Royal Enfield is one of the popular brand in the country that is famous for it’s retro motorcycles. It is famous for its retro looking modern motorcycles. Royal Enfield a couple of years ago launched India’s most affordable twin cylinder motorcycle in the form of Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. It gained popularity among buyers in a very short span of time. It is also the most powerful motorcycle manufactured by the brand till date. There are many modified examples of the Interceptor and Continental GT in the country and we have featured couple of them on our website in the past. Here we have a modified Interceptor 650 that is probably the fastest interceptor in the country at the moment.
The video has been uploaded by Abhinav Bhatt on his youtube channel. The video starts by explaining the modifications made to the motorcycles. First modification done to the Interceptor was the front forks. The front forks were replaced with a Upside down fork from Bajaj Dominar for better handling at higher speeds. Other changes include, Powertronic piggyback ECU with custom map, SS Moto’s stainless steel exhaust, DNA airfilter with stage 2 plate.
The wheels have also been changed. The Interceptor now gets custom made aluminium rims imported from Taiwan. The sprocket also has been replaced to make the gearing shorter. It also gets a custom paint job of grey and black that gives it an attractive look. According to the video, the bike now has become 20 kgs lighter than a stock Interceptor and all the modifications have also helped it produce more power.
The bike on stock condition produced 36 Bhp in a Dyno test and after all the modification it produces 42.7 bhp which is an increase of 6.7 Bhp on a motorcycle that is lighter than the stock version. After all this, rider takes it for the 0-100 kmph run. The Interceptor touches the 100 kmph mark in just 5 seconds which is great more a motorcycle of this size.
The run continues and the motorcycle keeps on gaining and touched 120 Kmph mark at 6.8 seconds. It took only 10.4 seconds to reach 140 Kmph and finally at 29.3 seconds it hit 180 Kmph mark at 7,500 rpm and then the limiter interrupted and the bike couldn’t go any faster. It seemed like if the limiter had not kicked in the bike would have easily touched 200 kmph mark, which is commendable for a motorcycle in this segment. Meanwhile, Royal Enfield has just launched the BS6 trim of the Interceptor.