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Old 12th February 2024, 13:42   #4246
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

Expert opinion requested. I am planning to pick one of the 2 options available in bangalore. Both Baker Express(love that color scheme):
  1. 2019, 6175km, BS4 for 2.1lacs
  2. 2021, 6500km, BS6 with AEW exhaust for 2.9lacs
Which one should I go for? I was considering adding a Powertronic v4 later
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  1. 2021, 6500km, BS6 with AEW exhaust for 2.9lacs
Which one should I go for?
The above, if I were you because the later model has many issues sorted out. Ensure both models come with alloy wheels as you don't want to be removing wheels to fix a puncture
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Old 12th February 2024, 15:59   #4248
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The above, if I were you because the later model has many issues sorted out. Ensure both models come with alloy wheels as you don't want to be removing wheels to fix a puncture
Thanks! Could you help elaborate on the issues that have been sorted in the BS6 21 models?

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

Hello everyone,

I've been interested in a used Interceptor for a while now. Apart from the commonly mentioned problems such as the uncomfortable stock seat, stiff suspension, and poor comfort for the pillion, are there any engine-specific issues or concerns I should be aware of or look out for?

This is the model in question:
2020, 18500 km, all stock with a recently replaced battery and the tires changed at 17000 km. The quoted price is 2.4L.

If it helps, I already own a 2023 Honda CB350 from which I am looking to upgrade.
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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DIY - USB Charger installation using Aux Connector

Finally came across the USB charger sold by TVS for Ronin for Rs.850 and thought of getting this done.

Attachment 2571823

On the charger:
The charger itself is on a feel good kinda heavy side with the mounting made of thick sheet metal, moulded along with rest of the charger, very sturdy and looks it can take the vibrations without breaking. It has a single USB A port and no light indication. I expected the charger to be fast charging type but seems it's not. It was charging my Pixel 6a at max of 1550mA but phone didn't display "Charging Rapidly". On the bike, it turns on with Ignition on AND Kill switch ON.

Note: I overdid the cable length, you only need about 200-250mm extra length of wire over the stock TVS charger length. Also, note the color of wires on female and male connector side, you need to maintain the same polarity
This is good find. Thank you for sharing this.
Just don't understand why RE just doesn't bring one for the 650 twins. We lot always get the stepmotherly treatment.
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Thanks! Could you help elaborate on the issues that have been sorted in the BS6 21 models?
I'm bound to miss or exaggerate anything that comes to my mind; you're most welcome to review this thread to find all the issues listed since the vehicle launch & can be assured of being well informed

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are there any engine-specific issues or concerns I should be aware of or look out for?
None that I'm aware even since inception, but for sure in last 3-4 years now.
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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Hello everyone,

I've been interested in a used Interceptor for a while now. Apart from the commonly mentioned problems such as the uncomfortable stock seat, stiff suspension, and poor comfort for the pillion, are there any engine-specific issues or concerns I should be aware of or look out for?
There should be absolutely no issues with the engine if it has been serviced regularly as per schedule.
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I've been interested in a used Interceptor for a while now. Apart from the commonly mentioned problems such as the uncomfortable stock seat, stiff suspension, and poor comfort for the pillion, are there any engine-specific issues or concerns I should be aware of or look out for?
I have a 2019 baker express, done 30K kms. Will try and share some niggles i have had with the bike.

* Battery issue (faulty RR unit), both replaced under warranty
* Mild wobble at handlebar at certain Speeds, when the stock tyre (pirelli) was bit worn-out. This went away with the tyre change, only to return later when the tyre gets old.
* RR unit failed again, replaced.
* Rear right side suspension leaked oil, replaced under warranty.
* Recently had a scary wobble at high speed on highway for a few seconds, guess uneven tyre wear could be the reason. Replaced the tyre (3rd set) post that incident, but the fear still lingers.
* Battery replaced again recently, about 3 years old, so sort of expected.

In general, the bike is been running fine. I have had some starting issues here and there without any pattern. I done some ergonomics related changes to the bike and have rough-used it over trails and its held up well. No issues with engine and gear box, they are still good and smooth. Fit and finish definitely needs improvement. The exhaust out flange and down tube is rusted, had to get chrome plated recently. The aluminium engine casings get oxidised fast with lots of ugly marks and patterns. Needs constant cleaning and polishing which is not feasible, esp for my usage.
Overall, the 5 years ownership is been relatively trouble-free, with usual issues here and there. Nothing like my first lot classic 500 which was plagued with issues.
My friend who owns a BS6 (2020) interceptor says my bikes engine feels and runs smoother.
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* Recently had a scary wobble at high speed on highway for a few seconds, guess uneven tyre wear could be the reason. Replaced the tyre (3rd set) post that incident, but the fear still lingers.

My friend who owns a BS6 (2020) interceptor says my bikes engine feels and runs smoother.

Hey, Did the Wobble happen with the CB suspension?
The RR unit on my bike failed 2x (both times replaced from pocket)
Battery replaced once (Paid from Pocket)

Yes the Engine casing is a pain to maintain! I spend hours and hours keep it all shiny and clean.
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If it helps, I already own a 2023 Honda CB350 from which I am looking to upgrade.
It will surely be an upgrade from a engine capacity, feel and power stand point. I don't think you are going to gain anything more than that. I've not ridden a CB but I suspect its a more comfortable and lighter motorcycle.

I would take an extended test ride of an Interceptor and then decide.
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Hey, Did the Wobble happen with the CB suspension?
Yes, with the CB suspension. But i feel this is more to do with the weirdly uneven Tyre wear where each block had uneven wear. You can see this in the picture below. However, not completely sure and there is a possibility of something else causing that scary wobble.
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If it helps, I already own a 2023 Honda CB350 from which I am looking to upgrade.
Hi
I owned a Highness for 4 months after which I upgraded to an Interceptor in 2023.I rode the Higness for 5000 kms almost before I got bored with it.
My interceptor is a year and 15000 kms old now and i am very happy and very very far from bored with it.
Attatching a few pictures of my bike
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Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

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Hi
Today marks exactly one year of me taking delivery of my Interceptor 650 Chrome. A lovely motorcycle which gave me so much of peace and kept me sane through this very tumultuous phase of life.
One year and 14,250 kms later, all i have to say about this bike is one word. Awesome. I agree this could have been better and that could have been a little different. I have no regrets at all.
I have changed just three things on this machine. I bought a pair of bar end mirrors from @tharian, fitted Powerage exhaust cans and changed the rear Ceat tyre. Everything else is stock and will be stock.
I have consistently recorded a mileage of 26 kmpl throughout this period and that is very good as per me as I accelerate very hard through the gears. The motorcycle was always serviced at Royal Enfield and I have had no major issues other than a little noise with the front shocks and battery draining out recently which was ultimately nothing.
This bike kept me sane along with my Thar RWD through this very disturbing phase of my life. Love you, my Interceptor.
Cheers
Always great to see a well kept and well loved Interceptor. Also, is there any other retro in the market that is more beautiful than the Mark 2 Interceptor? I simply can never get enough of it. It always reminds me of a line from Meat Loaf's Bat out of Hell "I'm gonna hit the highway like a battering ram on a silver black phantom bike..."
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Always great to see a well kept and well loved Interceptor. Also, is there any other retro in the market that is more beautiful than the Mark 2 Interceptor? I simply can never get enough of it. It always reminds me of a line from Meat Loaf's Bat out of Hell "I'm gonna hit the highway like a battering ram on a silver black phantom bike..."
You are so me. There is no other retro bike in the market better than the Interceptor.. Meat loaf got it perfect. This is a highway bike, out and out.
Cheers

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

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Today marks exactly one year of me taking delivery of my Interceptor 650 Chrome.
What is that red thing on the fuel tank. Is it removable? IMHO, The bike will look cleaner without it or by replacing red with black.
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