Last year, the Delhi Police upgraded their vehicles and added new automobiles for patrolling. Apart from the regular SUVs that they added to the fleet, Delhi Police also added the Royal Enfield Interceptor motorcycle. Until now, the Delhi Police Interceptor was not spotted on the roads. All this has changed as here’s the first picture of the bike.
The motorcycle was spotted by Royal Mavericks. The exact location of the bike is not known but it is somewhere in Delhi itself. The black coloured Royal Enfield Interceptor spotted with policeman can be seen with a lot of updates. While the exact modifications and upgrades are not known, here are a few modifications that we can spot in the picture uploaded here.
The black colour Royal Enfield Interceptor can be spotted with the Delhi Police decals on the fuel tank and the battery box cover. There is a small Delhi Police sticker on the rear mudguard too. Apart from the stickers, we can spot flashers mounted on the side guard alongside a siren. Flashers can be spotted on the rear of the bike too. And there is a side box to keep all the policing equipment and other things that the cops need to carry for the daily duty. There is also an aftermarket backrest installed on the bike.
Delhi Police notified the Delhi High Court that it acquired twelve Royal Enfield Interceptor motorcycles and seven Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500. The cops also bought sixteen Mahindra Scorpio SUVs last year and received the new fleet soon after placing the order.
While the cops from several states use the Royal Enfield motorcycles as their official patrolling bikes, most of these bikes are very old are currently getting replaced with modern bikes. The best example comes from Kolkata Police where the cops even showed their disagreement over replacing the old Royal Enfield bikes with the modern bikes like the TVS Apache and Bajaj Pulsar.
Delhi Police is probably the first force to acquire the newly introduced twin-cylinder powered Royal Enfield Interceptor motorcycles in India. The Interceptor and the Continental GT 650 are the first parallel-twin engine powered bikes from the manufacturer and both of them have become quite popular in the market.
The 649cc, parallel-twin cylinder, air-cooled engine produces a maximum power of 47 Bhp and peak torque of 52 Nm. This makes the Interceptor one of the most powerful bikes used by the Indian police force. It should be noted that Kolkata Police use Harley-Davidson Street 750 as their official bikes but the bikes are only used to guard the convoy of VVIPs. The Interceptors of Delhi Police seem to be deployed for regular, daily work and provide more power to the cops to chase down any vehicles on the roads.
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