The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is one of the most popular retro-inspired cruiser bikes in the country. The Interceptor 650 looks stunning, and its performance is also amazing. But as they say, nothing in this world is perfect, and that’s why the folks at this custom motorcycle shop decided to give this already amazing bike an extreme makeover and completely change it to make the best version of this already popular cruiser motorbike.
The modification of this particular Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 has been done by Neev Motorcycles, which is a custom bike building and modification shop in Delhi. The shop is known for producing some of the most beautiful, jaw-dropping motorcycles. This particular Interceptor 650 has been named “Katana” by the shop and its owner. The bike indeed looks just as killer as the Japanese samurai sword “Katana”.
From the pictures shared by Neev Motorcycles, it can be noted that they have changed a ton of parts on a stock Interceptor 650 and turned it into an amazing-looking machine. The exact list of modifications done on this bike has not been shared by the shop, but we can see that the bike has been given a new lower handle that now houses the rearview mirrors on the end. The bike has also been equipped with a new set of aftermarket headlights. Additionally, the instrument gauges have been moved from the handle to the right side of the front fork.
Both the front and rear wheels and tires have been changed to some extremely beefier-looking ones, and the wheels also have the “Katana” lettering on them. Moving on, the bike has been painted in a beautiful shade of yellow, and the majority of the bike has a high-gloss black finish, creating an amazing contrast. Furthermore, the bike has been fitted with a full custom straight pipe exhaust with an Akrapovic silencer, along with a custom seat and leather cover.
Underneath its elegant exterior lies a potent 648cc parallel-twin engine that delivers exhilarating performance. The air-cooled engine from the factory generates a healthy 52 Nm of torque, providing strong low-end grunt and effortless acceleration. This engine also produces a maximum of 47 bhp of power. The engine is coupled with a smooth-shifting six-speed gearbox, offering a responsive and engaging riding experience.
The Interceptor 650 also impresses with its excellent handling and stability. The robust double-cradle frame, paired with the well-tuned suspension setup, ensures a comfortable and controlled ride. The telescopic front forks and twin coil-over rear shocks offer a good balance between compliance and sportiness, soaking up bumps and undulations with ease.
Furthermore, the Interceptor 650 comes equipped with modern features such as dual-channel ABS for enhanced safety, a digital-analog instrument cluster for clear and concise information, and optional accessories like windshields and luggage panniers to enhance its touring capabilities.
In other Royal Enfield 650 twins news, the brand recently updated the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 motorcycles for the year 2023. Royal Enfield introduced new colors and some new features to the motorcycles. The price for the 2023 version of the Interceptor 650 now starts at Rs 3.03 lakh, ex-showroom, and the Continental GT 650 at Rs 3.19 lakh, ex-showroom.