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Old 25th March 2019, 10:45   #601
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Default Re: Ridden: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 & Continental GT 650 Twin

Got my Glitter and Dust (Chrome) on 20th. Did about 200 kms till now.
Exceptionally smooth and nice ride..
One issue i see is that bike does get heated up - but no hassles as long bike is running. However after I park it at home, fuel tank starts heating up as the engine cools down. Not sure if it is normal with others. Service center told it is common character of interceptor.

should i be worried that fuel tank (with fuel in it) is heating up?

BTW, attached the pic of my ride.. (sorry about the picture quality)

Sorry - missed adding about the exceptional attention and service provided by Accelerate motors in Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bangalore to ensure delivery of my bike as per my need (had to hurry a bit) while dealing with an upgrade of DMS software. Mr Sham, Mr Pavan, Mr Vasanth and Mr Manoj are the reason for my smile these days whenever i ride the bike
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How's the illumination...
The illumination on the highest level is crazy. I wouldn't keep it at that level unless I'm really off-road with no other traffic that the lights might blind. Haven't done much night riding yet. Thanks for the suggestions. I might change mounting position later depending on my experience with the lights.

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Query: Is 'Royal Enfield' lettering on tank just a sticker job?
How would a de-badged baker express look?
The branding seems to be a sticker under the final layer of lacquer. So I don't think taking it off will be a very simple job.
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Congratulations sir. The chrome looks neat and adds to the vintage looks. But the mudgard in the greyish silver looks out of place imo. What modifications have you started thinking on ;-)
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Got my Glitter and Dust (Chrome) on 20th. Did about 200 kms till now.
Exceptionally smooth and nice ride..
One issue i see is that bike does get heated up - but no hassles as long bike is running. However after I park it at home, fuel tank starts heating up as the engine cools down. Not sure if it is normal with others. Service center told it is common character of interceptor.

should i be worried that fuel tank (with fuel in it) is heating up?

BTW, attached the pic of my ride.. (sorry about the picture quality)

Sorry - missed adding about the exceptional attention and service provided by Accelerate motors in Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bangalore to ensure delivery of my bike as per my need (had to hurry a bit) while dealing with an upgrade of DMS software. Mr Sham, Mr Pavan, Mr Vasanth and Mr Manoj are the reason for my smile these days whenever i ride the bike
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I'm curious, has anybody done a tube-removal conversion on theirs yet?


That would be top on my list. In that case, what wheels did they use?


If I were to get this bike, I probably couldn't rest easy unless it rolled out of the showroom wearing alloy wheels and tubeless tyres.

A tube puncture on a 200kg bike would probably be a nightmare!
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I'm curious, has anybody done a tube-removal conversion on theirs yet?


That would be top on my list. In that case, what wheels did they use?


If I were to get this bike, I probably couldn't rest easy unless it rolled out of the showroom wearing alloy wheels and tubeless tyres.

A tube puncture on a 200kg bike would probably be a nightmare!
Alloy wheels for the interceptor/GT are launching very soon, so its looking like a more complete package as time goes by.
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Yuppie! Good news. finally the wait is over.

I got call from my dealer to inform that my Ravishing Red is here. going tomorrow to make payment and inspect (BTW anything specific to check during PDC?).

I am still waiting for the dealer to send me the list of documents required for registration process.

one query though. can i take the delivery without passing or wait for passing to happen which will take approximately a week.

Thanks and I am happy
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Alloy wheels for the interceptor/GT are launching very soon, so its looking like a more complete package as time goes by.

Launching as in being launched as OEM accessories by RE?
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Launching as in being launched as OEM accessories by RE?
That's right, the brand would be launching alloys as OEM accessories for all vehicles in their portfolio. News confirmed from a friend working with RE.
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What modifications have you started thinking on ;-)
Thanks. No modifications planned yet.
In fact, i didn't even think nor notice those silver arches till you mentioned. I am not sure if I want to replace them.

My sole purpose in life is to get through the run-in period and get the service done.. And then life begins
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Received the delivery of my Bakers Express Interceptor 650 in the first week of March.
I have done 500 Kms and the bike is due for its first service. Will not repeat what others have said as everyone knows by now the pros and cons of this machine. However I would like to mention that the heat management is very good.. have been riding to work in bad traffic conditions without any noticeable discomfort.
Also I have made a few functional customisations to suit my ergo needs.
1. Added a wider and taller handlebar (this required changing clutch and accelerator cables)
2. Modified the seat to provide more comfort for both rider and pillion
3. Added Backrest, rear luggage plate and saddle stay from Zana
4. Fabricated footrest plates for pillion to save her shoes and the bike's end pipes.
Next in line is adding highway footpegs on the engine guard for that relaxed riding position during long straight highway rides.
Will keep updating as it happens.
Enjoy the Before and after pictures
How much the seat cost and from where you bought it?
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