Few weeks ago, in Chennai, a test mule of RE Interceptor 350 was being spotted testing with a single-cylinder Engine instead of twin-cylinder giving a clear indication of being a 350cc motorcycle. The RE Interceptor 350 is expected to set it’s foot in Indian Market next year within a few months after the launch of Classic 350.
While looking at the render, one can easily tell how much of inspiration it draws from the recently launched Meteor 350,you have similar chrome-surrounded Royal Enfield logo, Headlights, Paint scheme, wheel design etc. The Instrument Cluster and the Handlebar have been directly borrowed from the Interceptor 650 along with a distinctive fuel tank.
The design and posture of the Seats are completely new over the 650 as it does not have flat seats instead features raised unit. The Dual shock-absorber at the rear and the exhaust system are utterly similar to the Interceptor 650. Alteration with the positioning of the footpegs are also evident as they are not as forward set as the meteor not as backward set as the Interceptor 650.
The Interceptor 350 will be offered with the same engine used in the Meteor 350, a 349cc air-cooled, single-cylinder Motor producing 20.2 Horsepower and 27 Newton-Meters of Power and Torque respectively mated to a 5-speed gerabox. Though, a slipper clutch is said to be unoffered with this Motorcycle.
The Interceptor 350 will offer Disc Brakes on both the wheels along with Twin-Channel ABS as standard fitment. The Interceptor 350 is unlikely to be offered with a tripper navigation similar to the Meteor 350. Once launched the Motorcycle will directly compete against the likes of Honda H’ness CB350, Benelli Imperialee 400 and Jawa 42.