This modified Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is quicker than a Triumph Street twin

Royal Enfield motorcycles have a fan base in India and around the world. The manufacturer launched Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 motorcycles in the market few years ago. They are currently, India’s most affordable twin cylinder motorcycle one can buy in India and around the world. Just like Classic 350 and Bullet motorcycle, Interceptor and Continental GT 650 are also quite popular among buyers and we have seen several modified versions of these 650-twinz. Here we have a video shows an Interceptor 650 motorcycle that has been modified with S&S Camshaft.

The video has been uploaded by Abhinav Bhatt on his YouTube channel. The video starts with the vlogger showing a Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 that belongs to his friend. The bike looks stock at first but the owner has done several modifications to it. He starts with the rear suspension. The stock suspension on Interceptor 650 has been replaced with Paioli suspension. This is the same unit that we have seen on Continental GT 535 in the past.

As the setup on Interceptor 650 is different from the GT 535, he had to install the suspension upside down. The suspensions are adjustable and the owner says, it has improve the ride quality a lot. The next modification on this motorcycle is the set of slip exhausts. They are louder than the stock version but, not too loud to irritate others. The exhaust pipes used on this bike are from Power Rage and it comes with a DB killer also.

Other cosmetic changes on the bike include a new LED headlamp which is better than the stock halogen units. The turn indicators are replaced with units from Thunderbird and the tail light is from a Triumph Thruxton motorcycle. The main modification on this motorcycle however is the camshaft. The stock camshaft has been replaced for S&S units. As the camshaft has been upgraded, the air filter has also been modified.

This modified Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is quicker than a Triumph Street twin

What Camshaft basically does is it opens the valves more and keeps them open for a longer period than the stock version. This lets more air and fuel come in and enhances the performance. To get maximum out of this system, he also has a piggyback that retunes the fuel and air ratio and enhances the performance.

The owner of this bike mentions that after all these modifications, it definitely feels different and has several. These modifications have affect the low-end torque slightly but, the overall performance is great. The vlogger who also has modified Interceptor 650 rode this bike and came to a conclusion that this motorcycle feels a lot more punchy and fun than the regular one or his motorcycle. He even tells that this motorcycle is a lot quicker than his bike. He even mentions that, it feels quicker than a Triumph Street Twin motorcycle.

The owner did not mention how much power has increased, he did mention that, he is waiting for couple of more things and once they arrive, he will take this bike to a Dyno test to know the exact figures. Interceptor 650 is powered by a 648-cc, twin cylinder engine that generates 47 Bhp and 52 Nm of peak torque in stock form. RE is working on several new motorcycles like a revised Classic 350, 650-cc cruiser and many more.