Davy Jones is a name that is synonymous to the oceans, and the motorcycle that you see in the photographs has a connection with the waters. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird was customised by Eimor Customs’ for a client who has spent many years serving in the Indian Navy.
Therefore, while the Thunderbird will not be going leaving land, the custom house has introduced many elements from the ships and seas to the machine to cater to their client’s tastes. The fascia includes an aftermarket headlight that gets a brass ring with two butterfly clips on either side. The front fender has an anchor with a chain on the front mudguard.
The original twin-pod instrument console has been retained, but it now features brass rings that give them a unique look. The bar end weights, too, get the brass finish with the name of the owner embossed on the sides. The fuel tank gets a belt and buckle bearing the India Navy insignia. The fuel filler cap gets a custom look with a compass painted on the top.
Following the fuel tank is a tan brown seat that is housed on a frame inspired by the deck of a ship. Other elements that take inspiration from ships and naval life include bullet shaped indicators, machined footrests, and kick rod and gear lever ends similar to a gun muzzle. The battery cover shows the rank of a Lieutenant Commander, which was the client’s rank when he retired from the Navy. It has been done in gold leaf.
Sides reveal the body coloured engine cover and the aftermarket exhaust. Alloy wheels have replaced the wire-spoke wheels. At the rear is a tail light that is housed in a brass casing. The rear number plate has been moved away from the conventional position and instead has been installed on the left side of the motorcycle, near the shock absorber.
Apart from the visual upgrades and the aftermarket headlight, indicators and exhaust, the motorcycle retains stock suspension and braking setup. Thus, you would find conventional telescopic forks at the front, and twin sided springs at the rear performing the shock absorbing tasks. Disc brakes on both ends perform anchoring tasks.
The motorcycle looks dazzling, and we are sure it grabs a lot of attention anywhere it goes.