India’s first Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 customized to look like the upcoming Shotgun 650; Sports a cafe racer type stance; The total cost of modification is around 3.5 lakh.
Royal Enfield is one of the most modification-friendly motorcycle brands in India. The retro-styled motorcycles are customized to give them a unique appearance along with refreshing the two-wheeler’s appeal in the eyes of the owner. Time and again, we have come across a plethora of modified Bullets, Classics as well as the 650 twins of the Royal Enfield.
Some modifications are quite subtle while others involve playing around with the body panels. Whether big or small, modification costs a lot of money, time as well as efforts, although the results are quite rewarding as well. So today we bring a very special modification in which a Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is modified to look like the upcoming Shotgun 650 in a YouTube video by ‘King Indian’.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Modified to Shotgun 650: All Changes
At the beginning of the video, the presenter claims that he along with his customizer conceptualized the complete new look for the Interceptor 650. On the design front, the motorcycle looks like a lowered café racer. The wider rubber both at the front and rear beefed up headlamp unit, black-silver dual-tone paint scheme and a distinctive rear section lend the motorcycle an altogether different identity. The owner of the bike talks about the intricate details of the modification as he claims that certain parts like the front headlamp housing is made by combining 16 different pieces. Upfront, the major changes to the motorcycle include a new all-LED headlamp, LED indicator from KTM, black fork gaiters, and redesigned front fender amongst others. The attention to detail in the modification is reflected by the placement of the headlight and hazard switches on the headlamp housing and custom chrome fender connectors.
Along with this, the exhaust pipes have been customized in a very special manner as the two different cans running from the header are combined to make one and again split into two different outlets with the help of bend pipes finished in black. The bike also gets a customized engine cage with a mobile holder mounted on the right side and the instrument cluster on the left side. In the video, the owner explains that the rear profile is inspired by a reverse tail boat design with a neatly finished rear mudguard. He also wanted the area around the handlebar free from all the switches, controls etc. and that is the reason why the meter console is placed on the engine guard. Towards the end of the video, the owner shares the estimated cost of modification which stands around Rs. 3.5 lakh.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is priced in the range of Rs. 2.88 lakh to Rs. 3.14 lakh (ex-showroom). It is powered by a 648cc parallel twin SOHC air/oil-cooled engine churning out 47 bhp and 52 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed constant mesh gearbox.