Rumors surrounding the Royal Enfield Scrambler have been floating around for quite some time now. While we still wait for an official announcement from Royal Enfield or for some concrete information to flow in, Royal Enfield’s Latvia division has rolled out a special-edition scrambler based on the Interceptor 650. It is going to be limited in numbers as only 10 units of this custom Scrambler are being built. It doesn’t look too wild and radical and takes the subtle road instead. It works in its favor though as it looks like how a production version of RE Scrambler would look.
More details of the limited-edition Scrambler:
This Royal Enfield Interceptor Scrambler is built by Moto Classic House and they gave a subtle overhaul to the retro cruiser in order to transform it into a Scrambler. One of the most recognizable design traits of Scramblers is the high-mounted exhaust system. In this MCH Scrambler too, the dual high-mounted exhausts are prominently visible. Built by Zard, it is claimed that the new exhaust system has brought the weight down by around 11 kilos. They have also fiddled around with the ECU to hit the right optimization of the airflow with the new exhaust.
For added protection on tough terrains, MCH has thrown in some custom parts including a minimalist skid plate between the front tubes, a low-profile wire headlight guard and a small flyscreen.
Scramblers look incomplete without dual-purpose tires because they add that much-needed ruggedness to the overall appeal, apart from proving to be a boon off the road. The folks over at MCH have gone with a set of proper Michelin Anakee knobby tires. These knobby tires will surely tempt you to go hard and rough on the trails but we suggest otherwise because there’s no word regarding any suspension upgrade to take the hard beating. The suspension setup seems to be in stock form and that translates to the fact that it isn’t a true blue off-roader and is good for some mild off-roading only.
We have seen many examples of Royal Enfield dealerships coming up with their own custom motorcycles. We hope that the parent company decides to build something like this and then send it into mass-production.