
Vietnam Motorcycle Tours Club is the only company offering high-quality enduro bikes and adventure bikes rental that are routinely inspected and serviced to make your off-road enduro tour the best it can possibly be. We are currently using:

  • Himalayan 400
  • Honda CB500X
  • Triumph Tiger 800
  • Interceptor 650
  • BMW R1200GS
  • Africa Twin 1100
  • F 850 GS
  • Triumph Tiger 1200
  • BMW GSA 1250

BMW GS1200… for the off-road enduro tours within Vietnam and to neighboring countries. Power will never be an issue with our range of 150cc to 1200cc bikes for one hell of a ride. We understand the importance of maintaining our fleet to the highest standards. We also regularly replace our entire fleet of bikes and riding gear always ensuring you the very best enduro and motocross experience guaranteed.


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