Indian biking scene has come a long way in last few years, and while there is still a long way to go before we can rub shoulders with the bike markets of the West, there’s no denying that several segments of our motorcycle industry have grown by leaps and bounds in a rather short span of time. Indian biking aficionados are increasingly getting familiar with the terms “cruisers”, “bobbers”, and “scramblers”. This is where bike customization industry comes in. Many bike owners are often seen carrying out modifications on there steeds to change them into cruisers or bobbers. Most of these modifications are carried out on Royal Enfield motorcycles. There are some really good examples of RE-based customised motorcycles we have come across. Here is a list of best modified Royal Enfield Motorcycles in India.
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Best Modified Royal Enfield Motorcycles in India – Blue Raider 540
This RE TBTS 500, nay, the Blue Raider 540 isn’t the first-ever mod-job by Bulleteer Customs, but it’s certainly among the best modifications on an RE that we have seen so far. The modified motorcycle you see here comes draped in a shade of metallic blue. From the looks of it, the front fender comes from the Classic series. The LED headlamp and the single-pod instrument console are of course aftermarket units. Among the highlights of the modifications at the front are the handlebar-end turn indicators. The wide and the rather high-set handlebar gets chrome-plated rear view mirrors to enhance the loudness of the design.
Other than this, the motorcycle features a wide and a low-set seat that ensures a comfortable riding posture. It looks like the grabrail has been retained from the stock motorcycle. The engine header has been wrapped in a thermal wrap and there’s a dual matte black exhaust with chrome at the tips. The single-cylinder engine outputs a maximum power of 27.2 BHP at 5,250 RPM along with a peak torque of 41.3 Nm at 4,000 RPM. The motor comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
The stock rear suspension has been carried over, which means the rear gets a set of twin gas-charged shock absorbers. The standard spoke wheels have been replaced with attractive alloys. Also, the wheels get wider tires to compliment the ‘big bike’ look of the modified Thunderbird Blue Raider 540. Even the brakes have been carried over unaltered. The front gets a 280 mm disc while the rear gets a 240 mm unit.
Modified Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Blue Raider 540 – Images
Modified Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Blue Raider 540 – Features
- Metallic Blue Paint Shade
- Black-painted Cycle Parts
- LED Headlamp
- Handlebar-mounted turn indicators
- Custom Speedo Console
- Alloy Wheels
- Wide Low-set Seat
- Dual Matte Black Exhaust
- Thermal Wrap on Headers
- New Front Fender
Best Modified Royal Enfield Motorcycles in India – Scrambler ‘Cobra’ by Dochaki
Next in our list of best modified Royal Enfield Motorcycles is a Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 customised along the lines of the ‘scrambler’ format by Pune based Dochaki Designs. This motorcycle is a tribute to the legendary Shelby Cobra and consists of a number of design elements inspired by the car.
Instead of making an out and out scrambler, Dochaki Designs have taken a more city-friendly approach with the design. The bike still looks pretty good and comes with badging and racing stripes inspired by the Shelby Cobra. The body panels such as the petrol tank which has feature lines inspired by the Shelby Cobra, side panels, front fender, high rear fender have all bee handcrafted. The Cobra also gets a custom asymmetric dual headlight, LED tail light and a Scrambler style seat. The grab handles for the pillion are located below the rear seat and a performance exhaust which is at an inclined position to not cause any hindrance to the exhaust emissions while negotiating rough terrain.
Dochaki Designs have adopted an all-black colour scheme accentuated by white stripes for this modified Royal Enfield. The engine. exhaust and other mechanicals have been finished in black. Other additions include a customised instrument cluster and artificial leather grips for the handlebar along with the Cobra insignia on the side.
Best Modified Royal Enfield Motorcycles in India – Machismo-based Scrambler
Scramblers are fast getting popular among the enthusiasts, and while some may be seen putting their money on the Ducati Scrambler, we are pretty sure that there are many motorcycle connoisseurs out there who would want to get a bespoke Scrambler with loads of old world charm and the exclusivity that a tailor-made machine guarantees. One such bike is the modified Royal Enfield Scrambler you see on this page here. Read on to find out more about this custom-built Royal Enfield Scrambler.
Based on the Royal Enfield Machismo AVL, this Scrambler comes from the really capable guys at the Bull City Customs. Bull City Customs is run by Reginald Hilt, who is a fashion designer by profession, but is a complete bike nut. he is helped by his wife Naavika, who is also a designer. Naavika has already worked on the design of several graphic tees for bikers and plans to come up with biker merchandise in a month or so. The husband-wife duo is helped by Henry, a friend who works on logo design, branding, 3d sketches etc.
Among the highlights of this Royal Enfield Scrambler are – mesh work on the tool box, a rather boxy custom tank that looks the part on this Scrambler, a really cool set of grips on the handlebar and a really neat paint job. The paint job includes a matt brown finish on the tank, tool box and the head light, and black finish on the engine, wheels, handlebar and the mesh on the tool box.
Best Modified Royal Enfield Motorcycles in India – Custom Classic Carbon Shot by DC Design
DC Design is India’s most well-known car customization house. Until now, they have stuck to only modifying and customising four wheelers. Recently, DC unveiled a custom Royal Enfield Classic 350 called. Christened Carbon Shot, the Modified Royal Enfield Classic by DC Design features real carbon fibre panels. The launch of the custom RE also marks the introduction of DC2, a brand that will deal exclusively in custom bikes. Read on for more about the Modified Royal Enfield Classic by DC Design.
Modified Royal Enfield Classic by DC Design – Looks
While the front retains the iconic Royal Enfield looks, the rest of the bike get a comprehensive makeover. Among the changes, the most noticeable is the carbon fibre tear drop fuel tank. It extends all the way under the seat saddle. Designers have integrated the LED stop lamp and indicators neatly into the seat saddle. The entire bike has been finished in carbon fibre and chrome. Towards the side, there are two circular chrome elements on the air box and locker box.
The front end features LED projector headlamps encased in a billet aluminium casing that is complemented well by similarly finished indicator casings. At the back, the Modified Royal Enfield Classic by DC Design features a short rear end with a chopped fender. Unlike some recent custom jobs from DC Design, the DC2 Carbon Shot looks quite impressive and features some really tasteful styling touches.
Modified Royal Enfield Classic by DC Design Price
|Stock Royal Enfield Classic 350
|Rs. 1.46 lakh (on-road Delhi)
|Customisation Charges by DC Design
|Modified Royal Enfield Classic by DC Design Price (Total)
|Rs. 2.12 lakh (on-road)
The mod job costs Rs. 76,000. Customers will have to provide the donor bike. Currently, a stock Royal Enfield Classic 350 retails for around Rs. 1.3 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Interested customers can book the bike for an amount of Rs. 25,000. Deliveries will commence June 2017 onwards. The DC2 Carbon Shot will be limited to a run of just 5,000 units.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Specifications
|Engine Type/ Displacement
|346 cc Single Cylinder Air Cooled
|19.80 bhp @ 5,250 rpm
|28 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
The modifications are purely cosmetic so there are no changes to the engine. The RE Classic 350 comes with a 346 cc single cylinder air cooled engine.
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