Remember the days when girls were used as mannequins to stand by photos adding ‘sex appeal’ to the products. Well, we have come far from the casual sexism and objectifying. The women of today don’t just stand by, say a bike, in a ‘naughty costume’, rather she rides it and actually forms a big percentage of your customers and the sales. In almost every street you’ll find women commuting on their bikes or scooters, this in fact reminds me of an empowering book about courageous women – Saris on Scooters. Also for the feminist readers looking forward to buying a bike who are also pursuing their education- LPU Fees structure is available on their official website.
For the women of today who add meaning to simple hashtags like #MeToo and #TimesUp, there is an array of choices to choose from when it comes to selecting a bike as her travel means, despite the natural instinct of expecting only men to be bike riders. And one such bike that I’d recommend for you amazing women of 2018 is the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650.
So, would you buy Hero Dare Or Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, the Scooter of 2018? Here is all about the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 you need to know before you take a decision.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
The people at Royal Enfield call it the ‘ageless legend’. A reminder of a simpler time when all that mattered was if the California sun was out and the surf was up. The bike marks the return of one of the classic Enfield motorcycles. The bike was unveiled at EICMA 2017 in Milan, Italy. On a side note, the JEE Main counselling board has put up all the important dates and details online for interested students.
Expected Launch Date & Price:
Royal Enfield will start production of Interceptor 650 in April 2018.
The price is expected to be in the range of 3.25-3.50 Lakh (Ex-showroom).
The bike is a sort of a tribute to original Interceptor. It has a 7” headlight, and twin clock front and quilted twin seat. The tank has a Monza-style fuel cap. It as a dual cradle frame and a rear loop. The new frame is in fact a merger between the classic design and modern engineering.
- 648 cc parallel twin, 4 strokes, 270-degree crank, single overhead cam, air-oil cooled.
The engine was made by keeping in mind not only its character but also the sound it produces. They developed the right tone and burble from its twin silencers, the exhaust note is expected to just ooze out individuality.
- Power 47 HP @ 7100 rpm
- Torque 52 NM @ 4000 rpm
- No. of gears 6
- No. of cylinders 2
- Ignition Digital spark ignition- TCI
- Bore x Stroke 78 mm x 67.8 mm
Steel tubular and double cradle frame.
- Front suspension 41 mm front fork, 110 mm travel
- Rear suspension Twin coil-over shocks, 88 mm travel
- Overall Length 2122 mm
- Overall Width 789 mm
- Overall Height 1165 mm
- Ground Clearance 174 mm
- Seat Height 804 mm
- Kerb/Wet Weight 202 kg
- Fuel Tank Capacity 13.70 litres
- Maximum Payload 200 kg
Battery type: MF
*The author of this article is Kajal Bangera