The pictures posted by an fanatic on-line solely provides us a glimpse of the rear part of the bike, and apart from the brand new single exhaust muffler, remainder of the weather stay equivalent to the Interceptor 650.
Instead of the dual chrome exhaust on the Interceptor 650, that is seen with a black single exhaust
Images of a check mule of the Royal Enfield Interceptor have surfaced on-line, and curiously, the bike is seen with a single exhaust. The pictures posted by an fanatic on-line solely provides us a glimpse of the rear part of the bike, and apart from the exhaust muffler, remainder of the weather stay equivalent to the Interceptor 650. While it’s a bit untimely, however there’s definitely a risk right here that this could possibly be a extra budget-oriented model of the bike with a smaller displacement engine.
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Now, it is true that the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 has been a profitable mannequin, however regardless of its aggressive pricing, which begins at ₹ 2.66 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the bike remains to be a bit removed from the reaches of some clients. So, a extra reasonably priced, smaller-displacement model of the Interceptor, and presumably the Continental GT as properly, definitely looks as if a believable concept. As for the powertrain, we imagine it should get the brand new, extra refined BS6-compliant 349cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled motor, which was launched with the all-new Meteor 350. In the Royal Enfield Meteor, the engine is tuned to make 20.2 bhp and 27 Nm of peak torque, whereas mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
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Visually, the brand new bike, which might be presumably referred to as Interceptor 350, may retain the design and styling of the prevailing 650 cc mannequin, nevertheless, we do anticipate to see some new color choices. The check mule can be seen with comparable upright ergonomics, with tall and wide-set handlebars. The smaller displacement model might additionally presumably include new alloy wheels, just like the Meteor 350, shod with a set of CEATs or MRFs as an alternative of the Pirellis on the Interceptor 650. The bike may even get Royal Enfield’s Tripper navigation system that debuted on the Meteor 350 and presents turn-by-turn navigation with Bluetooth connectivity.
Looking on the check mule, the presumed Royal Enfield Interceptor 350 could possibly be able to go on sale out there someday within the second half of 2021, taking up the likes of the Jawa Forty Two, and Honda H’Ness CB350.