The Royal Enfield Himalayan is an adventurer motorcycle which is built to take on the rough stuff and despite its issues has gained quite a following both in India and around the world. Delhi-based TNT Motorcycles though decided to transform the Himalayan into something rather different – a cafe racer- and the end result named the Glory 411 is sight for sore eyes.
TNT Motorcycles has completely transformed the Himalayan from a rough and tough adventure bike into a bike that defines retro-cool. The Glory 411 cafe racer looks like it would fit into the English countryside with its fat tyres and low-set handlebars.
The major changes can be seen right up front here the Himalayan’s headlamp unit has made for a twin-pod setup with a metal cowl. The front suspension setup is lifted off a Harley Fat Boy which results in thicker telescopic front forks.
The fuel tank which looks a lot curvier than the setup found on the regular Himalayan and is followed by a single seat which is down up in tan perforated leather and the taillight is integrated into the tail of the bike. The rear sub-frame has been reworked to meet the cafe racer lines.
The Glory 411 features a British Racing Green and Yellow custom paint job inspired by the colours of Lotus Racing. The cafe racer features blacked out parts including the underbody, chassis, engine, suspension and the swing-arm. The side panel features a perforated map of India which can be updated constantly by screwing nuts in those holes to mark the destinations visited.
The changes are not all just cosmetic. The Himalayan’s 411 cc engine has lost its fuel injection which has made way for a performance Mikuni carburettor and a K&N air filter. The head has been shaved and ported to increase the compression ratio and get power at high RPMs. The exhaust setup has been ditched for a performance unit.
The brakes seem to be the regular 300 mm front and 240 mm rear disc brake setup from the stock bike. The regular CEAT tyres from the stock Himalayan motorcycle along with the wheels have been ditched and the Glory 411 sits on new 16-inch rims that are shod with Avon 5.00*16 tyres.