Royal Enfield has ruffled some feathers at the Wheels and Waves 2019. The Chennai based motorcycle manufacturer has showcased an array of custom motorcycles at Wheels and Waves 2019, Biarritz, France. Wheels and Waves is one of Europe’s iconic motorcycle festival, focussed on classic and custom motorcycles.
The Custom builds exhibited by Royal Enfield at Wheels and Waves echoed that these bikes are indeed a perfect platform for customisation. Their simple, no-nonsense build allows the artists to express their creativity with almost no-limits. Lets take a look at this year’s custom builds
Nought Tea GT
This one is based on the Continental GT-650, developed hand-in-hand with Harris Performance. The Nought Tea GT is the Continental GT-650 for the racetrack. This build is completed by the custom performance and Ohlins suspension. The custom graphic highlights the flow of air over the motorcycle.
When the inevitable happens, Mjr Roach is who you look-up to. Designed to survive any apocalyptic event, this build takes a standard Himalayan and brings out the best of it. Highlights of this build are Chunky tires and One-sided, forged aluminium swingarm. The best of all, it adds a Garret Turbocharger.
Another Custom build of the GT-650, This one focusses on performance by stripping down. The all-carbon body and rims are complemented by custom made chassis parts and Ohlins suspension. The black and gold treatment by Rough crafts ensures that the Midas Royale is a head turner.
Malle Rally Royale
Highlighting the long distance caliber of the Interceptor 650, these two dedicated builds were done to take on the Great Malle Rally in 2019, an end-to-end ride – covering entire length of the UK. The build is comprised of long travel suspension and custom chassis parts from harris performance to make them ultimate rally competitors.
Two Smoking Barrels
This drag racer started its life as a continental GT-650, before undergoing the transformation at the hands of Sinroja. Instead of adding more power, Sinroja tried to strip down as much as possible, bringing down the weight to 150 Kgs.
Another Interceptor 650, built jointly by Royal Enfield and BAAK. This built takes a dig at past, with a bathtub-style rear fender concept and renders it in unique proportions. This build matches the old school and back to basics purity of the interceptor 650.
Images, courtesy of Autocar India
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