Royal Enfield’s 650 Twins have taken the custom scene by storm. With classic styling and easy customizability, the Continental GT 650 and the Interceptor 650 are über desirable for many classic riders and custom enthusiasts.
Now, if you don’t know about MK Customs, they are a brand based in India that has an affinity for making some interesting Royal Enfield custom bikes. It doesn’t stop there as the brand also has parts for KTM and Triumph motorcycles and even Harley-Davidson.
MK Customs showcased its new fairing kit on its YouTube channel. The installation process required no cutting and just the standard bolts and anchor points on the frame. The only downside is that the clip-on handlebars have to be made lower to accommodate the kit’s clearances, but other than that, the installation process is quite seamless and the result is undeniably gorgeous. For the Continental GT 650, specifically, a 25 mm handlebar kit is also included. Interceptor 650s can make do with their stock bars.
The more discerning and well-read of you will notice that the kit bears a slight resemblance to the Triumph Speed Triple RR, which also has a headlight cowling that marries the modern and the retro style to a tee. MK designs adopted a more neo-retro approach to its design.
On the note of its weight, the fairing kit weighs only 7 kg, which is plenty impressive consider that most fairing kits take up a big chunk of weight in the aftermarket. On top of the fairings, the kit will also include a 5.75-inch round headlight on top of the top fairing, side panels, and belly pan. The fairings are made from fiberglass-reinforced plastic, which explains the kit’s rather light weight.
As for pricing, the kit can be had for $454.85 USD according to MK Designs’ website, which translates to about P24,000. Given that fairing kits for more expensive bikes can cost well into the P100,000s, this kit is a relative bargain for what you’re getting. You can place an order for this kit, wait about three weeks, pay the shipping fee and install it on your Royal Enfield once it arrives in the country. It could very well be worth the wait if you’re a fan of retro race bike looks.