The Thunderbird series was launched as a proper cruiser motorcycle by Royal Enfield. On a contrary t what may think, the Bullet and the Classic series bikes are not cruisers but typical city bikes with retro styling. The Thunderbird is a pretty popular bike and offers a comfortable ride. Although not as popular in mod circuits as its cousins like the Classic and Bullet, it is one of the favourite bikes when it comes to bobber-cruiser style bike modifications. Proving us right is the Insignia by Eimor Customs, a drop dead gorgeous bobber themed bike that is based on the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350.
Now Eimor Customs is not a new name in the world of motorcycle customization and modification. They have a lot of beautiful modified bikes under their belt, some of them too good to be true. The Insignia here is their latest creation and we are compelled to say that it looks marvellous. The rims on the Insignia have been blacked out and an aftermarket speedo unit now adorns the headlight top.
The front end of the bike now sports a stylish 7-inch headlamp that instantly enhances the oomph factor of the bike. The front and rear fenders have been altered for the built while the tires at both the ends are also new, with the rear one being one big fat piece of rubber. An aftermarket exhaust has replaced the stock unit and looks pretty good on the build. We are sure that the silencer pipe would sound even better than it looks.
The custom rear view mirrors, bar end mounted indicators along with the aftermarket handlebar and custom indicators at the front and rear speak volumes about the work done on this bike. Most of the bits in the engine area have been painted in black but the engine itself has been given a grey finish. A custom leather saddle completes the whole package.
Talking about the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350, it was updated with a dual channel ABS a few months. The bike is powered by a 346cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that develops a maximum power of 19.8 Bhp and a peak torque of 28 Nm. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed transmission set-up. Royal Enfield is currently testing the next generation model of the Thunderbird which has been spotted testing a couple of times. The new version will come with a host of changes including a BSVI engine, absence of Kickstarter, new saddle along with retweaked dynamics among others. The pricing will also be bumped as the bike will be better and more modern than the current version. Expect it to be launched in the first quarter of next year.