Royal En­field In­ter­cep­tor 650

With 5000km down, the RE con­tin­ues to im­press

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IT’S BEEN FOUR MONTHS AND over 5700km al­ready, and the In­ter­cep­tor is still go­ing strong. One Mumbai trip, al­most ten Lavasa rides and a cou­ple of week­end day trips have put the RE through a lot. Of course, it even plays the role of my daily com­muter. Thus far, the front sus­pen­sion has be­gun mak­ing some weird noises while the front disc too sings a song of its own. And that means the much-awaited sec­ond in­spec­tion at 5000km was due, just in time. The ser­vic­ing barely took half a day as the work­shop topped the flu­ids and cleaned the oil and air fil­ters. Of course, even the squeaky is­sues were ad­dressed well. How­ever, the left ex­haust pipe has re­ceived a dent in an in­ci­dent that saw a Pul­sar 220F’s leg guard hit­ting the In­ter­cep­tor. The pipes are well built and the weight of al­most 8kg speaks vol­umes about the same but so

RE has priced the com­plete left ex­haust assem­bly at a whop­ping `18,000

does the pric­ing. Royal En­field has priced the com­plete left ex­haust assem­bly at a whop­ping `18,000. I’m not still sure whether to give a green light or wait for the muf­fler to ar­rive, which is bound to hap­pen sooner or later. For now, I’m run­ning with the dent as it doesn’t really affect the bike me­chan­i­cally. Other than that, the tank’s paint has started fad­ing and I think it’s due for a Te­flon coat. I’m also look­ing to bring in some per­for­mance up­grades, so watch this space! ⌧

Abhishek Waira­gade (@ab­hibhi) Date ac­quired Dec 2018 To­tal mileage

5743km Mileage this month 467km Costs this month `0 Over­all kmpl 20

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