Thursday, February 9

Royal Enfield Interceptor MCH scrambler. Limited to 10 units

The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is more popular in the international markets than it is here in India, especially in European countries. One such country in Europe is Latvia, where the RE dealer is currently offering a custom-made version of the Interceptor at a € 2530.00 premium over the bike’s standard price.

The ‘Royal Enfield Interceptor MCH Scrambler’ is built by Moto Classic House – the Royal Enfield dealership in Latvia, and has been equipped with genuine Royal Enfield accessories.

The bike gets an official exhaust system from Zard. The scrambler exhaust makes the bike look exclusive and also reduces the weight by a massive 12 kg. That’s not all, the bike also produces more power with a new ECU booster. The handlebar has been updated too. It now gets a motocross-style handlebar that changes the seating posture of the rider and makes the bike more aggressive too.

For safety, Moto Classic House put a minimalist skid plate between the front fork tubes, a must-have add-on if you’re planning to bash your bike through bumpy terrain. A low-profile wire headlight guard provides protection from flying roost on the trails, and a small flyscreen cuts a bit of wind without looking obtrusive. 

The scrambler gets a small luggage rack as well, and a set of proper Michelin Anakee knobby tires. Not that you’ll be wanting to push this thing hard in the dirt, though; the Latvian Royal Enfield website doesn’t mention any suspension upgrades, and the rear shocks appear to be OEM equipment. 

With the updated ECU, the bike produces more power than the stock but the updated specs have not been dyno tested, which is why Royal Enfield Latvia has not mentioned it. In the stock condition, the Interceptor produces a maximum power of 47.65 PS at 7,100 rpm and peak torque of 52 Nm at 4,000 rpm. With the modifications, the bike has also become much lighter than the stock, which ensures a better acceleration, performance and high speed too.

The Royal Enfield Interceptor MCH appears to only be available in Latvia for now, but if it’s a sales success there, maybe we’ll see something similar sold around the rest of the world. 

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