Experts on customising Royal Enfield motorcycles, Bulleteer Customs have stripped down a Royal Enfield Bullet to its bare minimum, revealing the mechanical parts in all their glory. El Soldado, in case you’re wondering, translates to The Soldier.
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The most noticeable feature on the Royal Enfield El Soldado are the massive tyres wrapped in black, wire-spoked wheels. The fat rubber gives the motorcycle a rugged look and compliments the custom styling. Custom built, body coloured fenders accompany both the wheels.
The rugged character is further enhanced by a headlight grille and black finish to the front forks. Tan leather grip wraps and rider-only saddle add a pinch of a vintage look to the package and mix well with the paint of the motorcycle. The custom fuel tank gets a tilted angle that slopes towards the saddle, creating a neat flow of design. At the rear of the motorcycle is a compact, aftermarket tail light.
The exhaust pipe gets a heat wrap while the canister features a dual tone finish. Chrome bits are limited to the exhaust canister’s tip and the kick-starter. Conventional telescopic front forks and a twin-sided gas filled rear shock absorbers perform suspension duties. The matte paint, along with a contrasting black finish to the engine, wheels and various other elements give the motorcycle a stealthy look.
Engine specifications depend on the donor bike, and this custom modification can be applied on both, 350 and 500cc Royal Enfield motorcycles. The motorcycle does feature an aftermarket air-filter and a free flow exhaust although the performance numbers are not likely to go up significantly.
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For your reference, the 350cc air-cooled engine, in a stock state of tune, delivers 19 hp and 28 Nm of torque. The 499 cc engine single cylinder, air-cooled engine, on the other hand, delivers maximum power output of 27.2 hp and 41.3 Nm of peak torque. Both motors come paired to a five-speed transmission. Stopping power is provided by a single disc brake up front while at the rear is a drum unit.
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