Royal Enfield recently added nine new colours to its current line-up, but that’s of course no way to ignore the hard work that goes behind making custom motorcycles. In fact if you’re looking for individuality, it’s always going to be the custom ones that will fully serve the purpose. Here are a few nice examples:
Roger by Mean Green Customs is one of the simpler looking mods out there. The bare-bones design, dual-tone paintjob, a wide two-piece handlebar, and lack of side panels add character to the bike.
Another single seater, the Atom by Bombay Custom Works is based on a Bullet 500. While Roger is all about simplicity, the Atom is simple but is more bobber-like. BCW’s attention to detail is as good as it gets, and the Atom is a good example of that.
Brat-style Cafe Racer
Royal Enfields aren’t modern, by any means. However, the guys at Bull City Customs have successfully added a modern touch to the cafe racer. Far from how an original cafe racer looks, the one here appears to have a longer wheelbase and is running a custom swingram and parts from the KTM bin. A pair dual headlamps and a pannier bag complete the look.
Royal Enfield Bulldog V-Twin
The Melbourne-based Carberry Motorcycles’ V-Twin ‘Bulldog’ is a masterpiece. Two RE cylinders (each bored to 535 cc each) now make about 50 hp in conjunction, while the frame has been extended to accommodate the new powerplant. The said example had done 25,000 km when Fuel Magazine featured it, and that was 2012.
Custom Bobber by OneOne Customs
Called Lady Luck, the bobber by OneOne Customs is an effort (a great one at that) to recreate the Enfield bobbers from 1950s. This hardtail bike uses girder forks up front, a pair of Metzeler tyres on 19-inch rims, a peanut tank off a Harley Davidson, and a hand shifter. The rake angle has been modified while the olive drab paintjob makes the bike look very cool, indeed.