Royal Enfield likely to name the upcoming twin-cylinder bike as Interceptor.
The upcoming Royal Enfield twin-cylinder bike has been teased by Rudratej Singh, President, Royal Enfield and Siddhartha Lal, the CEO of Eicher Motors, at the company’s UK technology centre in Bruntingthorpe. There are speculations that the upcoming twin-cylinder motorcycle could be named as the Interceptor.
Rudratej Singh sent out a tweet with a picture in which there appear to be three bikes. One of the bikes finished in a rich red colour paint, gets tank pads and also a flat bench seat. On close observation of Siddhartha Lal’s helmet reflection, a straight chrome exhaust on the bike is also visible. Previously, a cafe racer and a street version of the twin-cylinder bike were spotted.
The motorcycle behind Rudratej Singh reveals a diamond pattern seat cover and could accommodate a pillion. A matte black exhaust and spoked wheels with aluminium rims are also visible. Only the oil-cooler and the matte black exhaust header of the third bike are visible.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor will come powered by a twin-cylinder, fuel-injected engine with oil-cooling. This motor is expected to output 45-50 HP of power.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor could debut at Milan, Italy on the 7th November at the EICMA show. The bike has been spotted in cafe racer form in India several times but we expect the cafe racer version not to retail in India, owing to low sales of the already existing cafe racer, the Continental GT 535. The Indian market is likely to get the street version that will rival the Harley-Davidson Street 750.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor will be launched in India early next year and is expected to be priced at around Rs. 3.5 lakhs.
Royal Enfield Interceptor
– The company’s officials have teased the upcoming twin-cylinder bike
– The officials were testing the motorcycle in Bruntingthorpe, England
– The bike could debut on 7th November at Milan, Italy