The Royal Enfield Himalayan is currently the only adventure tourer available in India that one can buy without burning a hole in their pocket. The bike has also received international attention due to its retro looks which remind one of the adventure tourers of the 1980s. Though the bike may be a bit low on power, it has enough grunt to keep it going over most of the off-road terrain and other rough conditions. Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles, a Barcelona, Spain based accessories, apparels and custom bike mod house has worked its magic on the Himalayan and turned it into a more hardcore off-road ready motorcycle that can go wherever you want to take it, though not on space expeditions of course.
The bike looks classy and wild at the same time. The build theme for this bike was a fuss-free design with maximum functionality which is what they have achieved here. The frame, tank and most of the body parts have been kept stock. Fuel Motorcycles actually built this for using in the Scram Africa expedition event and therefore functionality has been given the top priority. Let’s now see what all has been done on this bike to turn it into this hardcore off-roader.
The front end of the bike now gets a new off-road style fender painted in white. The headlight assembly is also new with a small windshield above it. The mod house has also fitted a small speedometer from Koso along with a custom switch panel and set of foam rally grips. One of the buttons on the toggle styled switch panel now switches the ABS on and off which is an additional feature added by the mod house. This will help during heavy off-roading where ABS needs to be turned off for better control over the bike.
For practicality purposes, there is even a USB charge port added on the bike which will keep your phone’s battery up while on the move. As for the performance modifications, a new Powertronic ECU has been added on the bike which will enhance the output to an extent. A new set of indicators, better and grippier foot pegs and a new tail lights have also been added on the bike.
The saddle is a single piece unit, though a full seat can be installed again easily. The bike now runs on a set of Pirelli MT 21 Rallycross tires shod on the stock 21F/17R spoke wheels. Finishing off the package is the new modified exhaust unit taken from a Suzuki RMZ450. The upswept exhaust canister has a brushed steel effect on it that looks quite good. Finished in a shade of white and red with ‘FUEL’ written over the fuel tank, this bike for sure is good at what it was intended to do – go off the road.