This Royal Enfield Classic 500 has been modified by Dirt Machine Custom Motorcycles from Indore and is called the Classic Combat. It is based on the Desert Storm variant of the Classic 500.
Royal Enfield motorcycles are a favorite for customizers and modifiers and perhaps the best model of all for this purpose has to be the Classic series. Most look at the Royal Enfield Classic series as a fresh motorcycle canvas to create the thing of their dreams. We have brought you several tastefully modified Royal Enfield Classic motorcycles over time but this latest one perhaps tops them all. This Royal Enfield is called the Classic 500 Combat and it has been modified by Dirt Machine Custom Motorcycles from Indore.
This modified Royal Enfield started life as a Desert Storm variant of the Classic 500. The Desert Storm is an exclusive paint shade offered by Royal Enfield on the Classic Series and a favorite palette for customizers. The mod job hasn’t tampered with the factory paint shade but as you can see, most of the chrome on the motorcycle has been substituted for a matte black paint scheme. And it contrasts beautifully with the green shade of the Classic. Other cosmetic updates on the motorcycle include custom front and rear light weight fenders that are much wider and shorter than the stock parts.
And wider they need to be to fit those massive 120mm front and 150mm rear tire shod with fine aluminium spoke wheels. The chopped fender at the rear gives the motorcycle a lovely cafe racer appeal. The old-school halogen headlamps have also been substituted for new dual projector headlamps at the front. With the rear tail section completely gone, the rear brake lights have been very subtly integrated under the seat. A blacked-out twin-pod instrument cluster, clip-on handlebars and a blacked out exhaust pipe complete off the look.
This Royal Enfield Classic Combat packs in plenty of performance modifications too. The motorcycle gets dual disc brakes at the front for even better stopping power. The standard Classic 500 does not come with disc brakes as the rear but the rear swingarm for this motorcycle has been custom build to make space for a rear-disc brake. The mechanical upgrades also include a WP upside-down forks at the front while the rear suspension setup has been left unchanged from the stock motorcycle. The blacked out look of the front suspension setup gives the motorcycle a very mean look.
No modifications have been carried out on the engine of this Classic 500. It continues to be powered by a 499cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that produces 27.2bhp of maximum power and 41.4Nm of peak torque. It was custom built for Nitin Dev, a resident of Indore and they have done a beautiful job of keeping the original essence of the motorcycle alive. It took nearly 45 days to build this motorcycle. Sadly, Royal Enfield has now discontinued their entire 500cc platform stepping into the BS6 era and there will be no BS6 compliant version of the Classic 500. Such beautifully modified examples however will continue to drool us over them.