Kerala-based Team MRCE Workshop has created one of the most rugged looking modified Royal Enfield Himalayan that we have come across in the recent past.
Christened as the 410 EXC, the modified Royal Enfield Himalayan sheds the touring persona for an off-road focused endure styling. The revised fascia drops the round headlight for an aftermarket unit. A body coloured mask surrounds the new headlamp. The blinkers have also received an upgrade. The 410 EXC uses slimmer, LED blinkers at the front and the rear.
The off-road biased styling is further enhanced with a custom-built, tall-set front fender that is longer and wider than the standard units on the stock bike.
The revised cockpit features an aftermarket handlebar that is sourced from Renthal. A pair of knuckle guards ensure enhanced protection to the rider and the brake/clutch levers while elaborating the off-road-focused styling. The fuel tank design, too, has been revised, and the unit on the 410 EXC has recesses that are more prominent than the standard model.
A custom saddle follows the fuel tank and features a rider-only design. The new seat is designed to let the rider to move around while off-roading. It also seems to be sufficiently padded to offer better comfort on a long ride. Similar to the front, the rear gets a custom fender that receives a body coloured finish. Other swapped parts include an aftermarket exhaust that should deliver a sportier exhaust note than the stock unit. Lastly, the wire-spoke wheels use off-road spec knobby tyres to offer better grip over loose surface.
However, not all parts from the stock motorcycle have been tossed out from the window, and the modified Himalayan retains the factory-installed bash plate and side panel.
Mechanical changes to the engine have not been mentioned. The stock motorcycle, for reference, uses a 411 cc air-cooled, SOHC engine with a carburettor that makes 24.5 bhp of power at 6,500 rpm and 32 Nm of max torque at 4,250 rpm. The single-cylinder engine is paired with a five-speed transmission.
A disc brake on both wheels brings the motorcycle to a halt. However, unlike the new range, the motorcycle in the images does not get the safety net of ABS.
As said above, it is a commendable job does by Team MRCE. The folks responsible for the Royal Enfield Himalayan in the photographs deserve a round of applause.