The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, one of the most popular motorcycles in its class, has been lent a minimalist makeover by Zeus Customs at the recent Bangkok International Motor Show. However, unlike most other customizations carried out on Royal Enfield bikes, this one was approved by the company itself and was displayed at its kiosk at the event along with the standard model of the Interceptor 650.
Royal Enfield motorcycles are fairly easy to customize because of their simple, no-frills design. Several modified Royal Enfield bikes have rolled out from customization shops over the years. The company introduced the Interceptor 650 twins in 2018 and it was only a matter of time before a customer modified it.
Zeus Customs carried out several changes to the look of the bike over its standard model. The sub-frame at the back is shorter, while the custom seat has been integrated into the slightly redesigned petrol tank, lending the bike a sleek look. Zeus has also moved the battery and air filter fitted beneath the seat in the standard Interceptor 650. The space is now vacant and looks much cleaner than the factory output version of the bike. The standard handlebar has been replaced with a sporty-looking unit with better ergonomics. There’s also a customised headlight, placed 5.5 inch lower than that in the standard version.
The customised Interceptor 650 has no changes in its powertrain. The bike is hauled by a parallel twin, 648cc motor which produces 47.6PS maximum power and 53Nm peak torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gear system with slipper clutch. The Zeus custom Interceptor 650 is supported by rubber gaiters in the front. The gas-charged shock absorber unit has been removed. It gets a shorter exhaust channel, lending a unique design to the vehicle. The tyres, sourced from Firestone, are fatter than in the standard model.