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    Booked one of the RE twins Interceptor 650 (Orange color) Expected delivery date 23/1/19

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    Congratulations bro! Keep us updated on it!
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    Personally I've loved the Silver Spectre and the Orange Crush. Both these are lovely colors followed by Baker Red. Expecting a thorough set of pictures and a detailed ownership thread, cost break-down E V E R Y T H I N G you possibly can. Welcome to the TWIN THUMPER club.

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    Hi Everyone!!

    Just Joined xbhp

    Booked my Interceptor (Orange) last week from Lamba Enterprises in Delhi. Delivery expected in 3rd week of Feb

    This will be my first bike after RX135 which I had in college days 10 years back. Hope to have fun with my new toy

    Waiting for Baker Express/Ravishing Red to come on display in showroom as really like its blackened spokes/Rim. I may change my color option post that. I was told by dealer that custom colors now have time till April!
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    Default Re: Interceptor 650 Twin

    Quote Originally Posted by Yamahanut View Post
    Booked one of the RE twins Interceptor 650
    Quote Originally Posted by Maddy15 View Post
    Booked my Interceptor (Orange) last week
    Congrats on the booking, can you please shed more light on the booking amount and on-road price?

    Also, any word on the test ride availability?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiran2508 View Post
    Congrats on the booking, can you please shed more light on the booking amount and on-road price?

    Also, any word on the test ride availability?
    Booking amount INR 5000/-.......on road price of standard variant is 2.9 Lacs.....Test rides of interceptor are available all across Delhi
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    Hi fellow riders,
    Just joined the Xbhp community.

    I had booked my interceptor 650 in Ravishing red colourway on the 25th of November.

    The waiting time mentioned on the receipt is 60 days whereas the sales attendant told me to expect delivery sometime in feb.

    Booking amount - ₹5000
    On road price in Gurgaon - ₹ 2,97,500 (aprrox)

    I sold my Himalayan bs3 last month and had sworn to never buy an Enfield again but one test ride on the interceptor and gt changed my mind completely. Hoping for a better ownership experience than the Himalayan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yamahanut View Post
    Booked one of the RE twins Interceptor 650 (Orange color) Expected delivery date 23/1/19
    Heartiest congratulations! For the first time I can indeed say to any RE owner that he has taken the right step! I never used to like RE brand but new 650cc RE bikes have really impressed me. Keep riding and stay safe! Wear as much protective gear as possible and enjoy the ride!

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    Happen to take a test ride here in Bangalore @ E-City Royal Enfield showroom. The guys were quite keen and they had test rides of both Interceptor (Orange Crush) and the Continental GT Ice Queen. After a quick paper work, I'd love to share my opinions on how she fares.

    I own the RE Himalayan BS IV, so that with in mind, there I went to experience the new kid on the block

    Pros
    +++
    1. The bike pulls like a tank. Absolutely no questions
    2. Everything seems so well put, everything is damn S O L I D. For once, I felt this could last long.
    3. Gearshifts are buttery buttery smooth. No false neutrals, she just shifts in an extremely positive manner. In fact I just loved shifting gears on this thing. Rev matching becomes a thing of past. Whereas in the Himalayan, that thing does require rev shifting to make sure shifting stays smooth
    4. Massive presence. Immediately attracts people of all gamut and boy she sounds sweet.
    5. Surprisingly, a well-built RE machine. Seems everything can last for a long, long time to come.

    Cons
    +++
    1. Heavy for a motorcycle that meant to be a street fighter. Once on the move, it masks its weight pretty well. A case with all motorcycles.

    2. Engine heat. DO NOT go with your bermudas or capris you are sure to have a terrible terrible heat sore and possible burns if you're not careful. With my thick riding denim pant, I could feel the intensity of the heat. This being done on the service road connecting the NICE Road. Forget this bike if you're going to be stuck in B2B traffic.

    3. Oh that lousy seat. The bike though promises on everything. I feel like I was sitting on a bicycle cross bar with a big engine. The seat is extremely uncomfortable personally, seems there is no sweet spot to grab the tank with your legs or your legs comfortably swinged over. There's always a compromise. Personally not a big fan of the seat.

    4. Vibrations are present, but light years ahead of the pushrod brothers. My bike buzzed on both the bars and the right side pegs while the needle was touching at 100 KMPH. Probably she'd settle in as she was a new bike after all less than 1.5k on the ODO, so the jury is out there.

    5. Chrome though looks extremely sweet, I am having second thoughts on how well the shine and sheen are gonna last in our washing conditions, especially rusting and what not.

    I've made a small video here.



    A two cents worth from my side on how she fares.


    Needs Improvement
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    1. The thigh protector (The black metal frame) installed on the engine head to protect the riders thighs are extremely cheaply made. They bend with a mild push and are small. While riding the bike I myself accidentally have touched the head many a times and this isn't doing a great job. RE should make it a little wider and stronger. The thing just bends inwards towards the engine with a slight push with your thigh, totally an awkwardly done thing. A longer and stronger metal protector would be extremely welcome.

    2. The rear foot pegs are a big no-no. Mind you I had the same case where my wife's sole melted and got glued to the muffler guard plate on our CBR 250R. Removing it was a pain in the arse and I ended up getting a new one for 450 bucks.

    With this chrome treatment being a bling on the bike and this gets extremely extremely hotter than the CBR 250R chances are very high the backside of one's heel/sole will be melted in no time. One has to constantly look where he or she rests his/her back of the foot. The balls of the foot has to be front of the peg and not rested on the peg as this would mean the sole/heel lands exactly on the HOT exhaust which would mean a scratched exhaust that'd look shabby and forget undoing the melted sole off the exhaust.

    RE should have kept a metal ring protector on top of the exhaust so that it doesn't ruin the chrome and melt our soles.

    THE CUP CHALLENGE
    +++++++++++++++

    I personally feel all the cup challenge done on the bike elsewhere is completely wrong. We're all gonna sit on the seat and no on a fuel tank. The reviews I see everywhere either keep the cup on the tank or somewhere close to tank. I wonder!

    I did keep my glasses and helmet on the seat of this bike and revved her till 4k, and they were jingling like no body's business. A little more and my helmet would have fallen. She vibes? Yes! But is it the end of the line. Definitely not. The way the torque is spread down as low as 2k, forget about what's in front of you. The urgency with which she pulls is truly a BONNIE killer, reminds me of my stint with the Triumph Thruxton (Lovely machine)

    All the gaga ends over 5k, where she comes to a lull, yet she pulls, albeit at a relaxed pace, you need to work a few cogs to make sure she doesn't lose steam.

    Overall a decent package with the rush, with enough power, and smiles that can go on and on.

    Cheers!
    VJ
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