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Old 7th August 2022, 21:39   #3601
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

#JennyTheInterceptor and I went exploring on some offroad trails with a riding club in the outskirts of Hyderabad. With sporadic rain lashing the state of Telangana, most of the trails were a combination of slush, water puddles, and loose sand with the odd rocky patch in between.

The bike performed pretty well and a lot of fun was had with the rear sliding occasionally and the SS motocorp 2x1 exhaust providing quite an aural experience. Next in line in terms of mods would be to find a more on/off-road biased pair of tires (ralco speed blasters maybe?)

Attaching a few pictures for visual pleasure. (Any ideas on how to close the hole in the rear fender that's left after removing the stock taillight assembly?)
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Old 8th August 2022, 11:51   #3602
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I visited Kawasaki Pune for a test ride of Z900.However I get uncomfortable on the GT after an hour of riding and feel an urgent need to either stand up or disconnect my buttocks from the seat for a few seconds.
At over 2.5x the power output, you will be flying before you know it, on a Z900. Vastly different motorcycles.

Its the same story with the Interceptor with regard to stock seat comfort. Is best to take breaks in shorter intervals than push yourself each time. I am sure the Kawasaki will have its own set of issues with regard to seat comfort. The severity of it can be ascertained only after you spend time with it. Its a compact motorcycle too.

I had a similar experience when I took out a brand new 2020 Triumph T100 Black Edition. Was unsold old stock which the dealer was selling for the same price as the Anniversary Limited Edition Continental GT. Had 20km on the odometer! For what is a larger motorcycle in terms of cubic capacity and overall size (even weight), it did not feel that way when you ride one. The chassis balance was amazing. The riding posture makes you feel at ease. The riders seat was a similar width and padding depth as my Interceptor so I can't say too much about that or if it supports the rider well over long durations. Killer deal though. The clocks were beautiful too. I put it aside only cause my license does not permit riding anything over 650cc. I am about to finish my loan for the Interceptor. Don't want to take on another one. Besides; after switching to AEW exhausts, I am enjoying the bike more. The seat is about the only complaint I have and one I am willing to live with, for now.
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Old 13th August 2022, 12:45   #3603
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

I own a 2019 gt650 and was looking to replace the brake and clutch levers with adjustable ones for better reach. I was looking at TEC bike parts but they're a tad expensive with the import duties and everything. Does anyone know of a decent Indian variant I could use? Thanks
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Old 15th August 2022, 07:44   #3604
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

Meteor alloy on RE 650

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Old 19th August 2022, 11:44   #3605
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

Looks like RE is testing alloy wheels for the twins.
Received this image as a whatsapp forward.
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Old 19th August 2022, 12:07   #3606
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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Looks like RE is testing alloy wheels for the twins.
Received this image as a whatsapp forward.
Seems just more than alloy addition. Can be the revision or Retro/Metro kind of variant!
I can notice change in the tail lamp (might be LED)
Can be a change in tyre profile (Tough to confirm)
Crossing fingers to have the new meteor meter on the left side, hope they maintain the Tachometer on the right.
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Old 19th August 2022, 16:32   #3607
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

I had lofty plans making my first proper post here when my Sunset Strip Inty 650 [name redacted] hits 500kms on the odo. But alas, here I am making a post to seek your thoughts on what is possibly wrong with this residue inside the fuel tank. Got the bike on August 1. It has ridden ~200kms. Ridden every day till today except from August 7 to August 16 when it was under covers as I was away—reporting in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh.

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I spotted it today at the fuelling station, and since the RE authorised service center was just a kilometre away, I headed there straight. After a quick diagnosis, they say they’ll clean the tank and see whether that solves the issue and have asked me to bring the bike on Monday. But before I do that, I thought I’ll ask you all here to see if perhaps any one of you faced this issue as well. Any possible solution for this?

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Old 20th August 2022, 11:08   #3608
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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II am making a post to seek your thoughts on what is possibly wrong with this residue inside the fuel tank.
Two scenarios I can think off-

1. Bike was left in the Yard in the rain with a loose tank cap/ the wrong seal.
2 Fuel that you got from the pump was wrong.

Do check the cap carefully and also visit the petrol pump to find out if they had problems with other bikes too.

Get the fuel tank cleaned but if it's established due to reason 1, ask for a replacement. The inner surface if contaminated will continue to bother you. Get fuel lines cleaned as well. In older days, we would run the engine with little Mobil oil added to the fuel as well; I don't know if valid today or was beneficial even in the old days too

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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

So the idea of Hunter's front wheel swap on the Inty doesn't look as straightforward as I'd initially thought (for people like me who don't want to involve a machinist).
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Old 20th August 2022, 19:58   #3610
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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So the idea of Hunter's front wheel swap on the Inty doesn't look as straightforward as I'd initially thought (for people like me who don't want to involve a machinist).
I think using meteor or hunter alloys in the 650 twins is a bad idea and disaster waiting to happen for the simple reason that these wheels are designed for lighter (maybe) bikes with much lower top speeds. The stresses in the wheel due to higher rpms (at max speed), higher torque at wheel at launches and higher braking forces (especially heavy braking at higher speeds) are definitely going to be way higher than the donor bike. Just like you won't use the readily available plethora of H-rated tyre options from MRF, CEAT etc, meant for the Honda Unicorn and some Hero bikes, in same size as the 650 twins (H is for a max of 150kmph, factory spec is V i.e. 240kmph IIRC), I don't see any anyone would be comfortable with these alloys.
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Old 20th August 2022, 20:49   #3611
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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Two scenarios I can think off-
Thank you for your reply Turbanator. It was indeed left in the yard but was covered with the Raida season pro bike cover, an all-weather cover. Though I think this must've been the issue because my caretaker did wash the bike once in my absence, where some water might have seeped in.

When I visited the RE Service centre, I did ask them to show me how to correctly put the fuel cap and to check if it's not faulty which was later ruled out.

But thank you again for your reply. Really appreciate it!

P.s. Apologies for the multiple grammar/spelling errors in my original post. I did that via my mobile from a remote area ahead of Himachal. Plus I'm fairly new to TeamBHP - and to motorbiking - so still learning the ropes.

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Old 21st August 2022, 21:57   #3612
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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Looks like RE is testing alloy wheels for the twins.
Received this image as a whatsapp forward.
Oh my god- guys, it's happening. RE have finally remembered what they should have done from the day of the launch in 2018!
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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Looks like RE is testing alloy wheels for the twins.
Received this image as a whatsapp forward.
Hope it's a slightly more comprehensive update than just new wheels. I feel the twins are due for it now. The controls and switchgear feels of a much lower quality when compared to newer enfields which is sad considering the 650s are more expensive. Hoping for better switchgear, Alloy wheels, LED lighting all around, Better placement of foot pegs(Inty) and a seat with better padding.
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Old 22nd August 2022, 22:26   #3614
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

Can now confirm that the Interceptor can double as a bed for short naps.
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Old 23rd August 2022, 00:42   #3615
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

I am planning to book the Inty by the end of the month. Since the last 3 years I’ve read and re-read every thread here on this bike. You see, in mid 2018 I’d bought the C350 never even having considered the then upcoming twins thinking they’d have been way off budget for me. And 3 months later RE announced the prices and I’ve been salivating since.
Finally…
And then comes these reports and spy shots of the Conti with alloys and updated features et al. And now I’m wondering if I should just go ahead and buy one now or wait for the update (but how long?).
What would the forum members advise.
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