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MCN Fleet: Interceptor 650 has classic appeal

Published: 11 March 2020

Updated: 18 March 2020

As a new-ish rider, the modest 47bhp the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 boasts carries big appeal – I want to learn to get the best from it, rather than spend 2020 simply holding on for dear life.

But it also speaks to my love of classic machinery, style and engineering too, with the simplicity of an old-school design and retro aesthetics married to the home comforts of modern running gear and, hopefully, reliability.

Here’s hoping for long summer evenings rumbling along my favourite country lanes, and maybe some admiring glances from like-minded classic fans.

The rider Gareth Evans, MCN Online Editor, 36, 6ft. Riding six months, likes commuting and rural runs. Gareth.evans@motorcyclenews.com

Bike specs 648cc | 47bhp | 202kg | 804mm seat height

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