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Mid Life Cycles’ Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Salt Racer has achieved a significant milestone. It has set the class record at the annual Speed Week run at Lake Gairdner, South Australia. The twin-cylinder motorcycle broke the four-year-old class record on each of its runs, leaving the new mark at 132.050 mph or 212.514 km/h. The Mid Life Cycles’ Interceptor was entered in Class M-F 650, for 650cc un-streamlined motorcycles running commercial unleaded fuel. The old record of 119.961 mph (193.058 km/h) was set at Lake Gairdner in 2016.


This speedrun highlights the capability of Royal Enfield’s 650 Twin engine. The remarkable record was broken by Charlie Hallam on day one of Speed Week (Monday 8 March 2021). For Mid Life Cycles, the trouble-free record of the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 reinforced the confidence the team had in the Royal Enfield 650 Twin engine package and traditional twin-loop steel frame that was carried over from the road bike to the racer, with minimal modifications allowed under the class rules.


Commenting on the achievement, Mr. Vinod Dasari, CEO, Royal Enfield said, “The Royal Enfield 650 Twins are one of our finest motorcycles and have continuously set new benchmarks in motorcycling. This is the second time that we have established a remarkable feat with the Twins, in 2018, the Bonneville Racer recorded an impressive top speed of over 159 mph at Bonneville Salt Flats and this speed record is yet another remarkable feat for us. This recognition validates the tremendous progress we continue to make in our journey and we hope this will inspire many more motorcyclists to push their boundaries and achieve the pursuit of excellence.”