Royal Enfield showcases three new custom 650cc bikes
18th Jun 2018 4:19 pm
The bikes are based on the company’s new Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650.
Royal Enfield unveiled three custom motorcycles based on its yet-to-be-launched twin-cylinder platform. These bikes (Lock Stock, Rohini and Interceptor) were displayed at the seventh edition of the Wheels and Waves custom bike show in France. The Lock Stock and Rohini have used the Continental GT 650 as the platform, while the Interceptor – as the name suggests – has used the Interceptor 650 as its platform.
The Lock Stock is an 865cc drag bike – designed and developed by the brand itself. Royal Enfield has also collaborated for the first time with Young Guns Speed Shop, a custom house based in Switzerland for a custom bike Rohini. Meanwhile, Old Empire Motorcycles (based in the UK) has worked its magic on the Interceptor.
Here is a close look at the custom bike line-up:
1) Lock Stock – by Royal Enfield
First showcased at The Bike Shed in the United Kingdom, the Lock Stock features a long, low-slung design. The face of the motorcycle is formed by a neat-looking LED ring housed within what appears to be a carbon-fibre front screen. The front mudguard extends quite far forward and closely hugs the tyre. Two bulbous belly pan units are present on either side of the bike, and these house its large exhaust exits.
The bike also features major upgrades to the cycle parts including an upside-down fork from Öhlins and six-spoke alloy wheels. It also gets a single (but huge) disc brake at the front, being bitten by a four-piston Brembo calliper, while the rear gets a conventional-looking disc brake set-up. The engine is now 865cc but uses the 650cc motor as a base. It also features nitrous injection.
2) Rohini – by Young Guns Speed Shop
The Young Guns Speed Shop has taken the café racer approach to this build. The bike features a strange but interesting paint job that takes inspiration from India’s space program and the Rohini satellites. The bulbous café racer fairing, the flat seat and the boxy tail section give the motorcycle a retro appearance. The bike is finished in bare aluminium and has reflective paint on some of the body work.
3) The Interceptor – by Old Empire Motorcycles
Old Empire Motorcycles decided to take a different approach to their model. They took an interceptor 650 and took off all of the parts they found unnecessary. The bike features a deep metallic red paint job and a leather seat. This bike also has a lowered stance and a blacked-out motor, which make it look aggressive. Another nice touch is how the custom bike maker has hidden away the bike's wires and cables. This Interceptor also comes fitted with keyless ignition, replacing the metal key one would find on a regular Interceptor.