Royal Enfield 650 Twins Don An Outlandish...
- May 27, 2019
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While we are whiling our time away waiting for the Royal Enfield 650 twins to finally hit showrooms, that hasn't stopped the Chennai-based manufacturer from showcasing three custom motorcycles - The Lock Stock, Rohini and The Interceptor, based on its twin-cylinder motorcycles at the seventh edition of the Wheels and Waves custom bike show in France.
While the Lock Stock and the Rohini are built upon the Continental GT 650, the Interceptor is based on, you guessed it, the Interceptor 650. Apart from the 865cc drag bike ‘Lock Stock’, which is build by RE themselves, the brand has collaborated with custom bikemakers Young Guns Speed Shop (Switzerland) and Old Empire Motorcycles (UK) to create the other two custom bikes, Rohini and The Interceptor.
1) The Lock Stock
As mentioned earlier, the Lock Stock is built by Royal Enfield themselves and is based on the upcoming Continental GT 650. Thanks to collaborations with S&S Cycles from the USA and Harris Performance from the UK, this custom drag bike packs an 865cc nitrous-injected engine, sourced from the Continental GT's 650cc engine. Oh, did we forget to mention that it also comes loaded with top-shelf underpinnings? This includes Ohlins USD forks, Brembo four-piston calipers and six-spoke alloy wheels.
The bike doesn't shy away from its cafe racer roots and features a low-slung design and lower fairing, coupled with a carbon-fibre tank cover. Completing the retro look is a cheeky 'Dazzle Camo' paint job, which takes a subtle dig at the manufacturer's tradition of camouflaging their prototypes.
Carbon fibre tank cover, lower fairings and headlamp surround
Dazzle Camo paint scheme done in-house by Pete Wycherley
Handcrafted Italian leather seat and chin pad made in-house
Sheet metal formed both in-house and by Harris Performance
Wiring loom custom made in-house
Brazed steel, rigid tail frame by Harris Performance
Wheelbase: 1570 mm
Forks: Ohlins RT, 50/54 mm (lowered)
Wheels: 6-Spoke Forged PVM 17 X 3.5 17 X 5.25
Tires: Shinko Hook Up 180/60 rear, 120/60 front
Brakes: Brembo Radial Master Cylinder, Single 320MM Front Disc, Brembo HPK radial caliper 220mm rear disc, Brembo Goldline rear caliper
Gearing: 17/40 (drag spec)
Base motor: Royal Enfield 650 Twin
Exhaust: Slash cut custom headers with straight pipes
S&S CNC Ported Cylinder Head
S&S High Flow Injector Kit
S&S Big Bore kit - bringing engine capacity to 865cc
S&S Forged Connecting Rod Kit
S&S Throttle body Kit - 38mm bodies & manifolds)
S&S Camshaft kit
S&S High Performance Clutch Kit
S&S Undercut Transmission
Translogic Intellishift quick shifter
Nitrous Express Nitrous Oxide System
Rear wheel horsepower with Stage 1 Nitrous: over 100PS @ 7,040 rpm
Torque: 113.6Nm @ 5,840 Rpm
Compression ratio: 12.4
2) Rohini by Young Guns Speed Shop
Based again on the Continental GT 650, the Rohini derives its name from India's space program and Rohini satellites. Custom bike builders Young Guns Speed Shop took a minimal approach with the motorcycle, retaining the same mechanical components.
The Rohini too opts for a cafe racer design, with a boxy tail section, flatter seat and a bulbous fairing at the front. To help finish the look, the bike maker has covered the bare aluminium bodywork with a reflective paint scheme.
Body: Hand formed aluminium
Chassis: Modified subframe; modified, lowered and shaved front end
Tyres: Michelin Racetech track/street tyres
Bars: Handmade dual bars
Controls: Integrated internal twist grip clutch and throttle
Modified yokes; Old Empire Oxblood leather foot controls and grips
Seat: Oxblood leather and Alcantara
Tank: Stock, with custom flush filler cap
Exhaust: Handmade big bore stainless steel
Brakes: Integrated front and rear linked system with fully adjustable proportioning valve
Electrics: Custom wiring loom with keyless ignition integrated into rider glove
Motor and accessories finish: Black Ceracote
Body finish: Black base with candy red paint
3) The Interceptor by Old Empire Motorcycles
As the name suggests, this custom build is based on the upcoming Interceptor 650. However, Old Empire Motorcycles seem to have taken the concept quite seriously and have stripped the motorcycle right down to its bare essentials. This clean look is further enhanced by hiding the wiring and internalizing the controls. This includes hiding the brake and clutch levers with internalised controls like twist-grip clutch and throttle. The front and rear brakes have been integrated with a fully adjustable proportioning valve.
Body: Hand fabricated fiberglass front fairing and monocoque seat / tail unit
Switches and tachometer: Motogadget.
Exhaust system: All hand fabricated, including silencer
Handlebar: By LSL
Paint job: Both standard and Razzle Dazzle effect by Pfeil design
Footrests: Tarrozzi with handmade brackets.
Rear shocks: Ohlins.
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