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India’s first woman Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 owner is here [Video]

India’s first woman Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 owner is here [Video]

The Royal Enfield Interceptor, which was launched last year in the Indian market alongside the Continental GT 650 has become quite popular in the Indian market. The all-new 650 Twins have gathered over 1,000 customers as Royal Enfield dispatched more than a thousand units of the bike in the month of January. The rising popularity of the bike is getting attention everywhere in the market. While mostly biking is taken up by the males, there are many well-established female motorcycle riders in India too. Here is a video of the first woman Royal Enfield Interceptor customer who took the delivery from Whitefield Motors, Bangalore, Karnataka

The video uploaded on Jacob’s tribe YouTube channel and it shows that the Royal Enfield showroom had arranged for a cake and a bouquet for the first lady owner of the Interceptor too. She also took the bike for a quick spin and looked impressed by the bike. While Royal Enfield has not officially said that she is the first woman in India to own the Interceptor, we checked for other lady owners but could not find any. If you know more such owners, do send us the details

Coming back to the Royal Enfield Interceptor, it is priced very attractively at Rs. 2.49 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. It is the most affordable parallel-twin cylinder motorcycle available in the Indian market. The Interceptor is powered by an all-new 649cc, air-cooled, parallel-twin cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 47 Bhp and a peak torque of 52 Nm. It gets a 6-speed transmission with a slipper clutch as standard. The Royal Enfield Interceptor also gets disc brakes at both front and rear. It also gets dual-channel ABS as standard.

The Royal Enfield Interceptor is the smoothest Royal Enfield bike ever made. The 270-degree parallel-twin engine of the bike is almost vibration-free. However, it loses its signature thump for which the Royal Enfield bikes are popular. The Royal Enfield Interceptor gets a very sublime rumble with the stock exhaust. However, there are many aftermarket exhausts available in the market now that can change the exhaust note of the bike completely.

The Royal Enfield Interceptor and the Continental GT have created quite a ripples in the Indian market. Both the bikes get a waiting period of up to 3-6 months, depending on the colour of the bike. Currently, Royal Enfield is dispatching over 2,500 units of the Continental GT 650 and the Interceptor but most of the units are exported to various countries including the Europen countries, Australia and USA. Royal Enfield also exports to developing countries like Brazil, Indonesia and Thailand.

Royal Enfield uses the all-new “P” platform for both the new bikes. Soon, Royal Enfield is expected to launch all-new bikes on the same platform. In 2020, Royal Enfield may showcase bikes like Himalayan 650 and Classic 650 and the actual launch may happen later in the year.


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