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Watch: Heavily-Modified Interceptor 650 is India’s Costliest Royal Enfield

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When the Royal Enfield 650 twins, the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650, were introduced in India, their shockingly low prices sent shockwaves throughout the industry. With a starting price of less than Rs 3 lakh, the Interceptor 650 became India’s most affordable twin-cylinder motorcycle. Its pricing undercuts even some motorcycles with sub-400cc twin-cylinder engines, demonstrating its brilliant pricing. However, this particular Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is not going to be cheap, as it claims to be the most expensive Royal Enfield in the country.

We’re talking about a heavily modified Interceptor 650 customised by Mean Green Customs in Mumbai, which costs nearly Rs 10 lakh with all modifications. It is now more expensive than the Triumph Speed Twin 900 and the Kawasaki Z900 at this price. However, this isn’t your typical Interceptor 650, as evidenced by its appearance. Mean Green Customs completely transformed this motorcycle with a unique café racer design that incorporates parts and components from other superbikes as well as custom-made parts and panels.

Starting with the front, Mean Green Customs outfitted this Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 with a Showa front suspension from a Ducati Panigale, which costs nearly Rs 1.2 lakh. The RCB levers and hydraulic clutch cost Rs 35,000, while the MotoGadget custom fully-digital instrument console costs Rs 75,000. The motorcycle’s engine block, headers, and exhaust pipes have been treated with high heat resistant paint, which costs around Rs 12,000. Rizoma supplied the handlebar grips, which cost Rs 10,000.

In terms of aesthetics, Mean Green Customs’ Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 has custom-made side body panels and a chopped-off café racer-style tail kit, which is also integrated with a neat-looking strip of the LED tail lamp. Other custom-made components include the clip-on handlebars and front fender, as well as an aftermarket LED headlamp. The motorcycle here gets a custom glossy grey paint job with some contrast yellow striping. Only the fuel tank differs from the stock motorcycle.

Mean Green Customs also installed a custom full exhaust system (Rs 45,0000), a brass chain kit (Rs 5,200), LED turn indicators from MotoGadget (Rs 14,000), and 17-inch custom golden-colored anodized aluminium spoke wheels on this Royal Enfield Interceptor 650. (Rs 52,000). Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa superbike tyres are also fitted, with a 150mm section at the front and a 180mm section at the rear. The total cost of the modification, including all of these parts and the costs of fabrication and labour, after-market ECU, remaps, and donor bike, was Rs 10 lakh.

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