The Royal Enfield Himalayan had long been the only affordable adventure tourer motorcycle on sale in India until the recent launch of the Hero XPulse 200. The same is also one of the major reasons why the bike became such a hit. The Himalayan is also quite popular among modifiers but most of the mod examples are focused on making it more touring friendly. However, AD CUSTOMS decided to break away from the norm and have given a full-blown modification treatment to a Royal Enfield Himalayan. The end result is the gorgeous yet badass looking bike you see below.
The guys at AD Customs have given a completely new look to the regular RE Himalayan. So much so that most would have a hard time telling that it was actually a Himalayan before it was converted into this beast. Its creators have named it the Safari 411, probably after combining the nature and displacement figure of the bike. Coming to the changes made on the bike, it gets a ton of enhancements as well as aftermarket fitments. The front end gets an aftermarket LED projector headlamps with LED DRLs. The front forks have been covered in gold paint which adds a unique aesthetic value to this build.
The handlebar is also an aftermarket fitment and so are the gold-coloured brake levers and the single pod instrument cluster. Both the front and rear tires have been replaced with knobby and more grippy rubbers for enhanced traction. The whole bike has been draped in a shade of grey while other areas like the engine have been covered in black. A custom saddle has now replaced the stock seat, though there is seating space for only a single person now. With the new handlebar and saddle in place, the riding position of the bike in now much more aggressive, something that is necessary to ride a bike as exciting as this one.
The front fender has been chopped short while the rear fender has been given a miss. The taillights are now LED units mounted just behind the seat and they look quite attractive. An aftermarket exhaust completes the build and gives the bike a throaty note. All in all, this custom modified Royal Enfield Himalayan looks quite radical and has gained quite a lot in terms of performance too since its much lighter than the stock model now.
The stock Royal Enfield Himalayan is powered by a 411cc, long-stroke four-stroke engine that puts out 24.5 Bhp of peak power and 32 Nm of peak torque. This fuel-injected motor comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox is standard. It is also being speculated that Royal Enfield is developing a 650 cc version of the Himalayan and it could be launched next year but the bike is yet to be spotted being tested.