Royal Enfield motorcycles are very popular among motorcyclists. Royal Enfield is currently one of the oldest two wheeler manufacturer in the world which is still in production. Royal Enfield as a brand has now started concentrating on new models and as part of the same, they launched their two 650-cc motorcycles – Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 in the market few years ago. Like any other RE motorcycle, these motorcycles also became popular among riders in a short span of time. It is still one of the most affordable twin cylinder motorcycle one can buy in India. RE also exports these motorcycles to international market and we have seen several examples of modified RE motorcycles in India and around the world. Here we have one such Interceptor 650 that has been neatly modified into a Cafe racer.
The RE Interceptor 650 based Cafe racer motorcycle has been modified by stg_tracker, which is a motorcycle custom house based out in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The bike has been completely transformed into a proper Cafe racer motorcycle. The whole bike gets a black treatment which gives it a sporty look. Starting at the front, It gets Cafe Racer style tyres, blacked out steel rims and spokes on the bike.
Another addition here is the dual disc brakes at front for better stopping power. The forks have also been blacked out and a custom front fender is also placed. The headlight on this motorcycle retains the round shape but, it now comes with all LED elements instead on halogen bulbs. It looks like the original instrument cluster on this motorcycle have also been replaced for a single pod aftermarket unit.
Other noticeable change here are the handle bars. The regular handle bar on Interceptor 650 have been replaced for clip on units which offers a committed forward leaning riding posture to the rider. The handle bars get bar-end mirrors and LED turn indicators on them. The fuel tank on this motorcycle remains the same but, misses out on the RE branding on it. Fuel tank is finished in gloss black with matte black pinstripes at places.
As this is a Cafe racer motorcycle, several panels from the motorcycle have been removed in order to reduce the weight. The side panel on this motorcycle has been removed and the frame of the motorcycle has been slightly modified as well. Interceptor 650 is now a single seater motorcycle. The seat is actually attached to the fuel tank and acts as a single unit. Once the seat and the fuel are removed, there are no other body panels on this motorcycle.
The rear subframe has been chopped off to reduce the length of the seat. The rear tyre is completely exposed and that completes the Cafe racer look of the motorcycle. The rear suspensions have been modified and stock twin exhaust system has been replaced for aftermarket units. It is not known whether any modifications have been made to the engine of the motorcycle. Overall, the motorcycle looks a lot more aggressive without loosing its classic look completely.