Snapshot – Among the affordable yet classy motorcycles sold in India, the Royal Enfield range of bikes are open canvases. Infinitely customizable, what with their simple mechanicals and timeless appeal, Royal Enfield Bullets often find themselves being transformed into gorgeous looking custom motorcycles. In our multiple part series on Royal Enfield Custom Motorcycles, here are five Bullets that have been extensively, and tastefully customized.
Royal Enfield Bullet Bobber
Here’s an old school, pre-unit construction, 500cc pushrod engine equipped Royal Enfield Bullet that’s been given the bobber treatment. The motorcycle continues to have the gear shifter on the right side, and the foot operated neutral finder is retained. The interesting addition is the suicide style gear shifter, replete with the skeleton gear knob. The motorcycle features a beautifully done matte black paint job with glossy red elements to break the monotony. An upswept exhaust and a single leather seat finish off the custom job in style.
XLNC Customs’ Swagg
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XLNC Customs has come up with the Swagg, a custom motorcycle based on the Royal Enfield Electra 350. The Swagg uses a 350cc unit construction engine and retains some bits of the stock Electra’s frame. These parts apart, the motorcycle is heavily customized with purpose built parts. From the fuel tank, to the meatier tyres and alloy wheels, XLNC’s Swagg is a cruiser that can give many Harley Davidsons a run for their moneys for the sheer workmanship and design that has gone into it.
Rajputana Customs’ NU Cafe Racer
Cafe racers have been the flavour of the past few summers, with even Royal Enfield joining the party with the Continental GT 535. Rajputana Customs’ NU Cafe Racer feeds off this trend with a compelling looking custom build. The motorcycle was commissioned by the makers of the Numero Uno brand of jeans.
This explains the jeans blue colour of the build. Built around a 500cc UCE engine, the NU Cafe Racer sports a rubber mounted engine to minimize vibrations, a mononshock rear suspension, KTM Duke front forks and a jeans clad seat, among many other custom bits.
Mean Green Customs’ MG-07
Here’s another bobber based on the Royal Enfield Bullet. Mean Green Customs of Bombay has put together the MG-07, a low slung motorcycle powered by a 500cc unit construction engine (UCE). Apart from the base frame, which has come from the Classic 500, the rest of the motorcycle is a complete custom job. From the paint job to the stance, this motorcycle will grab its share of admiring eyeballs. The exhaust, which exits scrambler style, is a design highlight that comes across as rebellious. The MG-07 is the brainchild of Aditya, an Industrial Designer by qualification.
Rewind MC’s Royal Enfield Dirty Girl Cafe Racer
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The Royal Enfield Continental GT 535, the Indian motorcycle maker’s latest, is already a gorgeous looker. But Rewind MC has taken something that’s as drop dead gorgeous as the Continental GT 535, and has made it even more delicious looking.
Dubbed the Dirty Girl Cafe Racer, this motorcycle takes a minimalist approach. The front forks go black while the tyres get slicker. The side panel sees perforations, with the entire body buts getting a matt black paint job. A wrapped exhaust, a leather pannier. tan seats and hand grips, and a half fairing come together to make this cafe racer a racy visual delight.