A month ago we shared you a problem with one of the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 bike that it was unable to climb high altitude terrains. The issue was raised by the Youtuber Bulu Patnaik who took his Interceptor 650 to Sikkim and it refused to climb along on road to Gurudongmar. The bike did not start even after multiple attempts. When he raised the issue, the existing and soon to be owners of the 650 twins got a bit sceptical.
Seems like Royal Enfield also understood that the issue was not related to his specific bike. And now finally they have taken a step to resolve the issue altogether. As confirmed by the Youtuber himself Royal Enfield is going to recall the 650 twins for a software update. You don’t even need to wait for too long or keep sitting at the service centre for the fix. As the fix will take somewhere around 10 minutes. The update is also approved by ARAI. Then the bikes should have no issue in higher altitudes. Bikes manufacturing from June 2019 will have this update already done to them.
Powered by the 648cc, air-cooled, SOHC, fuel-injected, parallel-twin motor which makes 47hp at 7,250rpm and 52Nm of torque at 5,250rpm. It comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox with slipper clutch. It also gets Dual channel ABS as standard and a claimed top speed of 160kmph. Braking duties are done by 320mm front disc and 240mm at the rear. The bikes have been a huge success for Royal Enfield and they do offer a lot for the price.
Royal Enfield responds well to customer feedback and is constantly trying to fix small niggles and issues. From a while, Royal Enfield has been very fast in solving issues and keeping their customers happy. This surely does work in the company’s favour, as the sales chart tell. Even when 650 Twins belong to the premium category, they have been selling quite well. The bikes start from Rs 2.50 Lakh for the Interceptor and Rs 2.65 lakh for the Continental GT.
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