The Royal Enfield 650 twins are the most powerful bikes in their price segment. The Interceptor 650 starts at Rs. 2.5 lakhs which makes it the most affordable twin cylinder bike in India along with the most powerful under Rs. 3 lakh price mark. However, with all the power and torque, the question of fuel efficiency arises among the minds of many prospective buyers. While more power is definitely good, the Indian automotive market is driven by fuel efficiency and how does the Interceptor 650 fares in that? The video below by Bulu Patnaik answers this question. Check out the video below to see how this rider has calculated the fuel efficiency before we discuss the results in detail.
As seen in the video, the rider takes his Interceptor for a long ride and calculated the mileage accordingly. It is done by the regular method of dividing the distance travelled by the amount of fuel filled in the bike. However, the rider here has ridden both in the city and highway and therefore the video here gives both the city and highway mileage.
Talking about the city mileage, the Interceptor 650 manages to give around 20 km/l according to this video. The rider rode the bike for a total of 190 km during which about 56 km was done in the city and the rest on the highway. The highway mileage according to the video stood at around 30-31 km/l. Going by these figures, the average fuel efficiency of the bike comes out to be around 24.8 km/l, which is quite decent for a 650 cc twin cylinder bike.
However, these figures could be slightly different for different riders, depending on their riding style. The mixed fuel economy of 24.8 km/l as in this video is not bad by any measure. If you an easy rider and don’t push the bike very hard, you may get a different fuel efficiency which would be better than achieved here. Nonetheless, Royal Enfield has definitely done a lot of work and that shows in the 650 twins
The Royal Enfield Interceptor is powered by a 648 cc air-oil cooled, SOHC, parallel twin engine that churns out 47 Bhp of power along with 52 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and the bike comes with a slipper clutch. This is the most powerful engine on any Royal Enfield bike yet along with being the most modern one too. In fact, the 650 twins are pretty modern bikes and are on par with the competition in terms of technology. They have been designed from grounds up and are built upon a double cradle chassis. Royal Enfield has also done away with the vibration issue its bike faced and the 650 twins are as smooth as any other bike in their price segment.