Royal Enfield is a very popular motorcycle brand in India and across the world. Classic 350 and Bullet is the most popular motorcycle sold by the brand. Royal Enfield recently launched a brand new cruiser motorcycle Meteor 350 which competes with the likes of Jawa and Honda H’Ness in the segment. Their Flagship models, Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 are also popular and like any other Royal Enfield motorcycles, number of modification options are available for them as well. Here we have a video that shows how a student converted his Royal Enfield Interceptor into a Cafe racer during the lockdown.
The video has been uploaded by King Indian on their youtube channel. The video starts by showing the bike and the vlogger talks about all the changes that have been made to the bike. The owner of the bike who is a student had made all these modifications on his own during the nationwide lockdown. Vlogger starts by showing the changes that are made to the bike.
Starting at the front, it gets a huge cowl at the front which is normally seen in cafe racer motorcycles. The headlights is a round unit but, the lights are now LEDs in it. Similarly, the stock turn indicators are also removed and are replaced with aftermarket units. Whole bike has been given a black paint job along with mustard yellow coloured pinstriping.
All chrome elements that were there on the bike have been completely blacked out, including the rims, spokes and engine. The stock handle bar has been removed for a clip on unit which gives the rider a more aggressive or riding position. Seat has also been modified and the the rear sub-frame has been chopped too. The rear tail light is an LED strip which is integrated inside the frame. Apart from all these changes, the stock exhaust pipes have been replaced for aftermarket units with throaty notes.
The student who had worked on this motorcycle can be heard saying on the video that this Interceptor is a project bike and he will be making many more changes to it, in the future. The work looks extremely professional and there is no doubt on the fact that, he has done a great job. Interceptor 650 is one of the most affordable twin cylinder motorcycle one can buy in India. It is powered by a 648-cc, parallel twin cylinder engine that generates a maximum of 47 Bhp and 52 Nm of torque.
Royal Enfield is working on a 650-cc cruiser which is expected to use the same engine. The cruiser has been spotted without camouflage, and the test motorcycle looks nearly production ready. Sometime next year, we expect Royal Enfield to put the 650cc cruiser into production. From factory stock alloy wheels to a dedicated ‘Tripper’ navigation unit with Bluetooth connectivity, the new Royal Enfield parallel twin cruiser is expected to have a range of features that will eventually make their way onto the Interceptor and Continental GT 650 twins.