The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 was recently modified by the French creative workshop of components and vehicles, BAAK, and from the looks of it, the motorcycle resembles an actual vintage motorcycle that was well-known in the 1950s. When displaying the motorcycle at the Wheels & Waves Festival in Biarritz in 2019, the custom builders gave it the name Gallinella.
For this customised Interceptor 650 project, Royal Enfield and BAAK collaborated formally. The Gallinella was specifically created with handcrafted body panels that demand extreme labour to achieve this level of beauty.
The motorcycle has an aluminium bathtub rear fairing that was added by BAAK’s designers to give the Interceptor variant a unique appearance. The motorcycle’s retro appearance is further accentuated by its circular headlight and overall red and white colour scheme.
The dual-pod instrument cluster of the stock motorcycle has been replaced by a single-pod analogue-digital instrument dashboard that is built into the top of the headlight.
The customised motorcycle comes with a stainless steel front fender, and the fork gaiters were also constructed of leather to add to the classic charm. A more compact and lightweight exhaust system made of aluminium has also been installed in place of the factory exhaust system.
The Gallinella’s single-piece tubular handlebar assembly, installed by the designers, gives it a pleasant riding position. A single-pod tail light installed at the back of the single-piece saddle covered in leather highlights the motorcycle’s vintage appeal.
The mechanical components of the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 have not been altered, only their appearance. The same 648cc parallel-twin engine that powers the Gallinella produces 52Nm of peak torque and 47HP of maximum power. The 6-speed gearbox is still connected to the engine.