Overland Classifieds :: 2020 Royal Enfield Interceptor

This classic-looking 2020 Royal Enfield Interceptor needs a new owner who’ll appreciate what this highly customizable bike can become. Is this you? The Interceptor is from a batch of 10 units produced by Moto Classic House for Royal Enfield in Latvia. Although costlier than the standard models out there—even used—the 650cc, scrambler-esque bike appears justified in the off-pavement moto world.

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Here are some highlights. Please note these specs are not taken from the seller’s ad but from the manufacturer. Any questions on modifications specific to the bike featured should be directed to the seller.

2020 Royal Enfield Interceptor on dirt road

  • High-set motocross-style handlebars
  • High-set twin exhausts (25 pounds lighter than stock)
  • Headlamp guard
  • Skid plate
  • Rear luggage rack
  • Michelin Anakee knobby tires
  • Dual shock absorbers
  • Disc brakes
  • 648cc, 4 stroke, 47 bhp @ 7250 rpm, 52 Nm @ 5250 rpm
  • 6-speed manual

2020 Royal Enfield Interceptor on dirt

Interceptor riders describe the following pros and cons:

PROS

  • Smooth engine
  • Super torquey
  • No vibration and sustainable at 75 mph
  • Braking system outperforms the KTM 390 Duke
  • Great value for the cost

CONS

  • Seat an awkward shape and too soft
  • Foot pegs are a hindrance because of wider engine
  • Bottoms out easily
  • Rear end is snappy in bumps

2020 Royal Enfield

Royal Enfield’s designers kept the Interceptor toned down with customization, allowing riders to get creative or keep as is to retain the classic look. 

Note the seller’s ad here is transparent about a lien on the bike. 

royal enfield for sale

 

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Heather Lea has traveled to over 60 countries, 40 of which were on a BMW F 800 GS during a 708-day round-the-world motorcycle adventure with now-husband, Dave Sears (Trip Blog: Riding Full Circle). Heather has been a freelance writer for over twenty-five years and a book and magazine editor for more than fifteen. Aside from Expedition Portal, her stories can be found in Overland Journal, Canadian Geographic, Kootenay Mountain Culture, and Canadian Alpine Journal. She loves doing anything in the backcountry, including backpacking, four-wheel-driving, ski touring, and climbing. Heather is a Canadian now living in Bellingham, WA. Find her on Instagram at writer_heather_lea or on Facebook at Heather Lea—Senior Editor—motorcycles.