Royal Enfield is quite active in the modification circuit and most of the Royal Enfield bikes on the road are modified in some way or the other. In the past, Royal Enfield has given out numerous jobs to various modification houses around the world. Here are five such officially commissioned Royal Enfield bikes from around the world.
This official customisation job is from Indonesia and has been modified by Jakarta-based Thrive Motorcycle. The donor bike is a Royal Enfield Bullet 350 and it has been modified keeping the DNA of the Bullet 350 alive. The bike took about two months to be built.
The sub-frame of the bike has been updated but the swingarm is stock. It gets new YSS shock absorbers at the front and rear. The new shock absorbers are the long-travel type and offer optimum comfort. The stock fuel tank becomes smaller, but retains the shape, and the trademark side boxes have shrunk in size. The bike gets a new custom exhaust and a new handlebar too.
The Lock Stock is the first-ever modification based on the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650. The drag-race spec bike has been developed in-house by Royal Enfield and Harris Performance. The bike gets extreme changes and the chassis is all-new and has been extended for better stability.
The bike gets a new front-end with an aerodynamic-friendly headlamp cowl and front mudguard. It also gets drop-bar handlebars that allow the rider to sit close to the tank. It also features a new air-intake system and exhaust to displace the air inside the engine chamber as quickly as possible. The engine that has been modified by S&S Cycles, USA, has been re-bored to 865 cc and gets a nitrous injection for extra thrust at top-speed.
The bike has been unveiled officially by a Switzerland-based Young Guns Speed Shop. The bike’s name is inspired by India’s space program that launched the Rohini Satellites. It uses the Continental GT 650 as a base.
The cafe racer Continental GT gets a new salt flat tracker-inspired fairing that looks extremely streamlined. It gets a big bubble visor and a new single-seat. The mud-guards have been removed. The 650-cc twin-cylinder engine remains stock.
This is the first-ever modification based on the Royal Enfield Interceptor. This motorcycle has been modified by Old Empire Motorcycles. The Interceptor is a good looking bike in stock form but this modified version looks extremely classy. The bike gets a deep metallic red paint job that matches the Oxblood leather and Alcantara seat of the bike. All the naked wires and hoses of the bike have been replaced with internalized controls giving it a very clean look. The bike also gets keyless ignition that is integrated into specialised gloves supplied by Royal Enfield.
Bull City Customs
This is also one of the four official customisations that were commissioned by Royal Enfield during the announcement of Royal Enfield’s customisation program. This is a minimal customisation job, which looks modern and retro at the same time. The bike gets an all-chrome fuel tank, engine and front shock absorbers. The rest of the body stays black. The bike also does not get a front fender, while the rear fender has been chopped. It gets an aftermarket air filter and exhaust, while the handlebar and the seat is aftermarket.