ROYAL ENFIELD HAS UNVEILED TWO FACTORY CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES AT THE WHEELS & WAVES EVENT IN BIARRITZ, FRANCE, THE FIRST OFFICIAL CUSTOM BIKES FROM THE COMPANY.
Royal Enfield motorcycles are the most preferred base for customised two-wheelers in India, and now, the manufacturer itself has modified its products. For the first time, RE has officially introduced two factory-built custom bikes at the Wheels & Waves custom bike show in Biarritz, France. Built in the UK, the first custom bike is a scrambler, christened the ‘Dirty Duck,’ while the second one is a dragster, named the Mo' Powa'.
The Royal Enfield Dirty Duck is based on Royal Enfield's flagship model, the Continental GT. Although the parent motorcycle is a cafe racer, the Dirty Duck gets the characteristics of an off-roader with deep water wading snorkels. The bike also gets high mounted free-flow exhaust and the stock rubber has been replaced with off-road oriented Continental TKC80 tyres. There are some alterations in the chassis and steering geometry as well and there is a luggage rack at the shortened tail section.
The redesigned headlamp on the Dirty Duck features two stacked projector headlamps integrated into a metal plate and the twin-pod instrument cluster has been replaced with a small digital unit. The company told that the stock fuel tank of the bike has been naturally rusted to tell a tale of its long life of surviving adventures.
The Royal Enfield Mo' Powa' is a turbocharged version of the Classic 500 in a dragster style. The wheelbase of the bike has been increased using a longer swingarm and the stance has been lowered with the stiffer front forks. The bike also gets a K-Tech rear shock, and a flattered handlebar completes the dragster look of the bike.
The most important customisation in the Mo' Powa' is the turbocharged engine which gets a carburetor instead on the stock fuel injection system. A boost gauge takes the position of the fuel gauge and it also gets a high-performance exhaust system developed by Harris Performance. The front wheel is stock while the rear is a new Excel drag spec rim and the stock tyres have also been replaced with Continental TKC70 dual sport rubber.
Both of the bikes have been factory-built, but only for the Wheels & Waves custom festival and are not speculated to make an entry in the market. However, we can expect some options in the form of custom kits to personalise these motorcycles in near future.