The Interceptor 650 Twin featuring a twin cradle, tubular steel frame, designed from scratch in conjunction with the legendary Harris Performance team, offers the perfect combination of authentic styling and versatile, agile performance. The frame, tested for thousands of hours and miles over a wide variety of road conditions for durability, balance and handling, delivers dynamic and responsive performance. While a 1400 mm wheelbase. 804 mm seat-height makes for accessible, confidence-inspiring riding position.the Interceptor 650 is smartly designed to have a 174 mm ground clearance and an excellent lean angle helping it take on pretty much any road with aplomb. 37.5 degrees of.steering allows good low-speed maneuverability in city traffic. With a 24- degree rake angle and 106mm of trail, the Interceptor 650 Twin feels nimble in the city, planted on the highways and agile on the twisties.
The suspension, developed & tested in tandem with the chassis, is aided in the front by 41mm forks with 110mm of travel and twin rear units, chosen for the authentic twin-shock look, gas charged with piggy-back reservoirs. It also has a 5-stage pre-load adjustment, to allow for bespoke settings imparting the ride with effective damping in all situations for an optimum blend of comfort, feel and precision.
An air/oil-cooled parallel twin engine configuration was selected for is authentic uncluttered lines faithful to our true heritage design. The simple, easy-to-maintain, all new 648 cc engine is built for real world riding, with sufficient power to make light work of city traffic or cruise effortlessly on the open road. While offering a very usable 47 horsepower at 7250 RPM and maximum of 52 Nm torque at 5250 RPM, the secret of the new 650 Twin lies in the way the power is delivered. Seamless throughout the rev range, 80% of the maximum pulling power (torque) is available as low as 2500 RPM, so that the engine delivers smooth and rapid progress without the need for constant gear changes. A single-piece forged counterbalanced crankshaft with a 270 degree firing order ensures a quintessential twin-cylinder, a deep burbling exhaust note and minimal vibrations. The use of 4-valves per cylinder increases the engine efficiency resulting in better fuel economy & performance. An under-“stressed 9.5:1 compression ratio means less sensitivity to variances in fuel quality, while a twin throttle-body paire to a highly precise Bosch fuel injection & engine management, system gives instantaneous, predictable and smooth throttle response throughout the rev range. While the gorgeously sculpted lines of the gleaming, hand-polished aluminum engine covers hark back to a golden era of motorcycling, what makes heads turn is the sound of the engine, either at idle or at full chat, metering a steady beat, a wonderful over-run burble or a distinctive power-on rumble.
TIRES & BRAKES
The choice of tires also reflects the common theme running across the development process of the Interceptor 650 Twin. For the authentic classic look the Interceptor 650 comes with 18″ front and rear wheels, both with 36 spoke aluminum alloy rims. Classic aesthetics backed by modern engineering choices meant the structure and the compound of these Pirelli Phantom Sportcomp tires (100/90 at the front and 130/70 for the rear) were specially developed for Royal Enfield to complement the chassis and suspension in all riding conditions. With the same consistent thought, twin piston By Bre (By Brembo) calipers have been used They grab a 320mm floating disc in the front and a 240mm one at the rear actuated with a Bosch dual-channel ABS providing strong, predictable stopping power.