Royal Enfield's stand at the Bike Shed Show 2019 included a modified Himalayan that packed a turbocharger and designed to survive anything. Christened as the MJR Roach, the modified Royal Enfield Himalayan features a substantially more rugged styling and premium hardware that give it a unique look.
For starters, the fascia drops the stock headlight for a four-pod projector light. The windscreen has also been removed and instead a custom panel has been installed above the headlamps. The suspension setup at the front has also been revised, and the modified Royal Enfield Himalayan comes equipped with upside-down telescopic forks. The rear continues to use a monoshock suspension.
The crash bars and the headlight surrounds match the new paint that has been given to the chassis. The yellow belt that runs through the top-centre of the motorcycle adds a nice contrast to the visuals.
The fuel tank is the same as that of the stock motorcycle, but the seat is a modified one. The pillion part of the saddle and the footpegs for the passenger have been removed for a rider-only setup. Another massive change comes at the back where the customised motorcycle trades the stock wire-spoke wheel for an alloy unit. The front wheel, on the other hand, is the factory-fitted 21-inch wire-spoke wheel. Both the front and rear wheels feature off-road spec knobby tyres.
A single-sided unit, which adds a premium touch to the overall package, has replaced the twin-sided swingarm. The conventionally positioned stock exhaust has been removed, and instead, there's a custom, twin-pipe unit. The pipe gets an exhaust wrap that enhances the off-road persona of the bike.
The addition of a turbocharger would have improved the performance numbers on the Himalayan, but the specs are not available. The stock motorcycle, for reference, uses a 411 cc, single cylinder, air-cooled, SOHC engine with fuel injection that develops 24.5 bhp of power at 6,500 rpm and 32 Nm of peak torque at 4,250 rpm. This engine comes mated to a five-speed transmission.
Stopping power comes from a disc brake on both wheels. The modified Himalayan, with a single-sided swingarm, has a reposition rear disc brake.
The motorcycle indeed looks ready to survive anything, and it is indeed a commendable job. If you’re looking for a more practical mod-job that you can integrate on your Royal Enfield Himalayan, check out the motorcycle designed by Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles.