About a week or so ago, Royal Enfield showcased four different custom motorcycles, designed and put by four different groups, as a part of its Custom World programme.
Based on the Standard 350 and the Classic 350, the models were built under the umbrella of RE’s ‘Classic REimagined’ project (get the pun here?), with each being vastly different from the other. Let’s take a closer look at them.
Built by the famous custom house Rajputana Custom Motorcycles, the Gaur harks back to the good ol’ times, quite literally. From its Bobber-inspired look to custom leather seats, unique levers, and a girder suspension to even drum brakes on both ends, the Gaur is a callback to the times when “men used to repair their own motorcycles.” Take that as however you want to. There’s no denying though, that the Gaur is a proper head-turner with chunky tyres on both ends and an all-black finish.
It’s easy to see where Neev Motorcycles got the inspiration for the name. Finished in a contrast of black and gold, anyone looking at the Divine would immediately thank the almighty. Again, inspired by a bobber-like design, the custom motorcycle gets a lower stance compared to the other entries on our list, with a custom swingarm, tank and hand-stitched leather seat. But the highlight here has to be its 16-inch wire-spoked balloon tyres and the matte black paint scheme.
How do you capture the essence of Delhi in a RE motorcycle? Add a deafening exhaust system? No. You paint it in dual-tone white and yellow colour scheme and add a sidecar to it. Adding to its retro charm, the motorcycle also gets a girder suspension at the front with a custom headlamp cowl and handlebar risers. There’s also a custom single-seat, and a copious amount of chrome to round things off.
Perhaps the most minimal and my favourite of the lot, is this yet-to-be-named Classic 350-based roadster which combines retro elements with modern looks. Packed with a 60s-inspired headlight dome, with a specially made fuel tank, swingarm and twin-seat, this Urban Roadster will demand your attention if you ever see one pass you by.
Image credits: Royal Enfield