Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 ‘Abdias 6:33’ by Puranam Designs
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Puranam Designs, a motorcycle custom house from New Delhi has made a Harley-Davidson Iron 883-inspired custom Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 called Abdias 6:33.
Puranam Designs has used a 2014 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 for the job. The custom diamond-stitched seat, peanut tank, chopped front and rear fenders are designed to look like the American cruiser. While the fenders and the tank get a red paint job, the rest of the bodywork and the powertrain is matte black. The front suspension features rubber gaiters, and a circular headlight similar to the one found in the Iron 883. The drag-style handlebars feature bar-end mirrors, and bullet type indicators. They have also replaced the twin-pod instrument cluster with an all-digital unit.
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The engine appears to be stock, with black slash-cut exhaust. There’s a fake pipe too, to imitate the real American deal. The Thunderbird’s 346 cc engine is good for 19.8 bhp of power at 5,250 rpm. Peak torque stands at 28 Nm at 4,000 rpm. A 5-speed gearbox does duty in the bike. The motorcycle uses telescopic front forks and twin gas-charged units at the rear. Brakes are the same 280 mm front and 240 mm rear disc that is found in the stock Thunderbird.