Hyderabad-based custom house Eimor Customs is known for its brilliant and highly detailed custom Royal Enfield bikes. Their latest custom job sees them go to town on the Thunderbird 350, which was transformed into the custom masterpiece called the Kapidhwaja in just two months.
The Kapidwaja sees Eimor Customs make a few mechanical changes to bring the bike in line with the vision of the owner who hails from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh. The Kapidhwaja gets a broader triple tree to give it a wider look and sits on 18-inch wheels on both ends that feature an 80-spoke pattern.
The stock headlight has been replaced by a smaller LED unit while the taillight is made from brass. The round turn signals are smaller as well compared to the ones found on the donor bike. The fenders on the bike have been modified as well and look more aesthetically pleasing. The rear fender and the and the seat have been shaped to look more pleasing to the eye as well.
The Kapidhwaja also features new body panels and the custom peanut fuel tank with its red and gold colour scheme is a thing of beauty. The red paint features flakes in it which sparkle when the light hits them which ensures that the Kapidhwaja catches your attention wherever it goes. The fuel cap in Bronze just adds to the aesthetically pleasing looks of this modified Thunderbird.
The engine covers have been selectively buffed to give them a balanced black and chrome look. The brass elements on the Kapidhwaja feature intricate engraving work which adds to the bike’s mystique. The rest of the Kapidhwaja except for the Swagman exhaust setup has been painted matte black. The Swagman exhaust though retains its chromed-out look.
Also, there is a single digital dial instead of the stock dual dial instrumentation setup and the helmet for the rider has been given the same flaky red and gold paint job as the bike.
The name Kapidhwaja comes from Arjuna’s chariot in Mahabharata. which means, having flag of Kapi (monkey) in his chariot. During the battle of Kurukshetra in the Mahabharata, Lord Hanuman stayed on the chariot’s banner the entire time.
The bike’s engine hasn’t been fettled around with and the Kapidhwaja retains the donor bike’s stock 346 cc engine which is good for 19.8 Bhp and 28 Nm of torque. The engine remains paired to the stock 5-speed gearbox.