Vega Customs have come up with a modified Royal Enfield motorcycle-based Bobber that has been named ‘Viking’. The customisers say that this motorcycle is dedicated to the fighting spirit of the Nordic Vikings and is inspired from their boats carved from white ash wood. This modified RE Bobber is built around a 350-cc UCE engine and carries several custom-built parts for a unique appearance.
As per the customiser, this modified Royal Enfield bobber has been made for one Pradeep from northern Karnataka, who approached the customisers for a bespoke custom bobber based on an RE motorcycle. The custom dual head lamps and the rather dramatic looking front-end is built as per Pradeep’s wishes. The rest of the motorcycle, as requested by Pradeep, is built entirely according to the wishes of Vega Customs. The customiser goes on to add that all the parts, except for the lights and rubbers, are made in-house.
The entire motorcycle is built around a custom-built rigid hardtail frame. Up front, it gets a unique look thanks to a front apron, a twin head lamp setup, and a sleek fender. Moving on, you get a narrow Wassell-style peanut gas tank made from cold rolled steel. The custom seat pan is made from hot rolled steel and installed with hydraulic shocks. The new custom seat comes draped in leather upholstery made with vegetable tanned leather. The motorcycle also gets re-positioned footpegs that have been designed keeping the human factors in mind.
The motorcycle has a retro Lucas-style tail light and a side-mounted registration plate housing. The rear wheel hub has been machined and upgraded with a rear disk brake setup. You also get a 130/70/90-spec Pirelli Sport tyre at the rear. Other than all this, the 346-cc, single-cylinder engine gets a ported cylinder head and has been given larger intake valves. The motorcycle also receives a handmade sprocket chain tensioner. The custom exhaust pipe gets a wrap for a decidedly old-school appearance. The pin-striping on top of pale buttercream paint scheme makes the motorcycle look all the more special.