This owner of a Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 has done modifications which cost around Rs 3 Lakhs! For that price, you can buy a new one.
Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT 650 are one of the most popular motorcycles under Rs 3 Lakhs now. With their old school charm, a 650cc twin-cylinder engine and decent cruising capability, both of them are very practical and VFM. The Interceptor is a roadster with upright stance, while the GT is a cafe racer with a racing stance.
This owner bought a new Royal Enfield Interceptor and thought of making modifications to it. This bike has costed the owner nearly Rs 6 Lakhs, that double the cost of a new one. That’s because it gets modifications worth Rs 3 Lakhs done onboard. This video explains all the mods done and their respective prices.
Talking about the cosmetic upgrades, it gets shorter front fender and none at the back. The tyres have been upgraded to Pirelli MT 60 RS at the front and Metzeler tyres at the rear. Further, there are golden callipers at both ends, new headlamps, an engine bash plate and a new instrument cluster as well.
Mechanical changes include the addition of upside-down forks which alone costs Rs 61,000. Then the original handlebar has been replaced by a shorter one which will give the rider a more focused riding position. Even the sprocket setup has been changed to get synchronized with better performance.
The engine has been retweaked with an ECU upgrade and custom air filters. The engine modifications make the bike offer 8 BHP more than original. Its 650cc engine now offers 55 BHP, instead of 47 BHP. The torque generation remains the same at a peak of 52 Nm and comes paired with a 6-speed gearbox.
The owner has spent more than 1.5 years on this project and is now very close to completion. We are not sure if this bike is road legal because of the drag exhaust and its heavy noise. However, it can be kept as a show bike and needless to say, might be one of the best looking Continental GT 650s till date.