The 2021 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 came to us through a client that wanted a smaller displacement, more manageable "Revival Custom." The client didn't have a bike to use as a donor but had his sights set on a Honda CB350 as the platform. After discussing the pros and cons of a vintage custom, we decided that a modern custom would be the way to go for them. The idea is not to reinvent the wheel but to create a vintage-style cafe racer with the reliability and rideability of the 2021 Royal Enfield INT650.
The bike will have the subframe modified to a hoop design with integrated tail lights. The airbox will be removed, and the battery will be relocated. The stock plastic switchgear will be replaced with aluminum Revival Switches, and the stock hand controls will be replaced with Kustom Tech controls. To have the new momentary switches work with this modern fuel-injected bike, it will be getting a complete re-wire using a Motogadget M-unit in conjunction with the stock ECU and sensors. The stock gauge cluster will also be replaced with a Motogadget Motoscope Tiny. The bike will also be getting a performance upgrade - an 865cc big bore kit with a stage 1 camshaft, new custom stainless steel exhaust, new clutch, and a Power Commander to fuel it properly.
Update #2 Dec 20th, 2022
As you can see, we’re making great progress on the Royal Build.
The custom rear hoop has been integrated with Radiantz LED turn signals. We are currently building a custom wiring harness to go with the mo.Unit installation. Although a newer, fuel-injected bike is more challenging to re-wire than a carbureted bike, our mo.Unit wiring harness bundle makes the job much easier with everything you need complete your own pro-level install. If you’re thinking of installing a mo.Unit, we have plenty of tech articles to help you on your way.
The engine has been pulled and is getting prepped for the 850 big-bore kit. Watch Alan and Chris Davis talk about this build in Revival Daily #138. This build is featured at 3.26.