Royal Enfield is developing two new Scrambler motorcycles, a 450 cc and a 650 cc. However, these two motorcycles won’t be launching anytime soon. As a result, many people have started converting their current Interceptor 650s into scramblers. Yes, they are not hardcore scramblers, but heavily modified to look like scramblers. This is a custom built motorcycle from Neev Motorcycles.
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The build was named “Katana” and it was based on the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650. In addition to the cosmetic changes, the shop also made some mechanical changes to the motorcycle, and they also made some custom parts, which were handcrafted and CNC cut.
The Katana now uses inverted forks at the front and dual gas shocks at the rear. The stock Interceptor 650 has telescopic forks up front. As of now, only the Super Meteor 650 comes with a USD fork from the factory. Front braking hardware has been upgraded to four-piston calipers, while the rear assembly remains the same.
The wheels and tires are also new. The shop fitted the motorcycle with alloy wheels with wheel guards and tires size 170-60 R17 front and rear. They are all tubeless tires. There is a custom paint job in yellow and black. Some aftermarket accessories were installed, such as LED headlights, tail lights and turn indicators, exhaust mufflers, handles, mirrors and tire cuffs.
Then there are custom handcrafted parts. The shop customized the fenders, side panels, exhaust system, guards, wheel housings, tailgate, seats with bolt-on backrests, license plate assembly and sump guard. Components such as the triple tree and handlebars are CNC cut. The instrument cluster is now repositioned as well.
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Other than a new exhaust, there are no changes to the engine. It’s the same 648 cc air-oil cooled unit that produces 48 bhp and 52 Nm. It is mated to a 6-speed transmission with slipper and assist clutch.
First published date: June 8, 2023 at 12:25pm CST