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New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor
      #676885 - 01/28/19 02:34 PM

Discuss


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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #676886 - 01/28/19 02:56 PM

I have to say at first look I like it. Styling reminds me of the 70s Honda 750four.

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: The_Dog33]
      #676887 - 01/28/19 03:04 PM

Been reading and it sounds like it is going to be fun to ride, The power reminds me of the old 650s with a little more torque.

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: The_Dog33]
      #676888 - 01/28/19 08:02 PM

Hum something about it made me think Norton ?

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: The_Dog33]
      #676889 - 01/28/19 11:36 PM

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Been reading and it sounds like it is going to be fun to ride, The power reminds me of the old 650s with a little more torque.







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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: findlay13]
      #676890 - 01/29/19 12:40 AM

Might as well get a modern Triumph. Looks the same, mechanics is gonna be way better.

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: arstaren]
      #676895 - 01/29/19 08:15 AM

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Might as well get a modern Triumph. Looks the same, mechanics is gonna be way better.




Maybe not up there with Triumph quality but ya modern Enfield isn't too bad.
I had a brand new Bullet a couple of years ago and it was nice. At least it was all steel.

Cheapest Bonny over here is Street Twin £7,800 (Approx $9,750)
The Enfield Interceptor £5,499 / £5,999 (Approx $6,874 / $7,499)

As a little scratcher, I bet a few people would be tempted to get the Enfield and trouser nearly 2 1/2 grand

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: The_Dog33]
      #676896 - 01/29/19 08:25 AM

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I have to say at first look I like it. Styling reminds me of the 70s Honda 750four.



A friend of mine was telling me about this yesterday on the phone and I was looking at it online. I really like it.
Surely if bumbling along and taking in the view is your bag, why have the Bonny over the Enfield?!
Ok, the Bonny is faster and has more power but who says it's going to be more reliable?
If reliability is a factor, wouldn't a Honda or a BMW be the way to go?
I like the Enfield. Long may they prosper in the land of the sacred cow and God bless all who sail in her !

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #676899 - 01/29/19 01:50 PM

Have to say I think it's a great looking bike...memories of Enfield Interceptor etc.
Not a big fan of Enfield India engineering...to date it's been poor metallurgy and quality control all round.
Also, what's the top speed? Bet it's nowhere near that of a real Interceptor.
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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Alatamoc]
      #676900 - 01/29/19 02:03 PM

Quote:

Not a big fan of Enfield India engineering...to date it's been poor metallurgy and quality control all round.



They used to have 'home market' and 'export' market lines (certainly on paint). The home stuff can be a bit dire.
I can only speak from experience, my Bullet was sound.


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Also, what's the top speed? Bet it's nowhere near that of a real Interceptor.
Bah Humbug!



Top speed? Depends on the ass on the seat. Most blokes might get 80-90 I suppose. Me on it? Double figures would be nice

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: newt]
      #676901 - 01/29/19 04:15 PM

Quote:

Hum something about it made me think Norton ?




Ya know newt, I think you might be onto somethin' here.

Yeah, come to think of it, I'm seein' a little Norton-esque look in 'em myself here.

(...especially in that white tank model)

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #676902 - 01/29/19 04:17 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Might as well get a modern Triumph. Looks the same, mechanics is gonna be way better.




Maybe not up there with Triumph quality but ya modern Enfield isn't too bad.
I had a brand new Bullet a couple of years ago and it was nice. At least it was all steel.

Cheapest Bonny over here is Street Twin £7,800 (Approx $9,750)
The Enfield Interceptor £5,499 / £5,999 (Approx $6,874 / $7,499)

As a little scratcher, I bet a few people would be tempted to get the Enfield and trouser nearly 2 1/2 grand

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Yep, you've touched upon the very reason for someone purchasing one of 'em here, Ade.

(...the reasonably low price)

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Alatamoc]
      #676903 - 01/29/19 04:24 PM

Quote:

Have to say I think it's a great looking bike...memories of Enfield Interceptor etc.
Not a big fan of Enfield India engineering...to date it's been poor metallurgy and quality control all round.
Also, what's the top speed? Bet it's nowhere near that of a real Interceptor.
Bah Humbug!
Let's have a proper bike




Yeah, maybe Alan, but I'll bet these modern RE Twins with their overhead cams and a balance shaft in 'em will sure run a hell of lot smoother and safely rev a lot higher than any of those old pushrod RE Interceptors of yore.

(...wouldn't ya think?)

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Dwight]
      #676904 - 01/29/19 04:39 PM

Here's one more comment I'll now make regarding these new RE twins...

If and when, as is now expected, they come out with a scrambler version of these babies and like the following YouTube video suggests...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=20&v=VNKrIEOly3A

...I very much WOULD in interested in purchasing one. And especially if they're offered at under a $7K selling price.

(...as I already own the two strictly road-going motorcycles I'd ever want...the BA and the Indian Springfield)

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #676907 - 01/30/19 12:37 PM

Quote:

Quote:

I have to say at first look I like it. Styling reminds me of the 70s Honda 750four.



A friend of mine was telling me about this yesterday on the phone and I was looking at it online. I really like it.
Surely if bumbling along and taking in the view is your bag, why have the Bonny over the Enfield?!
Ok, the Bonny is faster and has more power but who says it's going to be more reliable?
If reliability is a factor, wouldn't a Honda or a BMW be the way to go?
I like the Enfield. Long may they prosper in the land of the sacred cow and God bless all who sail in her !

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I sure get the attraction of an "antiquey" bike. (Last week was me slobbering over the smaller, underpowered Janus motorcycle) And I really did the same kind of slobbering over a Bullet a few years back. But for me, the price point is way too close for something that resembles a modern Triumph, which is also looking the part of the earlier bikes. If I DID buy a RE, it's still probably be the smaller Bullet for it's retro styling. I admire the bike and RE, just not totally sold on their reliability. By the way, how many miles did you have on your Bullet and how reliable was it?

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Dwight]
      #676908 - 01/30/19 12:37 PM

No scrambler yet but with the Interceptor, they have also released a Continental GT cafe racer style

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #676909 - 01/30/19 04:38 PM

I think the upswept peashooters are why it reminds us of the Norton.

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #676910 - 01/30/19 08:58 PM

You know in the new Triumphs I see the history of the bikes, but they are modern in every way.

I have been on a few RE and love them, but the fun thing to me is not only do they look retro they ride retro.

Does that make sense?

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: jamesbrown]
      #676912 - 01/31/19 07:23 AM

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I think the upswept peashooters are why it reminds us of the Norton.




Left side engine casing as well ?

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: BillyIndiana]
      #676913 - 01/31/19 09:54 AM

Quote:

You know in the new Triumphs is see the history of the bikes, but they are modern in every way.

I have been on a few RE and love them, but the fun thing to me is not only do they look retro they ride retro.

Does that make sense?




Perfect sense.

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #676923 - 02/04/19 08:45 AM

I have not seen any on the road so far here in India but will keep eyes out for one. If they have a distinct sound like the singles the polish of a Triumph and that price I could be interested. Passing by a dealer tomorrow I will look in.

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: SMJoe]
      #676926 - 02/05/19 04:31 AM

https://www.flickr.com/photos/157661612@N06/46941182442/in/datetaken-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/157661612@N06/40028341883/in/datetaken-public/
There wasn't one on the lot just this one in the showroom and the rep would not fire it up to hear. Felt good and at the price of $4600 CAD the difference in price between here and there would pay for a nice vacation.


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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: SMJoe]
      #676927 - 02/05/19 07:51 AM

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... at the price of $4600 CAD the difference in price between here and there would pay for a nice vacation.




Are you thinking of bringing one home?


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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Bill]
      #676928 - 02/05/19 08:40 AM

Bill as much as I would like to be the first with one in Ottawa, No. I doubt the dealer in Rockland will bring one in this year unless there is a mandate to do so they didn't move that many bullets from what I understand.

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: SMJoe]
      #676932 - 02/06/19 08:34 AM

https://www.cartoq.com/royal-enfield-thunderbird-modified/

Modified Interceptor plus custom 500 Thunderbird


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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: SMJoe]
      #676933 - 02/06/19 05:20 PM


very nicely done, looks comfy.


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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: mcfcinusa]
      #676936 - 02/07/19 01:34 AM

https://indianautosblog.com/custom-royal-enfield-interceptor-650-bulleteer-customs-p316312

This was on the custom I meant to show you although the Thunderbird does look comfy.


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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: SMJoe]
      #676943 - 02/07/19 07:01 PM


Definitely a head turner, reminds me of my younger days in the 60's when the Mods and Rockers were all the rage.


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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: mcfcinusa]
      #676944 - 02/07/19 07:41 PM

Bulleteer is doing interesting things with the Singles as well. I know all too well after 3 months in India what it soundslike with stock exhaust I would imagine with the custom ones they announce their arrival with authority.

https://indianautosblog.com/custom-royal-enfield-interceptor-650-bulleteer-customs-p316312


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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #677700 - 05/12/19 04:57 AM

I was up close at them in the dealers today.Too tall for me.The quality seemed ok but not Triumph or Japanese standard.A few rough welds,but all in all a pretty solid bike.

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: findlay13]
      #677757 - 05/16/19 06:30 PM

Went to get tires this week and saw a couple 650’s at a shop. Sat on one, they ARE pretty tall. There was a gold one not bad looking for 7,000 bucks.

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: findlay13]
      #677772 - 05/17/19 08:08 PM

Reminds me of those (long ago) 650 Bonnies and BSAs the cool kids rode, while the rest of us made do with our humble Super Hawks and CB350s...


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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: roadie]
      #677797 - 05/19/19 04:19 PM

Quote:

Reminds me of those (long ago) 650 Bonnies and BSAs the cool kids rode, while the rest of us made do with our humble Super Hawks and CB350s...
:bikesmile

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: findlay13]
      #677815 - 05/20/19 12:37 PM

I've been having a good think about this....but the in the end I couldn't see why I'd pay £6k for a bike which doesn't seem to measure up against a tba in performance, comfort, handling...etc.
Am I missing something?

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Alatamoc]
      #677847 - 05/24/19 10:57 PM

Quote:

I've been having a good think about this....but the in the end I couldn't see why I'd pay £6k for a bike which doesn't seem to measure up against a tba in performance, comfort, handling...etc.
Am I missing something?




No I don't think you are Al.I think you're correct.

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #678114 - 06/09/19 04:26 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD5r7gcI1A4

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Alatamoc]
      #678147 - 06/11/19 01:57 AM

Quote:

I've been having a good think about this....but the in the end I couldn't see why I'd pay £6k for a bike which doesn't seem to measure up against a tba in performance, comfort, handling...etc.
Am I missing something?




Agreed. And let's not forget RE's weak dealer network.

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Speedmaster05]
      #678200 - 06/15/19 11:59 AM

I may have had a chance to sit on the new twins back in India but my daughter is blowing hot (fire) for them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TZRYSonpW0
Guess my girl one upped her dad on this one


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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: SMJoe]
      #678215 - 06/17/19 04:57 AM

https://www.royalenfieldna.com/ Three Dates left to try them if you happen to live in S. California.

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Alatamoc]
      #678218 - 06/17/19 08:59 AM

Quote:

I've been having a good think about this....but the in the end I couldn't see why I'd pay £6k for a bike which doesn't seem to measure up against a tba in performance, comfort, handling...etc.
Am I missing something?


I disagree. What you're missing is "apples and oranges". If you look at what you are getting for the money in just quality, performance and reliability, then the Triumph (or any jap bike) is gonna win for sure. I have the same problem when I lust after the "Janus" I posted on here. For just a little more money, I could buy a rock solid Triumph Bonny. The Bonnie would be bigger, faster and probably more reliable. But you have to consider other factors, like "fun" and "different". I still occasionally go to the Janus website and lust after one. While it would make no sense economically or performance wise, I just know it would be a different kind of FUN! And THAT is why we sometimes buy the toys we buy. To be different and to have a different kind of fun! Just my two cents. (And I'm gonna take a day trip SOMETIME to Indiana just to look and test ride. And maybe....BUY!)

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: arstaren]
      #678231 - 06/17/19 11:56 PM

A bit late to this party....forgot my password yet again
I ran an Enfield 500 Bullet for about 2 years as my only bike.
Whilst I liked it's old fashioned look and feel, it was frankly poor in terms of reliability and performance......anywhere North of 60 mph and the vibes were unbearable....and yes I ran loads of British singles back in the seventies.

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Alatamoc]
      #678232 - 06/18/19 01:40 AM

It really boils down to what you like, I could easily afford to buy a triumph storm or any other big bore cruiser but the america and speedys just push my button more, guess I just like the look of them more...I dont mind the look of the Intercepetor but was wondering does anybody know if it runs a 360 crank or the now more popular 270..?

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Peter_AU]
      #678238 - 06/18/19 07:35 PM

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It really boils down to what you like, I could easily afford to buy a triumph storm or any other big bore cruiser but the america and speedys just push my button more, guess I just like the look of them more...I dont mind the look of the Intercepetor but was wondering does anybody know if it runs a 360 crank or the now more popular 270..?




It has a 270 crank pin placement, Peter. Here's a computer imaged "cutaway" shot of it along with its balance shaft...



(...and FWIW...the more I've seen of these babies on the internet, the more I'm intrigued by them...if one should ever find its way into my garage, it would be what I'm pretty sure they're going to do next with it OR would at least be what I think they'd be well advised to do next with it anyway...make a scrambler version...I COULD be all over somethin' like that!)

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Dwight]
      #678242 - 06/19/19 07:05 AM

Perhaps a representative in California could volunteer to go to one of the launches coming up soon, do a test drive and like a good cub reporter give us a by line. My daughter said that anyone could show up to ride one as long as they were licenced.

Edited by SMJoe (06/19/19 02:49 PM)


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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: SMJoe]
      #678255 - 06/21/19 01:34 PM

Parked my arse on a 2019 GT today. I must say, RE hit it out of the park with these new twins. They have very little in common with the earlier thumpers. I can see me adding an INTerceptor to my garage when the time is right. Oh, and there are plenty of favorable road tests on YT now.

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: B02S4]
      #678312 - 06/24/19 07:42 PM

Chennai the city where they are made where I tried unsucessfully to do a factory tour only to be blocked by a Sacred Cow this past January, is out of water. I'm sure they need some water to manufacture them and the people torquing the nuts need water otherwise they may fall off (or shrivel). It sounds like a Monday (hangover day) or a Friday ( end of the week day) in Chryslers Windsor plant may be an everyday occurance.

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: SMJoe]
      #678317 - 06/25/19 05:42 AM

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/n...&fit=bounds

Yeah,not for me.It'd be ok as a donor bike to make a chopper or custom and save a vintage Triumph,BSA,Norton maybe?

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/n...&fit=bounds

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: findlay13]
      #678483 - 07/11/19 11:47 AM

Even though this dude has one of them there "funny accents" (and I'm sure ALSO spells certain words with that oh so needless and superfluous letter 'U') I thought his comparison "test" between the motorcycle in question here and the latest Triumph T120 was fairly evenhanded and well done...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2zu2sxfKYM&t=1s

(...my only complaint being here that this bloke should have perhaps compared Triumph's latest model T100 to the RE, as it's not only closer in displacement to the RE, but also price-wise)

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Dwight]
      #678502 - 07/12/19 04:10 PM

Well, having owned both modern RE and Hinkley Triumph, if I was laying down the £$, I'd have the RE. Just to be a bit different.
A very good friend owns a nearly new BMW R1250GS and just for s*ts and giggles, an equally nearly new G310GS.
Tomorrow, he's trading the 310 for a brand new Himalayan.

Too many people are brand snobs.
Most modern machines do pretty much what anyone needs.
The whole point of riding is to have fun. Enjoy the ride.
I don't care if that means you ride a Honda Cub. Whatever floats your boat.

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #678506 - 07/12/19 11:36 PM

I'm currently touring France on my tbird.
I saw an interceptor two up in Versailles last week....the passenger looking uncomfortable and hanging on grimly. Behind was a two up Bonneville 865... Much happier passenger.

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Alatamoc]
      #678512 - 07/13/19 11:07 AM

Maybe cause they’re completely different bikes?


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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #678513 - 07/13/19 02:33 PM

Well yes but one is rather better than the other.

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Alatamoc]
      #678514 - 07/13/19 03:28 PM



See that wall? It's like talking to it ...

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Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #678522 - 07/14/19 12:08 AM

I know...it's great though when you stop.

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