The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Twin — aka the INT650 — is a modern roadster inspired by the original British-built Royal Enfield Interceptors of the 1960s, quite popular in the USA. Introduced in 2018, the new Interceptor draws heavily on that 60s design heritage, featuring a 47-hp air/oil-cooled parallel twin, tubular cradle frame, and teardrop tank with traditional badges. The Interceptor is the roadster version, while the Continental GT is the factory cafe racer.
Enter the good folks at 11ROCKERs GARAGE of Chiang Rai, Thailand. Founded in 2014, it’s both a garage and club, where they help people express their identity through customization. The bike you see here started as a bone-stock 2019 Interceptor 650, but what the customer really wanted was a street scrambler / tracker type of build. The result is the “Scram 650,” which is the burliest Interceptor we’ve seen so far, sure to turn heads in Thailand and beyond.
Below, we get the full story on the build!
Interceptor 650 Scrambler: Builder Interview
• Please tell us a bit about yourself, your history with motorcycles, and your workshop.
I grew up with motorcycles when I was a child. My father liked to ride, and I absorbed this love as I grew up. But I didn’t want to ride motorcycles like his. When I customize a motorcycle, I have so much fun — I’m happy — and I wanted to share the fun with other people, so I opened a workshop in 2014.
• What’s the make, model, and year of the bike?
2019 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650.
• Why was this bike built?
It’s a project that a customer wanted to do.
• What was the design concept and what influenced the build?
Beginning with the customer, who likes custom motorcycles in the form of scramblers that no one else makes, we changed the front fender, headlights, seat, and accessories all over the motorcycle to parts that aren’t sold on this bike. To fit on this motorcycle for a beautiful appearance.
• What custom work was done to the bike?
– Mask set + 5.5” LED headlight
– Rear fender set + LED rear light
– Made a new tail frame for welding in 2k colors + mudguard mounting points + cushion mounting points
– Upholstered a new seat, fiberglass frame
– Short front mudguard + new mudguard handle
– Fat handlebar
– Fatbar doll
– LED turn signal lights at the end of the handlebars
– Rear turn signal lights + moving legs for rear turn signals
– Moved the speedometer down beside the fuel tank
– Biltwell Torker Grips
– Skid plate
– Card oil cooler
– Diablo accessories cover set
– Handbrake – Clutch composed by Diablo
– Clutch cable RE650
– Move the key RE650
– Tank side sticker RE650
– Wheel set + tires 19/17
• Does the bike have a nickname?
• How would you classify this bike?
Scrambler / tracker.
• Was there anything done during this build that you are particularly proud of?
We see the overall look and build of this motorcycle as something that we are proud of.