Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 ‘Lynx’ by Lazybone Motorcycles
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
Mumbai-based motorcycle customizer, Lazybone Motorcycles, have come up with a vintage Brat Bob version of the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350, called the ‘Lynx’.
The custom house has stripped down the fenders and other unnecessary parts. The bike gets vintage style tyres with white walls. For lower height, the folks have included an extended swingarm, which is three inches more than the stock unit. The bike uses stock suspension, with telescopic forks at the front and twin shocks at the rear. The rear indicators are uniquely mounted on the axle, and the front ones are at the lower portion of the downtube.
The creators of this bike have retained the 350cc AVL engine to preserve its character. The bike gets a Megaphone exhaust with removable glass-wool. The peanut fuel tank can hold 7.5 litres of gasoline and is hand-made. The aesthetically matching seat is hand-made as well.
The chrome motif on the fuel tank comes from an Ambassador. The bike gets a single-piece handlebar and a custom round headlight. The twin pod instrument cluster is deleted to give an unadulterated riding experience. The rear end gets an offset tail light with a number plate holder. Brakes include a disc at the front and a drum unit at the rear.
The name ‘Lynx’ originates from a species of wild cat.