Do you own a 650 Twin and want a louder note from the stock exhaust pipes? Grab your cordless drill & watch this video...

I’ve been keeping an eye out for aftermarket pipes for the Interceptor and so far nothing has really caught my eye. I like the look of the stock pipes and I’ve decided for now that I am going to leave them on the bike. So, I thought I’d have a go at modifying these ones myself to get a slightly meatier note. It worked out and I’m pretty happy with the result and the cost – nothing. Here’s a really short video of what I did, a two-minute job. Remember though, this modification can’t be reversed… 

Jeff wanted a meatier exhaust note but also to retain the original pipes on his Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 650.

Jeff wanted a meatier exhaust note but also to retain the original pipes on his Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 650.

I’ve also fitted a DNA airfilter kit from Kenma Australia, which has made the intake note fantastic on the bike and improved throttle response. I’ll do a feature on that next week…



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Claimed power: 35kW [47hp]@7250rpm
Claimed torque: 52Nm [38ft-lbs]@5250rpm
Weight: 202kg wet
Fuel capacity: 13.7L

Engine: SOHC air-cooled 648cc parallel twin four-stroke, eight-valve, 78mm x 67.8mm bore x stroke, 9.5:1 compression, 270º firing order crankshaft, Bosch EMS/EFI
Gearbox: Six-speed constant mesh
Clutch: Wet multi-plate slipper clutch, cable actuation

Chassis: Frame: Double-cradle tuned tubular steel frame
Rake: 24°
Trail: 106mm

Suspension: 41mm forks, 110mm travel, twin shock, 88mm travel, rear preload adjustment

Brakes: 320mm stainless steel floating rotor (f), ABS, two-piston sliding ByBre (By Brembo) caliper, sintered pads, Bosch ABS, conventional master-cylinder, 240mm rotor (r), ByBre caliper.

Wheels & Tyres: 36 spoke alloy rim 2.50 x 18in, 36 spoke alloy rim 3.50 x 18in, Pirelli Phantom 100/90-18, 130/70-18.

Wheelbase: 1400mm
Seat height: 804mm
Ground clearance: 174mm
Overall width: 789mm
Overall Length: 2122mm
Overall height: 1165mm

Instruments: Dual clocks, tacho, speedo, dual trip, warning lights/fuel.
Electronics: Bosch Two-Channel ABS, Bosch EMS.


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