Royal Enfield launched their two 650-cc twin cylinder motorcycles in the Indian market last year and within a short period of time both Continental GT 650 and the Interceptor 650 became popular among buyers. Just like any other Royal Enfield motorcycles, both Continental 650 and Interceptor 650 became popular with modifiers and custom houses across the country. In such a short period of time, there are numerous examples of modified 650-twins in India and around the world. Here we have one such Interceptor 650 motorcycle that has been tastefully modified by Grid7 customs from Kerala.
The video is uploaded by Grid7 Customs on their Youtube channel. Grid7 customs is a well known name among car modifiers and this was one of their inhouse project. The Interceptor in the video looks pretty neat in terms of the modifications. Starting with the headlights. The stock headlight unit is replaced with an aftermarket LED headlights. Moving further, you’ll notice that the instrument cluster is missing and there is just the handle bar with bar-end mirrors on them.
The instrument cluster is now placed on the left side of the tank and the tank itself gets a grey paint job with orange stripes on it. Chrome on the engine portion has been replaced with a gloss black paint job. This Interceptor gets a custom made flat seat that adds charm to the motorcycle. Other major changes made to the motorcycle is the exhaust. It is installed with Grid7 performance exhaust system which is pretty loud and it can be heard in the video as well. The tail lights has also been changed and it now sits right behind the seat.
The indicators used in this bike are from Harley Davidson motorcycles. The tyres get an upgrade too. It now runs on 130/70-18 inch Pirelli at the front and 170/60-18 inch Shinko at the rear. All in all the Interceptor 650 modified by Grid7 looks like a job well done.Grid7 has not made any changes to the engine of the Interceptor. The bike draws its power from a new 647 cc, fuel-injected, oil and air cooled, parallel twin-cylinder engine producing a maximum of 47 Bhp and 52 Nm of torque. This engine is known for its smooth operation and excellent refinement. It’s not hard to cruise at 120 Kph due to this engine’s refinement. The gearbox is a 6 speed unit, and has positive shifting action. It gets a slipper clutch as standard, and this makes the bike a lot more controllable.