‘ROYAL’ ENFIELD: Prince William checks out the new 650cc Interceptor


It’s no secret that Prince William loves motorcycles – and the latest machine to catch his attention is the all-new Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 650.

The Ducati-riding Duke of Cambridge has been busy on the biking front over the last couple of months. He’s been caught out on his Ducati a handful of times, visited Triumph’s new visitor centre and took a new Tiger for a test ride – and now he’s been checking out the all-new RE 650 Interceptor.

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Royal Enfield’s official Twitter has tweeted a couple of images of Prince William discussing the new Interceptor INT 650 with Royal Enfield CEO Siddhartha Lal at the 2018 Heads of Commonwealth Meeting.

The new Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 was unveiled alongside the new Continental GT 650, at the EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan at the end of 2017 – and since then, we’ve managed to find out a bit more about the all new engine that’ll power both bikes. The air/oil-cooled 650cc parallel twin motor is capable of producing a power output of 47bhp at 7100 rpm and 52 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm – which means it’ll be perfect for A2 licence holders. The engine is paired to a six speed transmission, and the gearbox is augmented by its ‘slip/assist’ clutch. Stopping power is provided by a 320mm disc at the front and 240mm disc at the rear – and ABS will also be available as a standard.

 

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