Royal Enfield motorcycles have a cult following in the country. They are popular mainly because of their retro design that is followed by majority of motorcycles from the brand. Royal Enfield recently launched their most powerful motorcycles: Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. They are known as 650 twins in the market and just like most other Royal Enfield motorcycle, have gained popularity in a very short span of time. The 650 twins are also the most affordable twin cylinder motorcycle one can buy in the country at the moment. These motorcycle are also favourite among buyers because of variety of modifying options and here we have one such modified Interceptor 650 that is modified into a scrambler.
The modified Scrambler seen in the pictures as mentioned above is based on Interceptor 650 and is modified by Thailand based Ranger Korat custom house. Scramblers generally have a minimalist design and similar approach has been taken in this case as well. Both the fenders at the front and rear have been chopped off and the whole motorcycle gets an overall black paint job. The only part that gets a different shade is the fuel tank. The stock headlight has been removed and is replaced with two round lamps inside a yellow metal frame at the front. The front forks and the rear suspension remain the same but, the handle bar has been modified.
Other noticeable change on the motorcycle is the tyres. While the Interceptor gets still gets the spoke wheel, in the modified scrambler version the spoked wheel is blacked out, and gets chunkier tyres. It also looks like the exhaust pipe has also bee re-routed. Ranger Korat has also installed a bash plate to protect the engine. Apart from these modifications, the scrambler gets a custom made seat with better cushioning, leg guard with auxiliary lamps and a custom made tail light.
The modifiers have not made any changes to the engine of the motorcycle. The scrambler version is still powered by the same 647 cc, twin cylinder, oil cooled, fuel injected engine that is capable of generating a maximum of 47 Bhp and 52 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed gearbox with slipper clutch. Royal Enfield is expected to build a Scrambler based on the 650cc platform. However, a clear timeline on when such a model would be launched has not been revealed. We expect some action on this front sometime in 2021, well after the Corona Virus lockdown.