Motorcycles have quickly evolved to wild forms. Sadly, budget restrictions of many enthusiasts do not let them get their hands of such insane products. Nonetheless, there are many who modify their loved 2-wheelers to replicate the design of some of the exotics. Here are ten such replica motorcycles from India and around the world.
Yamaha SZ-R – Ducati Panigale
This modification was done in the Philippines and is based on the 150cc commuter motorcycle, Yamaha SZ-R. All the body parts of the bike have been upgraded including the front fairing, tank and seat cowl. The modification also involves upgrading both the brakes to petal discs, which make it look even more realistic.
The Panigale 1099 based replica has one shortcoming, though. The skinny tyre on the replica gives away the fact that it is a replica. Apart from that, the underbelly exhaust with the exposed exhaust system and Ducati painted crankcase of the motorcycle makes it a perfect replica. The total spends to get this replica look is about Rs. 52,000.
KTM RC390 – KTM RC8
KTM has a pretty strong holding in India’s affordable motorcycle segment. The Austrian company offers exotic motorcycles in the premium segment like the well-known RC8. Indian custom motorcycle maker, Autologue has transformed a KTM RC 390 to exotic looking RC8 inspired motorcycle that they call RCX.
The motorcycle gets extremely well details features like vertically stacked projector lamps that have been sourced from KTM RC 390. The body panels have been fabricated from fibreglass and then mounted on the original mounts. To give it more juice, the engine gets ECU from Race Dynamics and a BMC air filter. The total cost of the body panels is Rs. 50,000 except the stickers.
Yamaha R15 – Yamaha R6
The Yamaha R series motorcycles are one of the most sought-after motorcycles around the world. Even though the R15 is the cheapest bike of the R-series available in the Indian subcontinent, the motorcycle does not get the same flair as the elder siblings, especially like the R6.
Here is an example of Yamaha R15 transformed into R6 in Vietnam. The R15 gets the front fairing similar to the R6 with same front fascia. The tank is kept stock, but the fairing sits perfectly on it, making it look flawless modification job.
Bajaj Pulsar 220 – Honda CBR Fireblade
Bajaj Pulsar 220 is a good looking motorcycle. The semi-fairing of the bike with projector lamps can make heads turn quickly. This particular example gets inspired from CBR 1000R Fireblade body work. The semi-faired Pulsar 220 gets full body fairing that has been painted with the Honda Racing Colours.
The chassis has been swapped with a delta box frame with the rear tail coming from Suzuki GSX 600. The upside down forks come from Yamaha R6, and the rear swing arm comes from Honda RVF 400 with mono shock coming from Ninja 250. The front brakes from Kawasaki ER6N. The only stock equipment that stays is the front and rear taillamps.
Bajaj Pulsar 200NS – Kawasaki Z1000
Bajaj Pulsar 200NS is a good looking naked motorcycle. Even though the bike gets to show off some naked styling, the motorcycle is nowhere near the Z1000 when it comes to styling. The last modification job replicates the looks of the Kawasaki’s flagship naked bike with minute detailing.
The headlamp housing has been swapped with Z1000’s inspired custom housing. The Pulsar looks muscular with bulged body panels, the motorcycle receives custom paint job to highlight the bulges even more. The handlebar has also been upgraded. The Pulsar 200NS alloy wheels are stock but the tyres have been upgraded to a bulkier profile.