This rendering depicts a possible cafe racer within the standard Continental GT 650 courtesy of the classic kit
Royal Enfield’s 650 Twins have got off to a great start in the Indian market and in their first month, 325 units were retailed. The sales numbers are expected to further increase in the coming months, as the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 are receiving good bookings across the country. Moreover, they appear destined to eat into the selling figures of premium rivals from Harley-Davidson, Triumph and Kawasaki.
Part of the 650 pair’s success is not just down to the aggressive pricing but the ability to customise them. We have already showcased the custom options that are available with the Continental GT 650 and as we decided to move up a step further, here’s a digital rendering with classic cafe racer stance. We must say it bode well on the 650 with the semi fairing and short seat with a cowl replicating a typical cafe racer.
The rendering closely matches the awe-inspiring Triumph Thruxton R with cafe racer kit and we will be glad if Royal Enfield can actually pull one like this either as a custom version of the existing motorcycle or a completely new variant. Do you want to see a classic cafe racer kit from RE to suit the Interceptor 650? Have your say below!
The regular Interceptor 650 is available in Orange Crush, Mark Three Black, Silver Spectre, Ravishing Red, Baker Express White & Red, and Glitter & Dust Chrome colour choices with prices starting from Rs. 2.50 lakh (ex-showroom). RE offers standard warranty of three years with roadside assistance and more than 40 different accessories are also provided with warranty.
The Interceptor 650 was recently crowned the 2019 Indian Motorcycle Of The Year and it sits on the double cradle steel tubular chassis developed by UK-based Harris Performance. It uses a 648 cc parallel twin cylinder air and oil cooled engine producing 47 bhp and 52 Nm, and is mated to a six-speed transmission with standard slip assist clutch.
Compared to the Continental GT 650, the Interceptor is more aligned towards touring and relaxed riding due to the existence of upright handlebar setup and less aggressive rider’s triangle. Other important features are dual channel ABS, 41 mm telescopic front forks, 18-inch wheels, etc.