- Royal Enfield Interceptor 650-based scrambler unveiled in Latvia
- Will be limited to 10 units
- Priced at 9,380 Euros (approximately Rs 7.77 lakh)
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is like a blank canvas for motorcycle customisers who use it to embody their wildest imaginations related to modern classic machines. While we have seen several custom jobs executed with an Interceptor in the past, the recently unveiled scrambler commissioned by Royal Enfield Latvia is truly admirable.
The Interceptor MCH Scrambler you see in pictures is built by Moto Classic House (MCH) for Royal Enfield Latvia. Surprisingly, it is not a single-unit project but a batch of 10 units which has been put up on sale for buyers. The company has priced the bike at 9,380 Euros (approximately Rs 7.77 lakh) which is considerably more expensive than the standard model which retails at 6850 Euros (approximately Rs 5.67 lakh). In that case, what all does it get to justify that hefty premium?
The first thing that comes to notice is the high-set twin exhausts sourced from Zard, which is 12kgs lighter than the stock setup. As for the overall weight, although the Latvian website claims it to be lighter than the standard bike, the spec sheet shows 202kg which is the same as the base model. To make it a better off-roader, the company has also replaced the stock tyres by Michelin Anakee knobby rubbers. Other elements which complete its scrambler appeal are high-set motocross-style handlebar, headlamp guard, engine bash plate and a rear luggage rack.
The motorcycle is powered by the same 648cc, parallel-twin SOHC motor which churns out 47bhp and 52Nm. Although the power figures have remaining unchanged, the company claims to have integrated an ECU booster which should alter the power delivery. Furthermore, the cycle parts remain stock with a tubular double cradle frame, telescopic forks, dual shock absorbers and disc brakes at both ends.
Moto Classic House didn’t go all gung-ho while customizing this Interceptor 650-based scrambler which is actually a good thing as it retains the overall character of the bike. We recently speculated about Royal Enfield working on a new 650cc scrambler. If that turns out similar to the aforementioned MCH Scrambler, we believe it would be well received by the audience.