Bonneville Scrambler by RCM
As mentioned above Steve McQueen also rode a Triumph while on his way to escape from the Germans. A few thousand miles (and a couple of decades) away, a bunch of enthusiastic, hard working craftsmen made a Triumph Scrambler in Rajasthan, India. The bike you see here is based on a Bonneville — one of the best platforms for such mods — and was said to be made to look like the 2006 Scrambler. Off-road tyres, custom headlamp and motocross-style handlebar, and increased ground clearance round up the updates on this one.
KTM Duke 200 Scrambler by Cafe Nomad
Think Ducati Scrambler but a lot more affordable, easier to service, but still European. Based on the KTM Duke 200, and made by Cafe Nomad, the Street Tracker is almost the perfect rendition of the Duke till date. It gets off-road tyres, a custom fuel tank, brown seat, and an overall vintage-ish look. That’s miles better (and exclusive) than what your run of the mill Duke offers, isn’t it? The custom headlamps, fitting round indicators, and a new handlebar make it very appealing. And let’s not forget, useful off the road, too.
Mahindra Mojo Scrambler
The Mojo is a versatile bike and it has won a lot of hearts since the time it came to the market, despite being slightly late to the party. At the recent 2016 Auto Expo, Mahindra showcased two concepts based on the said bike, one of which was the Mojo Scrambler. It took away the quirky twin-pod headlamp and instead got a regular circular unit, the twin exhausts were reduced to one, and the overall look was, as a result, more beautiful than ever. And lest we forget, there was also a smartphone mount just above the fuel tank — good for the off-road/road-tripper warrior in you!
El Tractor by Ace Custom
The El Tractor gets off-road tyres, front forks from a KTM, a high-set exhaust, and all of it based on a Royal Enfield 500 EFI — the same engine that powers the Classic 500 in India. With a new rear suspension and a custom fuel tank with beautiful graffiti on one side and ‘El Tractor’ written on the other side, the bike is el atractivo.
Yamaha RX100 Scrambler
Draped in a tricolour livery, the RX100-based custom is, like most RX100-based customs, a clean and tastefully done custom job. Devoid of panels, the bike looks neat, while the monoshock and high-set handlebar should offer better control off the road.
So these were a few custom scramblers available in the country. Of course, there are more, and you can obviously buy one from Ducati, or one from Benelli next year. Do let us know in the comments section if you’re a fan of any of these.