Malle injects the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 with adventure steroids
Luggage manufacturer Malle toughens up the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, readies it for adventure riding.
Royal Enfield may not exactly be a ride-the-world bike, but thanks to luggage experts Malle, the Interceptor 650 is now better prepared for when the going gets tough. Malle creates two custom Royal Enfield machines that will take part in the 5-day Great Malle Rally. This competition comprises multiple stages on both UK roads and trails, and sums a rather hefty 1250 miles (2011 km).
Since the Great Malle Rally also has some off-road special stages, Malle decided to take two RE Interceptors to the next level. The engine remained untouched and the single overhead mill delivers 47 hp @ 7250 rpm and a peak torque of 52 Nm @ 5250 revs per minute. However, the stock exhausts are ditched in favor of two British Custom reverse cone slip-ons. The same company supplies the flat track bars and rally-raid pegs.
The gas-charged rear suspensions come from WP, the same maker who delivers the new fork. Harris Performance adds the custom yoke, bash plate and steel crashbars. This Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is shod with Heidenau K60 tires and the headlights are two beefy PIAA projectors.
Malle supplies waxed canvas saddlebags, tail bag and tank bag. These custom Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 machines also boast special graphics depicting some of the key areas of the rally. One bike has a relief map of Bealach na Ba in Scotland and the other shows off the Hardknott Pass in the Lake District.
These machines will be ridden by a mechanic offering tech support for the rally, while the other has the lucky winner of a competition for the last entry in this race. So far, the adv-ized Royal Enfield Interceptor 650s are the only two machines, but we might just get to see them turning into a special edition production model as this bike is selling quite well in the UK.
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