The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 will complete its first year in India since its launch by mid-November. In this time period, the bike has earned quite a reputation for itself and is a pretty popular motorcycle for its asking price. Speaking of which, the prices for the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 starts at Rs. 2.56 lakh and goes up to Rs. 2.76 lakh (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi). The Interceptor 650 has also become a hit with bike modifiers across the world and a lot of mod houses/garages in India have churned out beautiful mod examples of the bike too. The bike featured here today is another such example of a nicely modified Royal Enfield Interceptor 650.
Called the Rudra 650, this one has been brought to life by Bengaluru based Bulleteer Customs, a mod house which has churned out a ton of modified Royal Enfield bikes till date. The Rudra 650 is among those subtly modified bikes that don’t scream for attention but catches your attention immediately. It has been painted in red and black which enhances its aesthetics.
Most of the elements on the bikes are still stock and the changes are minimum, which is the reason why it doesn’t look over the top in any wat. Apart from the paint job, another change is in the form of the front shock absorbers which are now upside-down units. They seem to have been taken from the KTM Duke series bikes and even the front disc brakes are different from the ones found on a stock Interceptor 650.
Further, the front and rear fenders have been blacked out on the Rudra as well as shortened for added appeal. The handlebars have been replaced with sportier clip-on units for a more aggressive riding position. The dual-pipe exhausts seem to be the same units as found on a stock Royal Enfield Interceptor 650. The fuel tank gets a red and black paint scheme with Royal Enfield written on its sides. All in all, the Rudra 650 is a pretty decent mod job and will especially appeal to those who like their rides to feature minimalistic transformation.
Talking about the Royal Enfield Interceptor, the bike is powered by a 647 cc, twin-cylinder, air-oil cooled engine which is a newly developed unit. This engine churns out 47 Bhp of power along with 52 Nm of torque and the engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox along with a slipper clutch. To let you know, the Interceptor 650 is the most powerful and advanced Royal Enfield bike ever to in production as is its twin, the Continental GT 650 The double-cradle chassis upon which the Interceptor 650 utilizes has been designed with inputs from Harris Performance, UK. In the coming time, Royal Enfield will launch the BSVI compliant versions of the 650 twins.