There is no doubt in the fact that the Royal Enfield motorcycles are the most favourite products of the custom garages. The Royal Enfield bikes provide the perfect base for the custom motorcycle makers. EIMOR Customs, a similar motorcycle modification house has transformed the Classic 500 into an elegant looking machine and has named it as Europa.
The Europa keeps the DNA of the Classic 500 alive by using the same round headlamp and the stock tank. However, the headlamp is aftermarket and is smaller in size than the stock version. The fuel tank gets a beautiful custom matte finish paint job and beautiful three pinstripes running along. The bottom of the fuel tank gets the Royal Enfield branding in modern-age fonts. The indicators have been replaced with new-age LEDs that look quite good on the bike.
The two-piece seat of the Royal Enfield Classic has been replaced with a single flat seat that gets a premium leather cover with diamond stitches. It makes the bike look very plush and comfortable. The front suspension is stock but it gets the dust covers that change the look of the bike. The bike gets blacked-out wheels, parts of engine and side box. To make the bike look meatier, aftermarket tyres, which are fatter in size have been added to the bike too. The braking system is stock.
The modification job is based on Royal Enfield Desert Storm, which gets a pretty impressive stock paint job. On the blacked-out parts, golden stripes have been added that makes the bike look very gorgeous. It also gets customised handlebar that makes the riding position very comfortable for the long rides. It gets customised leather grips too. There are aftermarket LED pod lamps mounted on the leg guard of the Europa that comes in quite handy during the night rides. At the rear, it gets a single roun-shaped tail lamp that gets LED lamp. The bike also gets an aftermarket exhaust. What is really impressive about the Europa is the paint job. The engine casing gets a matte golden paint colour that just changes the whole look of the bike.
Fittings like switchgear remain stock. Even the engine of the bike remains untouched and is in the factory-condition. The Royal Enfield Classic 500 is powered by 499cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled unit that generates a maximum power of 27.2 Bhp and a peak torque of 41.3 Nm. It gets a 5-speed transmission.
The Classic range of Royal Enfield is the best selling product in the Indian market above the 300cc range. In the future, we expect to see a 650cc parallel-twin engine powered version of the Classic in the Indian market. Royal Enfield currently offers the Interceptor and the Continental GT 650 with the all-new engine but in next two years, many more bikes are expected to be launched on the same platform. It will provide a wide range of choice to the custom bike makers.