It seems as if the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, along with its twin Continental GT 650, has caught the fancy of the mod world across the globe. Every now and then, there comes a new modified motorcycle based on the 650 twins that not only looks smashing but many of them have boosted engines to match the aesthetics. The powerful 647 cc engine on these bikes along with their retro design language and relatively affordable price tag are some of the reasons behind the bike’s popularity in the mod circuits. Here is another modified example of a Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 that has been turned into a shiny cafe racer.
This modified Interceptor has been made by Thailand based OK Easy Shop. Talking about the changes made on the bike, it now runs on 17-inch rims and gets a shiny chopped front fender. The whole bike has been covered in chrome including the tank piece and the rear seat cowl. The shiny engine and gearbox case further add to the look but a few black panels here and there create an interesting contrast. Moving on, we see a new headlamp clamp and new aftermarket handlebars with bar-end mounted indicators.
The fuel tank has been given a new graphic design which extends back to the rear seat cowling. The clutch and brake levers have also been replaced with faster response units while the brake and throttle cables have been replaced with braided silver wires. The custom made leather saddle adds a certain appeal to this build and gets red stitching.
The rear cowling has been fitted with a small circular LED tail lamp which sits snugly in its place. The whole build is completed with those aftermarket twin exhaust pipes which should sound quite good. The bike has not been given an over the top look but instead, the mod guys have done a subtle yet attractive job with this bike.
In its stock form, the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 gets 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, which makes this the most powerful Royal Enfield engine ever. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox along with a slipper clutch. Both the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 are the most powerful and advanced bike from the company yet. The double-cradle chassis upon which the bikes are built has been designed with inputs from Harris Performance, UK. Prices for the Interceptor 650 starts at Rs. 2.50 lakh and goes up to Rs. 2.70 lakh (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi). The difference in price is only because of the paint scheme as the bikes are identical mechanically.