When the Royal Enfield 650 twins, the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650, got launched in India, they sent shockwaves around the industry with their shockingly low prices. With a starting price of sub-Rs 3 lakh, the Interceptor 650 became the most affordable twin-cylinder motorcycle in India. Its pricing undercuts even some of the motorcycles with sub-400cc twin-cylinder engines, proving how brilliant its pricing is. However, this particular example of Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is not going to be light on your pocket, as it claims to be the most expensive Royal Enfield currently in the country.
We are talking about the heavily-modified Interceptor 650 customized by Mean Green Customs from Mumbai, which costs almost Rs 10 lakh with all the modifications in place. At this price, it has become more expensive than the likes of Triumph Speed Twin 900 and Kawasaki Z900. However, this isn’t your regular Interceptor 650, and that is quite evident just by the way it looks. Mean Green Customs has completely transformed this motorcycle with a different café racer design which features parts and components sourced from other superbikes, apart from custom-made parts and panels.
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Starting with the front, this Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 prepared by Mean Green Customs gets a Showa front suspension from a Ducati Panigale, which costs almost Rs 1.2 lakh. The levers and hydraulic clutch sourced from RCB costs Rs 35,000, while the custom fully-digital instrument console from MotoGadget costs Rs 75,000. This engine block and headers and exhaust pipes of the motorcycle are treated with high heat resistant paint, which costs around Rs 12,000. The handlebar grips are sourced from Rizoma and cost Rs 10,000.
Coming to the other aesthetic parts, this Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 prepared by Mean Green Customs has custom-made side body panels and a chopped-off café racer-style tail kit, which also comes integrated with a neat-looking strip of the LED tail lamp. Other custom-made parts include the clip-on handlebars and front fender, with the motorcycle getting an after-market LED headlamp. The motorcycle here gets a custom glossy grey paint job, which has a contrast yellow striping job at places. Only the fuel tank here isn’t unchanged from the stock motorcycle.
Other costly components of this Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 prepared by Mean Green Customs include a custom full exhaust system (Rs 45,0000), brass chain kit (Rs 5,200), LED turn indicators from MotoGadget (Rs 14,000) and 17-inch custom golden-coloured anodized aluminium spoke wheels (Rs 52,000). It also gets a Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa superbike tyres – 150mm section at the front and 180mm section at the rear. Including all these parts and the costs of fabrication and labour, after-market ECU, remaps and donor bike, the costs of the modification shot up to Rs 10 lakh.