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Powered by the air-oil cooled parallel 650 Twin, the Interceptor is a trove of '60s design staples with its 7" headlight, twin clock front and quilted twin seat. The narrow teardrop tank is slapped with a classic badge and topped with a Monza-style fuel cap. A dual cradle frame with a rear loop makes up the core, by way of a nod to the original Interceptor.

Easy come, easy go.

Sit back, breathe in, breeze away. The Interceptor exudes a versatile, laid-back attitude with its upright riding position. And its suspension is developed for precise, immediate handling while staying agile and light. Fun, under your control.

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Twin is in

The 650 Twin is the rebirth of Royal Enfield’s legendary parallel twin cylinder engine. And it’s driving two Royal Enfield classic motorcycles - the Interceptor and the Continental GT. While classically styled and visually beautiful, the new engine is Royal Enfield’s most forward-looking yet, with a cleaner, elegant look, fewer components, less weight and easier maintenance.

Old-School New

A single-piece forged crank with 270 degree firing order was developed for the way the engine ‘feels’ when making its power. An old school-inspired engine with high character, it delivers power smoothly. The slightly off-beat feel of a 270 degree crank engine makes it feel truly special and keeps a broad spread of torque at your disposal throughout the rev range. The highly precise Bosch fuel injection system ensures smooth, accessible power that is available from the moment the throttle is opened.

The parallel with no parallel

​Of course, the 650 Twin is notable not only for its character, but also for its sound. Developing the right tone and burble from its twin silencers was an important goal during the engine’s creation. Whether at idle or at full chat, during over-run or while winding on the power, the exhaust note just oozes individuality.

Framed like a picture

​Beauty is often overlooked in chassis design. But this new frame blends the authentic form of period classics with the superb handling and ride of modern engineering. The result is a chassis that’s nimble and precise, making for a pure and enjoyable ride. Whether on the Interceptor, or the Continental GT.

Technical Specifications

  • Engine
  • Chassis & Suspension
  • Dimensions
  • Brakes & Tyres
4 stroke, single overhead cam, air-oil cooled, 648 cc parallel twin
47 bhp @ 7100 rpm
52 nm @5250 rpm
Bore x Stroke
78 mm x 67.8 mm
Compression Ratio
6 speed
Fuel Management
Fuel injection
Digital spark ignition
Steel tubular, double cradle frame
Front Suspension
41 mm front fork, 110 mm travel
Rear Suspension
Twin coil-over shocks, 88 mm travel
24 degrees
Front Wheel
Rear Wheel
Total Length
2122 mm
Total Height
1165 mm
Total Width
789 mm
Ground Clearance
174 mm
Seat Height
804 mm
Tank Capacity
13.7 Litres
Kerb Weight (no fuel)
203 kg
200 kg
Front Tyre
Rear Tyre
Front Brake
320 mm disc, ABS
Rear Brake
240 mm disc, ABS

*INT 650 for US and Canada

An Authentic Past, Reborn

Makes You Grin

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