Royal Enfield motorcycles are very popular among motorists in India and around the world. They one of the oldest bike manufacturer in the world that is still in production. Royal Enfield Bullet and Classic series motorcycles are popular among buyers for their retro looks. Royal Enfield also has other models like Meteor 350, Himalayan, Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 in their portfolio. All these motorcycles are suitable for modifications and we have seen several examples of the same on internet. Here we have one such Meteor 350 motorcycle that has been neatly modified into a bobber.
The modifications on this Meteor 350 has been done by Ironwood Motorcycles from Amsterdam. The custom house has converted the normal looking cruiser motorcycle into a bobber style motorcycle. Several modifications have been made to the motorcycle to achieve this look. Starting at the front, stock tyres have been replaced with semi-knobby units. The front telescopic forks now come with gaiters and the fork itself has been completely blacked out.
The stock headlight has been replaced with an aftermarket unit. The stock handlebar on this motorcycle has been replaced for supercross unit and they now come with bar-end mirrors as well. The whole motorcycle now comes with a black theme. The fuel tank and the side panels on the motorcycle come with custom cosmic livery and Royal Enfield brand logo can also be seen here.
The fenders on this motorcycle both at the front and rear are now custom made units and the rear sub-frame on this motorcycle has also been modified. The basic chassis and the engine on this motorcycle remains unchanged. The motorcycle now gets a single seat setup and the tail lamp is placed right behind the seat. The rear continues to get dual shock absorbers but, they are now aftermarket units from YSS. Other noticeable change on the motorcycle are the exhausts. The Meteor 350 now gets a custom made exhaust with an Akropovic silencer installed on it.
Overall, the modification has completely changed the overall look of the Meteor 350. It does not look like a regular Royal Enfield motorcycle at all. It must be noted that Ironwood Motorcycles did not make any modifications or replace the instrument cluster of the motorcycle. It still gets the stock unit which comes with a digital meter showing the fuel level, trip meter and odometer readings and the Tripper navigation meter next to it.
The quality of work done on this motorcycle looks great and it is definitely a head turner. The engine on this motorcycle is the same as stock Meteor 350 motorcycle. It is a 349-cc, single cylinder, fuel injected engine that generates 20.2 Bhp and 27 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. In comparison to the older generation Royal Enfield motorcycles, the Meteor 350 gets an engine which very refined. The same engine was later used in the new generation Classic series motorcycle as well. Royal Enfield is currently working on several new models, including scrambler based on Himalayan and a 650-cc twin cylinder cruiser motorcycle.