ROYAL Enfield has partnered with five bike builders to produce some truly remarkable custom builds, showcasing its bikes, and the work of the likes of Mark Hawwa, Den Dimas, Off Grid Kits, Bandit 9 and Crazy Garage.
“The custom builds presented in the Asia Pacific markets reinstates that Royal Enfield motorcycles are the perfect canvas for customisation,” Royal Enfield’s head of business for the Asia-Pacific, Vimal Sumbly said.
“With pure and simple construction making them ideally suited for expressing creativity through unique expression of the best custom builders across the globe. Apart from uniquely interpreting the design language to make beautiful builds,” he added.
“Royal Enfield has been pushing the envelope with its custom builds in terms of capabilities as well. We truly believe that our custom motorcycle program gives builders the opportunity to explore their creativity, as well as inspire other local builders and two-wheeled enthusiasts.”
Royal Enfield partnered with Mark Hawwa – the founder of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride for a bolt-on custom build, working with a Continental GT 650 to produce a stunning cafe racer that’s equally at home tearing up the track.
The custom build was developed with no cutting or welding. It has been modified with an all-new stainless steel system, with enhanced engine power, and improved handling and suspension.
The seat unit with integrated tail light has been designed for the Royal Enfield and comes with various choices of upholstery colour and stitching. Autologue Design also sent over a set of their side covers and that unmistakable front fairing, a Reck 2.0.
The second bike is the Gemini T14, the very first build under the Bolt On Build (BOB) Project from Indonesia, which was developed by Den Dimas, one of the most influential Youtube content creators on teenage automotive enthusiasts in Indonesia.
Dimas reached out to custom builder Thrive and commissioned a bolt-on kit that Thrive can now sell to anyone. The bolt on parts forgo any chopping, cutting or welding that gives a new look to the base motorcycle.
The Off Grid edition (the third in the collection) has been built on Royal Enfield’s Himalayan and Interceptor INT 650 models, designed to combine a pure riding experience with Smoked Garage’s creative vision.
The inspiration was to create motorcycles that encourage riders to get out and get away from a year of lockdowns and computer screens. They offer the perfect tool to navigate the urban jungle and the wild landscapes that you have longed to see.
The Jaeger kit includes a surgical grade steel tank and front and rear cowl, dual LED headlights, custom speedometer, handlebars, front and rear turn signals, a custom front fender and gas cap.
There is also a custom twin exhaust and muffler system, steel mono-block mirrors and swing-arm extender, and customised foot pegs and controls, along with a weatherproof suede seat. Most impressively it all bolts on directly to the stock frame.
The custom motorcycle from Crazy Garage is uniquely differentiated in its style, keeping the original DNA of the Continental GT, and is ready to take to the track.
It includes high compression pistons, a hot cam and a heavy-duty clutch. Fuelling is controlled by a Dynojet Power Commander with auto-tune, which also compensates for the airbox removal and the custom free-flowing exhaust system.
There’s a Dynojet quick shifter too, to keep the power hitting the back wheel as much as possible. It’s combined with a quick-action throttle, and a handlebar switch that allows the rider to change the ignition map quickly and easily.