Modified Royal Enfield Classic 500 gets Bobber styling

15/05/2019 - 18:06 | ,  ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

A Royal Enfield Classic 500 from Jakarta, Indonesia has taken the form of a bobber motorcycle, and it looks quite appealing.

Modified Royal Enfield Classic 500 Bobber Right Si
The modified Royal Enfield Classic 500 has an aftermarket exhaust as well, which should affect the performance marginally.

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The modified Royal Enfield features several visual upgrades that give it a unique look. The fascia, for example, receives an aftermarket headlight that replaces the stock unit but continues to feature a spherical shape to retain the classic styling. Another visual upgrade to the front comes in the form of a custom-built fender that is shorter than the stock unit.

The cockpit, too, receives an overhaul. The modified motorcycle uses a single-pod instrument console to display the ride related information. Steering duties are performed by a custom, flat-style handlebar. The bobber styling is enhanced with the addition of bar-end mounted rear-view mirrors.

The fuel tank retains the curvy look from the stock motorcycle, but it features revised graphics. The new red and white paint, along with a chrome filler cap, gives the bike a retro look. "This Is Anfield” lettering has replaced the Royal Enfield badge on the fuel tank.

The bobber-inspired styling removes the pillion saddle, while a custom rider seat replaces the factory-installed unit. The rider seat gets contrasting shade for the stitches that give the Royal Enfield Classic 500 an even more appealing look.

Similar to the front, the rear fender has been shortened for a bobber-inspired look, while the number plate at the back sits on the left side of the motorcycle, right next to the suspension. Chrome highlights to parts like the wheels, front forks, engine cover, battery box and the rear springs add a nice contrast to the bright body paint.

The motorcycle continues to use conventional telescopic forks at the front and twin-sided springs at the back. Braking department has undergone some revision, and the Classic 500 in the photographs gets a custom rear disc brake. Being a bobber-inspired modification, the motorcycle rides on wider profile tyres. The front wheel is a 19-inch unit, while the rear wheel has a 16-inch diameter.

Modified Royal Enfield Classic 500 Bobber Seat
The pillion seat has been removed to give the Royal Enfield Classic 500 the typical bobber look. The red stitches on the rider seat add a neat contrast to the package.

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Changes to the mechanical specifications are not mentioned in the source report, although we did see an aftermarket air-filter on the modified motorcycle. The bike has an aftermarket exhaust as well, which should affect the performance marginally. For reference, the standard Classic 500's 499 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine produces 27.2 bhp at 5,250 rpm and 41 Nm at 4,000 rpm.


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