RE Interceptor 650 has been subtly customised into a cafe racer with modified exhaust and seat among other changes
RE 650 Twins have been a huge hit in the domestic market as well as in the International market and the customisation firms are making the most of them. Just as the entry-level RE motorcycles, the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 are susceptible to high personalisation levels. The modifiers are well aware of that and they are bringing in their wild creations to lure in potential buyers.
The customised Interceptor 650 showed here caught our attention due to many reasons and chief among them is the ability to be not too lavish and the groundwork put into developing the custom motorcycle. Glance over the whole machine, you will able to spot the telling differences without much hassle.
The front end features LED headlamp whose shape remains unaltered while the conventional 41 mm front telescopic fork with 110 mm travel has been replaced by more expensive upside-down forks. The flat seat is ditched in favour of a thoroughly new quilted setup aiding in better comfort for the rider as well as pillion.
More importantly, it renders a cafe racer stance to the Interceptor 650 built on twin cradle tubular steel frame. The front portion has shortened fender finished in black colour and the rear end has received noticeable revisions. The tail lamp has been removed to enable a certain unhinged overall appearance. Additionally, the LED tail lamp and turn signals have been customised with a sleek finish.
The prominent dual exhaust pipes on the regular model are replaced by a new unit and we do not know if will give a performance advantage. The split handlebar setup goes in line with the cafe racer theme. The Orange Crush paint job has been left unmodded and thanks to the absence of funky decals, the customised Interceptor 650 has a legit cafe racer demeanour on its own.
The twin-pod instrument cluster is just the same as before and the rear view mirrors have been discarded as well. The stock Interceptor 650 is powered by an air/oil-cooled parallel-twin four-stroke fuel-injected SOHC engine producing 47 horsepower at 7,250 rpm and 52 Nm of peak torque at 5,250 rpm. It is mated to a six-speed transmission with slip-assist clutch as standard.