The Royal Enfield 650 twins are probably the best bikes in their segment on sale in India currently. Among the two, the Interceptor 650 is more popular because of its relaxed riding position and wider appeal compared to the Continental GT650. The twins are not only popular in India but are gaining popularity internationally too due to the value for money they provide and the mod potential they possess. For the same, Thrive Motorcycles from Jakarta, Indonesia have done a unique retro-modern mod job on the Interceptor which is unlike any other we have seen on the twins.
The bike you see here has gone through a lot of changes including mechanical as well as aesthetical changes. The end result is quite a sight though. The mod guys who built this custom Interceptor 650 have replaced a lot of its parts including the gas tank, battery box, fenders, and side panels among others.
The new bodywork has been handcrafted out of aluminium, which includes the tank, side panels, fenders, and tail unit among others. Painted in a shade of dark green with golden detailing, the bike looks gorgeous without a doubt. The single piece saddle and the custom upswept tail further add to its beauty. The new faceplate at the front contains LED DRLs while a proper light beam is provided by the Daymaker unit attached on the side.
The front forks are custom units while the rear twin spring suspension has been replaced by a mono shock unit from the Suzuki GSX-R600. The swingarm is also a new unit taken from the GSX-R600. The handlebar, brake and clutch lever, instrument cluster, triple tree, fuel filler cap etc are all new and are either hand fabricated or are aftermarket units. The rear frame has been reshaped to give the bike the desired stance.
The rims have been replaced with new 17-inch aluminium units from a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R. Compared to the original rims, they are a size smaller. They have been shod on with Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa rubber, 120/70 on the front rim and 150/70 at the back.
The bike now features disc brakes at both the ends and are Brembo units. This gives the bike enhanced stopping power, though the stock ones were also quite effective. But keeping in mind all the weight saving done here along with the new handcrafted stainless steel silencer pipes and K&N air filter, these Brembo units seemed necessary.
Overall, the bike looks radical and unlike any other mod job we have seen on the Interceptor 650 yet. Those beautiful twin silencer pipes take the cake here as they look mindblowing, to say the least, and provide a bit of a scrambler look to the bike. Kudos to the guys at Thrive Motorcycles then.
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