A Royal Enfield Interceptor that has been altered to Resemble a Yamaha RD350 [Video]

The RD350 is at the top of the list of famous motorcycles that India has seen over the years. One of the most widely marketed models in the nation was this two-stroke cycle, which people are currently rebuilding to satisfy their nostalgia. As of right now, the majority of these restorations are based on original RD 350s. But lately, a Karnataka store took an unusual step. They have used a new Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 as the basis for their homage to the venerable Yamaha RD350.

Converted from Royal Enfield Interceptor to Yamaha RD350

The owner of this incredibly rare motorcycle is Bossyamakaze on Instagram, who shared the footage. The Karnataka-based shop has accomplished something very unique: they customised a brand-new Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 motorcycle by adding a body modification that was inspired by the legendary Yamaha RD350.

The company has documented the process of transforming this motorcycle in the behind-the-scenes films of this custom build. New chrome front and rear fenders, an RD350-inspired handlebar, a single-piece seat, new chrome mirrors, and a whole new paint job have all been added to the bike. To provide some intrigue, the bike’s fuel tank and airbox covers are badged with 650 and Interceptor instead of Yamaha RD350.

The distinctive bike’s exhaust noise

A video of the bike’s updated exhaust note has also been released by the store. The shop has fitted this bike with a brand-new set of dual exhaust to give it a sound more akin to the legendary Yamaha RD350. The bike has a distinct two-stroke sound that may be heard when it is riding or when it is at idle. It could be difficult for people who are unfamiliar with this bike to identify it as a Royal Enfield Interceptor 650.

Yamaha RD-350

As previously said, the Yamaha Rajdoot 350 was one of the most famous motorcycles of its time when it was introduced in 1973. Under the Rajdoot 350 brand, this motorbike was put together in India by Escorts group between 1983 and 1990. The Rajdoot 350 was offered by the firm in India in two different models: a High Torque and a Low Torque.

The ‘Low Torque’ model produced just 27 horsepower, whereas the ‘High Torque’ version produced 30.5 horsepower. The engine was detuned for improved fuel economy, which resulted in a decreased power output. By the time manufacturing of the bike came to an end in 1990, almost all of its parts were obtained from India; very few were Japanese.

A major lover of the Yamaha RD350 is MS Dhoni.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the renowned Indian cricket player, has a deep admiration for the Yamaha RD350. He has a collection that includes multiple RD350s. Most recently, he treated himself to a bespoke RD350 repaired by Chandigarh-based “Blue Smoke Customs.”

With a unique British green paint job covering the fuel tank, side body panels, headlight cowl, and the upper part of the front telescopic forks, Dhoni’s recently rebuilt Yamaha RD350 is quite noticeable. In addition, it has twin exhaust pipes, round amber turn signal housings, chrome-finished front and rear fenders, and a tubular pillion grab rail.

Dhoni was spotted starting his second Yamaha RD350 at his farmhouse in a different video that was uploaded on the internet. In addition to the RD350s, Dhoni owns a large collection of other two-stroke motorcycles, like as the Yamaha RX100, Suzuki Shogun, and vintage Norton, Jawa, and BSA models.

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