Most of you must be aware of the several modified Royal Enfield motorcycles that we have featured on Cartoq. Thanks to their simple construction and a clean base design, the Royal Enfield models are a favorite of most motorcycle customizers in India. While RE-based Bobbers are fairly common now, the mod you see below is actually among the neatest Royal Enfield Classic-to-Bobber conversion we’ve seen in recent times.
Built by Faridabad-based MK Designs, this motorcycle started life as yet another Classic 500. Its owner, however, chose to get his motorcycle modified into a Bobber. The inspiration for the design came from the Harley Davidson Sportster. The front-end gets a smaller, sleeker fender that has been custom-made for this motorcycle. The headlamp also comes from a Harley Davidson. Helping the motorcycle achieve a typical Bobber stance is the increased wheelbase of 1500 mm, up from 1360 mm of the stock motorcycle. Once stride you’ll be quick to notice the digital speedo-console, which further increases the ‘cool quotient’ of this motorcycle.
Highlights of the side profile include a custom fuel tank, a large single-seat, and multi-spoke alloy wheels shod with 110/90-18 spec MRF rubber at the front and 150/70-15-spec rubber at the rear. The engine has been painted black while the chrome-finish of the crankcase covers has been left untouched. Also, the motorcycle gets a Custom Candy Metal Flake paint job, which helps the motorcycle attract enough attention without looking too loud.
Highlights of the rear include a custom-made fender, a side-mount registration plate, and indicators that also double up as the brake lights. We had a word with Milan Khurana, owner of MK Design, and were told that all the parts of this motorcycle are bolt-on fits and that the original frame and mounts haven’t been tampered with. Moreover, the motorcycle can be restored to its stock form in a matter of three hours.
As for the performance upgrades, the motorcycle gets a K&N performance air filter along with a free flow Megaphone exhaust. Other than this, the engine has been left untouched. Powering the stock Royal Enfield Classic 500 is a 499cc, single-cylinder motor that outputs a maximum power of 27 bhp along with a peak torque of 41 Nm. The motor comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The cost of the modification is Rs 1,50,000.