Royal Enfield Classic 500 customised – Thai Motor Expo Live
Neelanjan Chakraborty, Motorcycle Nut, will ride, preferably race anything on two wheels!
Royal Enfield at the Thai Motor Expo has showcased three customised motorcycles. We’ve covered the customised cafe racer earlier and here’s the P-40 Tiger Shark based on the Royal Enfield Classic Battle Green, coming from Thailand based Libero Moto motorcycle studio.
The motorcycle gains a slightly different hue of green and carries the shark jaws seen on the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter plane. This American fighter was used by the Allied forces and was instrumental in winning them the World War II. The customised Royal Enfield Classic Battle Green P-40 Tiger Shark pays homage to the war plane.
Powering the bike is a 499 cc single cylinder mill churning out 27.2 bhp of maximum power at 5,250 rpm and 41.3 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. The motorcycle is suspended by 35 mm telescopic forks at the front and twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5 adjustable preloads at the rear. Braking duties are performed by 280 mm single disc in the front with two piston callipers, while the rear wheel gets a 153 mm drum setup.
The third custom motorcycle at the stall is a Royal Classic 500 with an accessorized sidecar, also from the Thailand-based studio.