Royal Enfield perhaps provides one of the most custom friendly motorcycle platforms in the world. There are thousands of unique builds around the world. Here we showcase you another ‘one of a kind’ café racer build called the ‘Rohini’, built by Young Gun Customs of Switzerland. This café racer is based on the platform of the upcoming Royal Enfield Continental GT 650.
What differentiates this build from others is the ideology to create a retro-modern café racer inspired by the design of the 80’s. The build opts for a simple and sleek look. Young Gun Motorcycles designed this concept after going through the ideology behind the creation of the Royal Enfield brand. The custom build intends to marry British motorcycling’s cafe racer era with a youthful character.
Keeping the bike as stock as possible while designing the concept was the main task for the team. All these ideas led to the designing of the curvy front fairing inspired by Rickman fairing. Completing the look is a slim and sleek single seat, and small taillights at the rear. Powering the bike is a 650cc parallel-twin engine which produces around 47 Bhp of peak power and 52 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated with a 6-speed manual transmission.
The bike retains a bare aluminum look protected by a clear coat along with a reflective paint scheme on some body parts. The reflective paint is a mosaic of orange and black lines called the Razzle Dazzle light. No mechanical changes have been done on this bike. The bike gets its name ‘Rohini’ inspired from a successful space mission in which a satellite by the name of ‘Rohini’ was used.
The 650 cc twins – Continental GT and Interceptor – from Royal Enfield are the most advanced bikes from the manufacturer. Both models are powered by a 650cc parallel twin engine mated with a 6-speed transmission. Brakes too have been given a boost with the introduction of ABS as standard. Top speed of both bikes is in excess of 160 Kmph. Royal Enfield is planning to launch the Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650 in India by the end of this year.