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Royal Enfield 'Sabre' Breaks Land Speed Report At Lake Gairdner, Australia

The Mid Life Cycles Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Salt Racer has smashed the class record at the annual Speed Week run at Lake Gairdner, South Australia. Ridden by first-time salt racer Charlie Hallam, the Interceptor 650 Twin nicknamed 'SABRE' broke the four-year-old class record on each of its runs, leaving the new mark at 132.050 MPH or 212.514 km/h.

The Interceptor 650 was entered in Class M-F 650, for 650cc un-streamlined motorcycles running commercial unleaded fuel. The old record of 119.961 MPH was set at Lake Gairdner in 2016. Charlie Hallam broke the record on Day One of Speed Week (Monday 8 March 2021), with his first run at 121.782 MPH. He backed that up with a 123.601 MPH pass, for a provisional record of 122.691 MPH.


Whilst the former report had already been broken, Hallam took the bicycle out for yet another run on the afternoon of Working day 2, clocking 209.810 kmph, with the back run carried out the following early morning. Regardless of the stormy weather, the bike touched a maximum velocity of 215.296 kmph, and consequently, the average speed and the new land speed history for the course was established at 212.514 kmph.

The Mid Lifetime Cycles Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Salt Racer, affectionately known as “Sabre”, was constructed by HRA Geelong and Hallam Cycle Will work. The motorcycle is a 2019 RE Interceptor 650, with the body, motor, and other pieces modified as per the specs of Course M-F 650. Alterations have been designed to the cylinder head, valves, consumption manifold, throttle entire body, conrods, crankshaft, and gearbox.


The engine also uses new cast pistons and a new camshaft, though the counter-balancer has been eradicated. Mid Everyday living Cycles has developed this motor to exam their general performance components and mods. Other improvements to the motorbike incorporate lighter alloy wheels, Pirelli Diablo Slicks (front and rear), a longer period swingarm, custom front and rear sprockets, and Öhlins suspension. The motorbike ran on 98 RON gasoline, mixed with additives, during the velocity operates. The “Sabre” was created by Mid Lifetime Cycles for Busted Knuckles Establish-Off in 2019, and it perfectly showcases the abilities of Royal Enfield’s 650 Twin platform.