The custom motorcycle scene is on the rise in India, and Royal Enfields serve as the perfect canvas for bike builders. Neo-classic designs like scramblers, café racers and bobbers are the flavours of the time. Here’s a list of top 6 modified Royal Enfield Classic bikes in India, built by some of the most talented craftsman’s in the country.
Modified Royal Enfield Classic 500 ‘Reckless’ Scrambler by Bulleteer Customs
Seen here is a customised scrambler, called ‘Reckless’, by Bulleteer Customs. Based on the Royal Enfield Classic 500, the ‘Reckless’ is a personal expression of style by the owner of the workshop. Apart from the cosmetic changes, the bike also comes with mechanical upgrades.
The modified Classic 500 scrambler gets chopped fenders and a tanned brown leather-finish to the single-piece elongated seat. It receives a custom-made fuel tank and KTM 390 Duke sourced inverted front forks. The ‘Reckless’ scrambler comes with Daymaker LED headlight with rugby helmet-style grille, while it rides on 18- and 15-inch wire-spoke wheels at the front and back.
Mechanically, the Classic 500 ‘Reckless’ scrambler sources power from a re-bored 540 cc engine, with revised sprockets and a custom free-flow K&N filter. The bike builder reveals that the motorcycle gets power tuning on the VM36 Mikuni carburettor, which has significantly increased the power output. However, Bulleteer Customs hasn’t disclosed the exact power figures.
Modified Royal Enfield Classic 350 ‘Stardust’ café racer by Maratha Motorcycles
The ‘Stardust’ café racer, based on the Royal Enfield Classic 350, is designed and built by Mumbai-based Maratha Motorcycles. The Stardust is a craft-house café racer, which takes design inspiration from the multi-faceted radiant diamond. The highlight of this custom build is the colour-changing chroma flair paint scheme.
The royal pearls in the paint job represent grains, which are refractory pieces of ‘presolar stars.’ The Royal Enfield Classic 350 ‘Stardust’ café racer features handcrafted parts like the café-style fuel tank, rear cowl, and the rectangular air-filter and battery box. The bike comes with hand chamfered peripheral parts like headlight mounts, swingarm, and exhaust system.
The motorcycle features a custom triple clamp with clip-on handlebars integrated turn indicators. The bike rides on 16-inch wire-spoke wheels that wrap on classic café racer tires manufactured in England. The ‘Stardust’ café racer comes with matte black treatment to the cycle parts and frame.
Modified Royal Enfield Classic 350 ‘Envy’ by Eimor Customs
Hyderabad-based Eimor Customs has modified the Classic 350 into a neat scrambler, called ‘Envy’. Staying true to its name, the motorcycle has all it takes to make other custom builds envy it with the clean design. The bike gets a tear-drop fuel tank, chopped fenders, and a tanned green quilted-seat.
The Royal Enfield Classic 350 ‘Envy’ scrambler receives a small circular headlight with a yellow tint, an asymmetric twin-pod instrument cluster, and a custom exhaust pipe. The fuel tank and fenders feature a matte army green paint scheme, while the other peripheral parts receive matte black treatment.
The motorcycle comes fitted with 19-inch front and 18-inch rear wire-spoke wheels that run on knobby dual-purpose tyres. The suspension hardware, wheels, and engine are all stock, while the frame gets some modifications.
Modified Royal Enfield Classic 500 ‘Matilda’ bobber by Rajputana Customs
The ‘Matilda’ is a custom-built bobber from Jaipur-based Rajputana Customs, which is based on the Royal Enfield Classic 500. Apart from the engine and the front disc brake, all other parts on the bike are custom-built. The motorcycle features a hard-tail chassis, a peanut-shaped fuel tank and bobber-style short fenders at the front and back.
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 ‘Matilda’ bobber comes with a spring-loaded saddle, custom-made air-filter and battery box, flat handlebar with machined risers, and KTM 390 Duke sourced inverted forks up front. The wire-spoke wheels pair with classic-design wide-profile tyres, while the motorcycle gets matte black underlining.
Modified Royal Enfield Classic 350 'Maverick Scrambler' by Dochaki Motorcycles
The 'Maverick Scrambler' is based on the Royal Enfield Classic 350, and custom-built by Pune-based studio Dochaki Motorcycles. The Maverick Scrambler gets a custom-built rear frame, side panels and the single-piece seat. The short mudguards at the front and back, wide handlebar, and round headlamp add to the design of the scrambler.
The Royal Enfield Classic 350 'Maverick Scrambler' seems to have taken the design inspiration from the Triumph Bonneville family. The motorcycle gets a candy blue paint scheme with silver accents and black pinstripes.
The scrambler rides on an 18-inch rear and 19-inch front wire-spoke wheels with beefier off-road knobby tyres. The taillight and turn indicators feature after-market LED components. The bike also gets a chrome free-flow exhaust with an exhaust-wrap.
Modified Royal Enfield Classic 350 'Brat Bobber' by Grid7 Customs
The final motorcycle is a brat-style bobber, modified by Thrissur, Kerala-based Grid7 Customs and based on the Royal Enfield Classic 350. As the name suggests, the bike oozes the brat-style design characteristics with aplomb. The Royal Enfield Classic 350 'Brat Bobber' uses the stock chassis (with matte silver finish), while the round fuel tank is mounted higher on the frame.
The motorcycle comes with sleek fenders, Thunderbird-sourced projector headlight, wide handlebar and bobber-style quilted seat. The bike gets aftermarket LED rear turn signals and taillight, while the front indicators are integrated into the bar-ends.