- Built in association with UK-based Bikerbnb
- Equipped with a host of adventure-centric components
- Gets Ohlins suspension and Brembo brakes
Royal Enfield’s stall at the 2022 EICMA had more visual treats on offer, other than the Super Meteor 650. Interestingly, the company also showcased a custom scrambler based on the Interceptor 650 developed in association with Bikerbnb which is a UK-based lodging company meant for motorcyclists.
Unlike most of Royal Enfield’s custom bikes, this is not just eye candy but something that means business. The Chennai-based bike maker has bestowed it with a lot of off-road-centric components like a 19-17-inch wire-spoke wheel combination shod with Pirelli Rally STR block-pattern tyres. What’s more, it gets premium Ohlins suspension comprising USD forks and dual springs while brakes have been sourced from Brembo.
Other major changes are on the chassis components under the guidance of the boffins from Harris Performance. These tweaks include an increased rake with a custom offset headstock bearing and some revisions to reduce the trail. Moreover, the position of the fuel tank has also changed to make it closer to the rider and the stock handlebar has made way for a taller ProTaper EVO flat track-style handlebar. Strangely, the windscreen used on these scramblers is visibly the same unit seen on the stock Himalayan.
The list of after-market components doesn’t end here though. Royal Enfield has also made these custom Scramblers more feature-loaded than the Interceptor by incorporating a Motogadget instrument cluster, keyless On/Off system, Koso Thunderbolt LED headlight, and new raised fenders.
With this motorcycle, Royal Enfield has surely increased the excitement for the upcoming 650cc scrambler which has been spied on multiple occasions. This motorcycle gives a preview of sorts of what can we expect from the production scrambler which is still some time away.