Royal Enfield motorcycle is very popular in our market.We have seen several modified examples of Royal Enfield motorcycles in the past. Generally, Royal Enfield motorcycles offer a platform of motorcyclists or customisers to try out new things on it. We have seen modifications like scrambler to Harley Davidson replicas on Royal Enfields. Here we have a very rare Royal Enfield motorcycle that has been beautifully modified to look like a bobber. This motorcycle is unique because it is a 5 decade old, diesel Royal Enfied Bullet powered by diesel
The bike has been modified by custom motorcycle shop Time Cycles in Madhya Pradesh’s Mhow. It is a contonment area in the Indore and Mhow stands for Military headquarters of war. The modification is done on a 1959 Royal Enfield Bullet that was converted to a diesel Bullet by its previous owner for better fuel efficiency.
As mentioned above, this Bullet was modified to look like Bobber styled motorcycle. In order to justify that, they started removing body panels, mudguards, battery covers, chain guards and so on. The compression ratio on the shock absorbers were alters and the bike was also fitted with 19 inch tall and wider tyres. The handlebar was also modified and it now had leather wrapped hand grips and chrome plated bar-end clutch and brake levers.
The whole bike was dismantled and restored. it got custom blue paint job on fuel tank, side panel, rear mudguard and head. Electricals on this bike have also been completely redone as this was an old motorcycle. The bike now seats only one and gets a brown leather springer saddle. it also has a custom made exhaust pipe and the engine cover has been removed exposing the flywheel. The exposed flywheel means that the rider must be quite alert while riding this motorcycle.
The diesel Bullet uses a 325-cc, single cylinder, engine made by Greaves Lombardini in Italy. The engine generated a maximum of 6.5 Bhp and 15 Nm of peak torque. Mechanically Time Cycles has made no changes to the engine of the motorcycle. However, they’ve tried cutting some weight from the motorcycle to increase the throttle response and do justice to the bobber styling. Time Cycle have done a commendable job in modifying this motorcycle without losing the essence of Royal Enfield. It is perhaps India’s most beautiful diesel Royal Enfield.