Royal Enfield has commissioned a custom Interceptor INT 650 that will take you back in time. This retro-classic take on the company’s middleweight motorcycle comes from France-based Baak Motocyclettes.
The custom vehicle was showcased at the 2019 Wheels and Waves Festival, and it’s one of the prettiest modified Interceptors that we have seen till now. Taking the retro-looks of the Interceptor INT 650 further back in time was not an easy task as it already features an old-school look. But several manhours at Baak Motocyclettes’ workshop ensured that the product final stands out from the crowd of modified bikes.
The modified motorcycle retains the spherical shape of the headlight along with the halogen internals for a retro look. The custom-built front fender replaces the stock unit. The revised cockpit brings a single-pod instrument console to the package while the low-set, wide handlebars tweak the ergonomics. The handle tilts towards the rider for a more comfortable riding stance. Switchgear and the rear-view mirrors come from aftermarket bin to enhance the retro looks of the Gallinella.
The fuel tank gets a dual-tone finish with Baak branding and white paint for the recesses. An identical theme is used on the custom-built side panels of the bike. The custom side panel gives it an almost flat track style bike’s look. The short rear fender houses an aftermarket taillamp while the number plate sits next to the left side spring of the shock absorber. The short exhaust pipes give it a compact and minimal look while enhancing its vocals.
The wheels and spokes have been given black paint while the tyres are wider than the stock units. The unique tread patterns look appealing.
The hardware specifications arre unaltered, and the custom Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 650 rides on conventional telescopic forks at the front and twin-sided springs at the back. The rear shock absorption setup is neatly hidden behind the new, wider side panels. Braking department features disc brakes on both wheels. The Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 650 comes with the safety net of dual-channel ABS.
The custom Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 650 looks achingly beautiful, to say the least, and an ideal tribute to the retro-bikes that sparked the admiration for motorcycles in many of us petrol-heads.