After market accessories for the Royal Enfield twins have begun rolling in. One of the most popular modification on almost all Royal Enfield motorcycles is the exhaust change – to a louder, aftermarket unit. Even the Royal Engield 650 twins are seeing a similar pattern, with many owners opting to change the stock exhausts to louder, after market units. Red Rooster Performance (RRP) is one such aftermarket exhaust maker in India, and here’s a review video of a Royal enfield Interceptor 650 fitted with aftermarket Red Rooster exhausts.
Idler Experiments is the Youtube channel that has put out this video, and the Youtuber lists out the main benefits of the Red Rooster Exhaust. In the video, he talks about how much more lighter the RRP exhaust is compared to the stock unit but does not mention the exact quantum of weight reduction. Also, the price of the exhausts aren’t mentioned. Expect to pay between Rs. 15,000-20,000 for the full set though.
It won’t be inaccurate to say that the weight reduction is substantial as the Youtuber goes on to talk about the bike actually feeling lighter after the exhaust change. The other key benefit of course, is a much better exhaust note.
The Youtuber also talks about crisper pick-up after the exhaust swap, but also mentions that this could be a psychological feeling. Red Rooster Performance is yet to release a dyno chart showing any power or torque boost after installation of their aftermarket exhaust. It’s likely that there will be a mild power and torque boost on both the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 with free flow after market exhausts. The aftermarket exhaust from Red Rooster comes with a DB killer, which means that the user can make it more silent if necessary. But even with a DB killer on, the exhaust is louder than the stock unit.
Meanwhile, here is another Youtube video, courtesy MadrasiVlogs, which shows whether the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 becomes more vibey with the Red Rooster aftermarket exhausts.
As the video indicates, there seems to be no significant change in vibration levels post the installation of the aftermarket exhausts. The water glass test on the tank shows that the water glass does not slide off or show major movement even when the motorcycle is revved up, and this is a good thing as aftermarket exhausts sometimes increase vibration levels. So for now, the Red Rooster Exhaust seems a good fit for the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT 650 are among the least priced twin cylinder motors on offer in India. Prices of the Interceptor start from Rs. 2.34 lakhs and those of the Continental GT 650 start from Rs. 2.49 lakhs. Deliveries are on at Royal Enfield dealers across India, and the company is planning to double production from March 2019 thanks to the high demand.