It marks the return of one of Royal Enfield's most loved classic motorcycles. Hailing from a time when all that mattered was that the California sun was out and the surf was up, the new Interceptor retains every bit of charm that made it a legend. Here is the story of its revival.
Easy come, easy go
Sit back, breathe in, breeze away. The Interceptor exudes a versatile, laid-back attitude with its upright riding position. Its suspension is developed for precise, immediate handling while staying agile and light.
At the heart of it all
While classically styled and visually beautiful, the new engine is Royal Enfield's most forward-looking yet. Cleaner, elegant look, fewer components, less weight and easier maintenance.
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.
Devil's in the details
For the first time Royal Enfield uses a six-speed gearbox, specially developed for the 650 Twin, thoroughly tested on proving grounds, race tracks and public roads, with carefully selected gear ratios chosen to deliver the best blend for all riding conditions. The result is evident in the optimum shift feel, reliability of engagement, quiet notch-free selection and perfect ratio spacing. The gearbox is augmented by a slipper clutch which has an assist feature for light lever feel.