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Old 18th December 2023, 21:03   #4141
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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I obviously cannot comment on whether you should get it or not, but I can say this that Enfield's require care and attention and if you do go for this then you better be ready to have a few trips to the mechanic
I have decided to wait and gather a bit more funds to get an Interceptor in a better condition than this.
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Old 19th December 2023, 13:05   #4142
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

Hi team,

Hope all are great.

Need help deciding a comfortable seat for long tour greater than 300 kms. Bench seat from RE accessories looks great but I don't know who comfortable it is for rider and pillion.

Please suggest.

Thank you,
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Old 19th December 2023, 19:04   #4143
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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Tyres have currently done just shy of 11000 kms and still have a decent amount of tread left. They are also 4.5 yrs old. The change is more due to their age.
To close out, I purchased a pair of Vredestine Centauro tyres for the 650 @ Rs. 13000. It has been about 250 kms since the change and the single biggest upside I notice is the ride quality is significantly better.
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Old 20th December 2023, 13:27   #4144
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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Hi team,

Hope all are great.

Need help deciding a comfortable seat for long tour greater than 300 kms. Bench seat from RE accessories looks great but I don't know who comfortable it is for rider and pillion.

Please suggest.

Thank you,
NitNac
By the bench seat I'm assuming you are referring to the brown one right? I have that on my 650 twin. It's fantastic. Don't go by the looks, it looks like it's very slim and doesn't provide enough support, but they are great for touring and provide enough and more support. If you want additional padding go for the touring seat that is black and has got the horizontal stripes and white piping. You can also look at the deluxe touring seat which was recently introduced.
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Old 20th December 2023, 16:39   #4145
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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By the bench seat I'm assuming you are referring to the brown one right? I have that on my 650 twin. It's fantastic. Don't go by the looks, it looks like it's very slim and doesn't provide enough support, but they are great for touring and provide enough and more support. If you want additional padding go for the touring seat that is black and has got the horizontal stripes and white piping. You can also look at the deluxe touring seat which was recently introduced.
Thank you MadRasTan4986 . Yes, I was talking about the brown color seat. I think it would look good with my orange crush 650. By the looks Deluxe touring seat might be extremely comfortable. Comfort is the top priority, will check both at RE and decide.
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Old 20th December 2023, 17:40   #4146
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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Yes, I was talking about the brown color seat. I think it would look good with my orange crush 650.
The brown bench seat is slimmer than the stock seat and is mainly for aesthetics. Get the deluxe touring seat or the get the stock seat modified at less than half the cost!

Happy riding,
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Old 21st December 2023, 02:15   #4147
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Hi
My interceptor is 9 months and 13,500 kms old now. The rear tyre went real bald about 500 kms back. I found the rear going all over the place especially over the painted white lines on the highway.
I searched all over in Erode and could not find a tyre. Somehow the alloys and tubeless tyres did not strike a chord. I stayed away from the alloys because I liked the spoke wheel looks.
Torque block, Bengaluru had Ceat Cruz tyres and though they took a week, finally, delivered the tyre to me. 2022 manufactured tyre, but do i have a choice? Shall update after I get the tyre fixed tomorrow. Cannot wait for my rides as this is where my oxygen is!!
Cheers
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My Interceptor rear tyre went bald and got it changed with the same brand. Ceat Cruz. Some pictures. I also got a wash, engine oil top up, complete check up done.
Total costRs. 1059-/

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Old 21st December 2023, 19:36   #4148
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

My hunt for a RE Interceptor at a "good price" continues. Have checked out 2 and shortlisted another 4 to check in the next few days.

1st Bike: Ravishing Red (Red/Black Tank). Done 6900 Kms. Single owner. 2019 (Dec) model. Seller is a broker (owns a FNG specialising in Enfields). Advertised for 2.95L, told me he's expecting 2.75L and not to quote below 2.55 L as he already has an offer. IDV on the insurance was 1.85L. Insurance expiring at the end of the month. Bike was bone stock with the original Pirelli tyres but had the mirrors and the rear mudguard extension missing.

2nd Bike: Ravishing Red. Done 17K kms. 2nd owner. 2020 model. Seller is a CA. Advertised for 2.85L but when I went there he said 2.6 L. IDV on the insurance was 2.5 L. He's got valid insurance (OD + TP) till December 2024. Bike has Red Rooster exhausts and a BMC filter. Tyres change around 1000 km ago but the replacements are Ralco. Battery has also been replaced a few months ago. Otherwise bike is stock with no missing parts.
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Old 21st December 2023, 23:56   #4149
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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Congratulations. I see that you are from Margao. I'm also from Margao. Not seen you riding.


This is exactly what I plan to do within a few months. In fact I just checked out one yesterday.


Which bank and what interest rate did you get?
1. Yes. I havent been riding much. Only put about a 1000KM so far. Plus I prefer going south towards Agonda.

2. I too wanted to do that but having to wait for alloys and then custom paint the engine black was a bit too much. Black Ray was everything I wanted, plus I dont think I will ever buy a Petrol bike in future.

3. IDFC from showroom. All included about 9%
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Old 23rd December 2023, 13:22   #4150
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

A 2019 Interceptor in Mumbai goes for between 2-2.2l at the most, and that's for an excellent condition bike.

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My hunt for a RE Interceptor at a "good price" continues. Have checked out 2 and shortlisted another 4 to check in the next few days.

1st Bike: Ravishing Red (Red/Black Tank). Done 6900 Kms. Single owner. 2019 (Dec) model. Seller is a broker (owns a FNG specialising in Enfields). Advertised for 2.95L, told me he's expecting 2.75L and not to quote below 2.55 L as he already has an offer.
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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A 2019 Interceptor in Mumbai goes for between 2-2.2l at the most, and that's for an excellent condition bike.
That's my target price. Looking for anything between 1.8 - 2.2 depending on condition.
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Old 26th December 2023, 20:06   #4152
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

Hi all,

It's exciting to read this thread. I am planning to buy a new black interceptor and had a few questions before I take the plunge. If you can share your opinion/experiences that would be really helpful.

Q1: I'd like to modify a few things to my liking as soon as I buy this bike. Would like to understand if the warranty would get void if the below mods are done:

a. After Market tail light
b. After Market indicators
c. 17 inch rear wheel and a wider profile tyre (150/70)
d. After Market Rear Suspension

Q2: Its far too difficult to find a plug and play 17inch front wheel. Would it be okay to leave 18inch in the front and install 17inch at the rear? Do I need to adjust something to avoid a slanting position?

Q3: The waiting period here in Pune is going beyond 3 months. Does that sound okay?

Thank you in advance for your help.

PS: I was out to get a SM650, but a rear stiff suspension was a bummer. So choosing Interceptor. I might wait it out for Scrambler 650 but not confident of 2024 launch. Shotgun 650 is also a good option and I will wait for a month to take a test drive.

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

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a. After Market tail light
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b. After Market indicators
Yes if it consumes more watt, no if it doesn't, ultimately depends on your rapport with your ASC

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c. 17 inch rear wheel and a wider profile tyre (150/70)
May we know why pls? Why would you like to alter a tried, tested, proven stability of the vehicle?

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d. After Market Rear Suspension
Yes; YSS & Ohlins are available; prices left to Ms. Google

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Q2: Its far too difficult to find a plug and play 17inch front wheel. Would it be okay to leave 18inch in the front and install 17inch at the rear? Do I need to adjust something to avoid a slanting position?
Avoiding a forward stance is a big no as not many people understand the true benefits of such posture. Anyway, it can be avoided by simply making a custom seat

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Q3: The waiting period here in Pune is going beyond 3 months. Does that sound okay?
Going by the sales numbers of 2023, yes, its quite possible

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PS: I was out to get a SM650, but a rear stiff suspension was a bummer. So choosing Interceptor
Both share the same rear suspension, just that SM650 MAY have slightly better one due to its weight

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Shotgun 650 is also a good option and I will wait for a month to take a test drive
Yes, go for it if you like it; if I were in market for a 650-twin, I would opt for SG650 as well
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

Does anyone have experience using the Dual Touring seat from the Continental GT, on the Interceptor? How different would that be, compared to the Black Deluxe Touring Seat of the Interceptor?
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Old 3rd January 2024, 11:02   #4155
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

Hello riders,

Recently changed my stock Ceats to Ralco Speed blasters after 12k kms. I gather that many of you are using the same set of tyres. What pressure do you maintain on highway touring (self+luggage)?

The tyre shop sent me off with 35 (front) and 38 (Rear).
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