Royal Enfield motorcycles are immensely popular among buyers both in India and around the world. There are numerous modification options available for these motorcycles, and many have been featured on our website. Classic and Bullet 350 motorcycles have been the most commonly modified, but recently, we have also come across some tastefully modified examples of Interceptor and Continental GT 650 motorcycles from around the world. In this article, we feature a custom-built Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 motorcycle from Neev Motorcycles, named “Soul Star.”
Before we dive into the motorcycle itself, let us give a brief description of Neev Motorcycles. They are a well-known custom bike building and modification workshop based in Delhi. They have completed several projects in the past, and the Soul Star is one of their most recent endeavors. The motorcycle, as mentioned above, is based on a Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 motorcycle, with everything except the engine being customized.
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The first thing that catches one’s eye on this motorcycle are the wheels. Neev Motorcycles designed the wheels in-house, and the beautiful CNC-machined wheels are built from a solid aluminum block. The 8-spoke wheels on the motorcycle have a design inspired by the renowned wheels engraved on the walls of the popular Konark Sun temple in Odisha. The motorcycle’s design is meant to depict history and spirituality, with all eight chakras engraved into the eight spokes of the wheels. The chain, disc brakes assembly, and front and rear fenders are now custom-made units, and the telescopic front suspension has been retained. The headlight is now an aftermarket LED unit, along with LED turn indicators. The entire motorcycle has been finished in a glossy black shade with golden or brass-colored pinstripes or inserts. Some of the motorcycle’s elements were custom-made in brass to achieve a classy look.
Both the front and rear have 18-inch wheels with disc brakes, and the dual-channel ABS is still offered with the motorcycle. Neev Motorcycles custom-made parts such as the fuel tank, front fork covers, seat, sump guard, body panels, full system exhaust, and triple tree. The triple tree is now wider, and the motorcycle’s chassis has also undergone modifications. The swingarm has been customized, as has the handlebar. Fuel caps, handle risers, wheel engravings, grips, foot controls, fender fittings, tank badge, and even the chain are all finished in brass, giving the motorcycle a much-needed classy look that complements the motorcycle’s theme. The blacked-out engine, along with the custom-made twin exhaust setup, looks extremely good on the bike.
The Interceptor is a roadster motorcycle, and Neev Motorcycles has neatly modified it into a single-seat bobber. The overall fit and finish of the motorcycle looks great, and it no longer resembles an Interceptor 650. The exact cost of this customisation is currently not available. The motorcycle is still powered by the same 648-cc, parallel-twin cylinder, engine that generates 47 Ps and 52 Nm of peak torque. Royal Enfield recently introduced blacked-out variants of 650 twin which are now available with alloy wheels, new colours and also new switch gear.
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