Royal Enfield is associated with modifications for a long time now. This is because their motorcycles are easier to work upon. Here, we have a Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 that has been tastefully modified by TNT Motors. The images are shared by them on their Instagram page.
The shop has worked extensively on making this motorcycle. It was originally a Royal Enfield Interceptor 650. It gets a different fuel tank now that has been hand-crafted. The Royal Enfield logo has been removed and replaced with a golden dragon. The fuel tank does look inspired by cafe racers and is finished in a dark metallic green colour.
Behind the fuel tank, there is a new sculpted seat that is also handcrafted. It has an up-swept design just like we have seen on cafe racers. The custom saddle is made up of leather. TNT Motors have removed the stock telescopic front forks and replaced them with Girdir forks that give an old-school vibe to the motorcycle. What adds to the old-schoolness of the motorcycle are the tyres.
The shop has also re-positioned the battery. We cannot see the battery in the pictures so we are not sure where it is now placed. There is a new LED headlamp in the front that replaces the stock halogen headlamp. The handlebar now gets a set of bar-end mirrors. There is also a new circular LED tail lamp.
The headers are the same as the stock motorcycle but the exhausts have been replaced with shorter ones. The engine, exhausts and headers are now finished in all-black instead of chrome. Overall, the motorcycle does look very attractive and old-school.
Royal Enfield 650 Twins
Royal Enfield has the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 in their line-up. Both of them have the same chassis that is designed by Harris Performance. The difference between the motorcycles is only the design. The Interceptor 650 looks like a retro roadster whereas the Continental GT 650 is a cafe racer. Also, the GT has rear set foot pegs and clip-on handlebars for a more aggressive riding position.
Both the motorcycles use the same 648 cc, fuel-injected, four-stroke, parallel-twin motor that is air-oil cooled. It produces 47 hp of max power at 7,150 rpm and a peak torque output of 52 Nm at 5,250 rpm. It comes paired with a 6-speed gearbox which gets a slip and assist clutch. The engine gets a 270-degree crank for a deep rumbling sound. Moreover, Royal Enfield says that 80 percent of torque is available as low as 2,500 rpm. The engine is known for its smoothness and torquey delivery.
The prices of the Interceptor 650 starts from Rs. 2.86 lakhs and goes up to Rs. 3.15 lakhs. The Continental GT 650 starts from Rs. 3.06 lakhs and goes up to Rs. 3.32 lakhs. All the prices are ex-showroom.
Royal Enfield to launch Hunter 350 in August
Royal Enfield will launch the Hunter 350 in August this year. It is supposed to be the most affordable motorcycle in the line-up. It will be based on the J-platform that is already being used on the Meteor 350 and the Classic Reborn. The engine will also be the same but will be in a different state of a tune.