Like we’ve been saying, Royal Enfield motorcycles seem to be a hot favourite of bike customizers across the country. Thanks to their clean design and simple construction, these motorcycles offer a lot of scope for modifications. One of the latest Royal Enfield-based mod jobs is this modified Royal Enfield Classic 500 from Dirt Machine Custom Motorcycles.
The Indore-based motorcycle customizers have given this Classic 500 Desert Storm a very retro-modern touch through a set of modifications in the design of the motorcycle. The motorcycle has been dubbed as ‘Combat, the war machine.’ Other than the custom bodywork, this modified Royal Enfield Classic 500 also carries some mechanical upgrades. The original front suspension, for example, has been replaced with WP upside-down front forks. The stock disc brake has been replaced with twin front disc brakes with red-painted Bybre radial callipers. Up front, the motorcycle gets a custom LED headlamp, which is flanked by twin-pod instrumentation. The handlebar has been painted black and the tank bears the bike’s new moniker. The side boxes also get the new branding. The rider seat springs have been removed and the motorcycle now offers a lower ride height.
The highlight of the rear-end is the huge 150-section Michelin Pilot Road 4 tire. Speaking of the tires, the front wheel gets a 120-section unit. The original wheels have been replaced with aluminium rims with 80-spokes. The rear also gets a custom swingarm to accommodate a wider tire. The twin gas-charged rear shock absorbers have been retained. The rear also gets a sleek LED tail light that seats below the seat. The bent pipe gets some insulation. Details on the performance modifications aren’t available at the moment. In the stock form, the motorcycle comes with a 499cc single-cylinder that outputs 27.2 bhp at 5,250 rpm and a peak torque of 41.3 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The motor comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox.