Royal Enfield 650 twins have been very famous in every market that they were launched in. In fact, they are the number 1 selling motorcycle in the UK. The Interceptor 650 is a bit more popular in India than the Continental GT 650 because of a much-relaxed riding triangle and traditional handlebars instead of clip-on. However, people are waiting for Royal Enfield to launch a cruiser based 650 version to launch and we know that it will be launched sometime next year because there are already spy shots of it being tested on the Indian roads.
It will also be powered by the same 650cc parallel-twin oil/air-cooled engine that produces 47 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 52 Nm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox that comes with a slip and assist clutch. The Cruiser will be the first motorcycle from Royal Enfield to feature Up-side down forks. However, the new cruiser is a bit far away from launch. Also, most of the people customize their Royal Enfields in some or other way.
There are some people who want their Interceptor to be a cruiser so that they can cover longer distances as Interceptor 650 is not really comfortable for long touring because of its seat. Here we have the first custom Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 that has been modified to a cruiser. This modification has been done by Bulleteer Customs and the pictures have been taken from Bulleteer Customs Instagram page.
The motorcycle is totally revamped from the original Interceptor 650. It took one year for the Bulleteer Customs to complete this project. The motorcycle gets cruiser style wide handlebar which use extenders to provide a comfortable riding position. The wheelbase of the motorcycle has been extended so it stays and feels more planted on highways and straight roads. The tyres have been upgraded from 100 mm front to 120 mm front while the rear 130 mm tyre is replaced by a 180 mm. This and the low stance gives the motorcycle quite a bit of road presence. The seat height has been lowered so that a more comfortable and wide seat can be fitted. The customized motorcycle uses a split seat setup instead of a single piece one which we have seen on the stock motorcycle.
The Bulleteer Customs also states that the motorcycle stays planted even at 140 kmph and it can still hit 170 kmph without any stress. The motorcycle provides a relaxed riding posture with front-set footpegs that uses extended foot controls to enhance the comfort of the rider. The split-seat setup provides much better support than the stock setup. The motorcycle is finished in hue green and black with pinstriping. The engine and the alloy wheels are also coloured in Black with a white accent, which matches with the aesthetics of the motorcycle. It also gets a different exhaust system which is more straight than being up-swept.