The Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650, the 650 twins from Royal Enfield, were launched in India at shockingly low prices. In the industry, they sent shockwaves. As the most affordable twin-cylinder motorcycle in India, the Interceptor 650 starts at under Rs 3 lakh. As an example of how brilliant its pricing is, it beats motorcycles with engine sizes under 400cc, which gives a clear indication of how competitive its pricing is. Although it is the most expensive Royal Enfield currently on sale in the country, this particular Interceptor 650 won’t be light on your wallet.
Interceptor 650 Modified
The model we are referring to is an Interceptor 650 that has been heavily modified by Mean Green Customs, a Mumbai-based custom shop, and costs around Rs 10 lakh once all the modifications have been made. This motorcycle is now more expensive than the Triumph Speed Twin 900 and Kawasaki Z900 at this price point. This beast looks quite different from your regular Interceptor, which is apparent just by looking at it. This motorcycle has been transformed by Mean Green Customs into a café racer with parts and components sourced from other superbikes, along with custom-made parts and panels.
Taking a closer look at the front of the bike, Mean Green Customs has fitted this motorcycle with Showa front suspension from a Ducati Panigale, which costs almost Rs 1.2 lakh. A custom fully-digital instrument console from MotoGadget costs Rs 75,000, while levers and hydraulic clutches from RCB cost Rs 35,000. Heat-resistant paint is applied to this motorcycle’s engine block, headers, and exhaust pipes, which cost about Rs 12,000 each. The handlebar grips are sourced from Rizoma and have a price tag of Rs 10,000.
Aside from the custom-made side body panels, Mean Green Customs’ Interceptor has a café racer-style tail kit, which also integrates a neat-looking strip of LED tail lighting. It is also equipped with custom-made components such as clip-on handlebars, a front fender, as well as an aftermarket LED headlamp that is built to order. Custom glossy gray paint with contrast yellow striping covers the motorcycle here. Compared with the stock motorcycle, only the fuel tank is similar.
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Additionally, Mean Green Customs prepared this motorcycle with a custom exhaust system (Rs 45,0000), a brass chain kit (Rs 5,200), and MotoGadget LED turn indicators (Rs 14,000), and a custom 17-inch golden-colored anodized aluminium spoke wheel (Rs 52,000). There are also Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa superbike tyres being installed on the bike – 150mm section at the front and 180mm section at the back. The modification cost approximately Rs 10 lakh, including fabrication, labor, after-market ECUs, remaps, and the donor bike.