When we think of Royal Enfield motorcycles, the first picture that comes to our mind is a retro looking motorcycle and the signature thump from the silencer. Over the years, Royal Enfield has expanded their portfolio. Currently, Royal Enfield offers Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 as their flagship models. Royal Enfield motorcycles have always been a favourite among modifiers and here we have a video where Pune-based Ricochet Motorcycles has modified a Continental GT 650 and it is called Ice Queen 865cc.
The video has been uploaded by BikeWithGirl on her YouTube channel. In this video, vlogger talks about a Continental GT 650 which is fitted with a 865-cc big bore kit from S&S. The motorcycle has been completely modified and many of the parts used in this bike are custom made. The owner of this motorcycle wanted a fast going cafe racer and that was the reason behind this creation. The front gets 17 inch aluminium rims both at the front and rear. There is a custom made carbon fibre fender above it.
The stock front forks on the motorcycle were replaced with USDs from Benelli 600 and it comes with custom springs in it. The triple tree on the motorcycle is a custom made unit as well. The headlamp is an aftermarket unit and the original instrument cluster is retained. Another thing that you would notice at the front are the brakes. It gets twin disc brakes at front with calipers and custom made hub for it. The engine on this motorcycle has bored out and it now gets bigger pistons. The bike seen here is actually 865cc and is a lot more powerful to ride.
The exact power and torque figures are not mentioned in the video as dyno test was not done on this motorcycle when the video was recorded. The whole motorcycle is finished in Dark chrome and the chrome exhaust pipes and aftermarket silencers produce a throaty exhaust note. The seat have been customised and it comes with a custom cowl at the rear as well. It is strictly a single seater motorcycle now. The rear sub-frame of the motorcycle has been customised and it looks shorter than the original Continental GT 650. The tail lights are now LED and are integrated inside the rear frame.
Coming to the rear, the sprocket of the motorcycle has been changed as well. It gets 5 more teeth than the standard unit and that helps it handle the power from the engine in a better manner. The rear also gets disc brakes. The vlogger did take the motorcycle for a ride and came back impressed. The owner of Ricochet Motorcycles who was behind the project mentioned that it took them a little over 4 months to finish this project. The big bore kit installed in this motorcycle alone was worth Rs 90,000 and overall cost of this modification was around 4.5 lakh. The motorcycle looks beautiful. It looks like a regular Continental GT 650 but, it is different from it in every aspect. It is probably going to be one of the fastest Continental GT motorcycle in India.