5 Best Royal Enfield Modifications

Editor@Throttle|Updated: July 20, 2018 9:37
Custom bikes have always caught attention of motorcycle lovers.  The urge to stamp your identity onto your bike is strong, and people have been customising their motorcycles, either for performance or appearance, since they were invented.  Custom houses across the world are always coming up with interesting designs to satisfy the tastes of motorcyclists. Royal Enfield, the most old bike maker is very famous and is the most popular OEM for custom modifications.
Here are some of our Royal Enfield modifications that gathered a lot of attention :

Custom bike builder Jesus de Juan has created the Royal Enfield Classic 500 Green Fly off-roader that was on display during the Auto Show. The idea has been traced back to the Mo'Powa and Dirty Duck which were seen at the 2016 Wheels and Waves Show in France and bring a new side of the retro motorcycle. Underneath, the Green Fly gets modified tubes and sports a modified rear section, while the dual shock absorbers have been replaced by a single monoshock unit inclined towards the left. The other hardware also witnesses upgrades including new Upside down forks in the front replacing telescopic units, while braking power comes from a petal disc brake up front and a single disc unit at the rear.  


The spoked wheels from the standard Royal Enfield Classic 500 have been replaced by the funky alloy units on the off-roader. You also like the all-black treatment given to the engine. while completing the off-road look at the massive 140-section front and 150-section rear tyres. Royal Enfield Spain is yet to confirm if any changes were made to the engine of the custom built model. In its stock guise, the RE Classic 500 uses a 499 cc single-cylinder engine tuned to produce 27.2 bhp and 41.3 Nm of torque, paired to a 5-speed gearbox. Safe to say, the Green Fly is a one-off, but anyone looking for ideas to modify their Royal Enfield can certainly find inspiration.  


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GRID7 Customs, a Kerala based modifier has built the Royal Enfield Himalayan, adding few bits like custom exhaust, green body shade, altering seats and headlight of the motorcycle to help it achieve the exclusivity with much ease. They have mainly concentrated on exhaust systems and this one was built for better performance too.


They first removed the extra mudguard that was placed under the headlight. The tank grill, instrument console and even the front headlight was removed for the custom setup. After adjusting new clamps and fittings, the motorcycle got a tyre makeover. The front 21 inch was replaced with 18 inch rim with 110/80 section rubber. The new rim at the back now supports 140/70-17 tyre for better looks and traction. After removing the tail piece, the number plate was attached to the left portion of swingarm. The motorcycle was fully repainted into Matt Forest Green and the stock exhaust was replaced with under seat unit with dual outlets.




Federal Moto is a custom motorcycle builder based out of Chicago, Illinois, USA. The company has built a custom Royal Enfield Continental GT called the ‘Grand Trunk Express’.  As the name suggests, the bike takes inspiration from the Chennai-Delhi Grand Trunk Express, one of the oldest trains operated by the Indian Railways. The paint job is dedicated to the Indian Railways as well. 


The blokes at the workshop have stripped the 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT to its bones and given it a neo-retro theme. For starters, they have replaced the stock fuel tank with the one from the Honda CB360. The rear subframe is a custom unit which holds the quilted leather seat. A monoshock unit has replaced the rear twin shocks.The circular custom headlight sits between the lowered forks. The low-set clip on handlebars with subtle switchgear is from Posh Japan, while the analogue-digital instrument cluster is from KOSO. Federal Moto has draped the engine in satin black with hand-brushed aluminium covers. 


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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 got a neat makeover through Eimor Customs. Ivory Black, as they call their new built, is actually a premium cruiser inspired design language that has been applied on a decently powered Thunderbird 500. One thing that makes it really impressive is the use of perfectly sized twin headlights that look inspired from Triumph Thunderbird LT. Here are the changes that were required for making Ivory Black out of a stock Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500.


The front wheel has been replaced with a 19 inch thick tyre that adds to the macho look of the motorcycle. The alloy wheels are dual tone and carries an impressive design. Surprisingly, the rear wheel has been replaced with a 15 inch thick wheel. The front suspension gets rubber coverings while the fuel tank is finished in White and gets Golden painted Royal Enfield moniker on itself. Both the disc brakes are kept in place for getting the perfect braking power on the motorcycle. The engine bay is finished in Black with chrome highlights and matching Black custom exhaust for added visual appeal. The stock front fender makes way for an aftermarket unit while the seat has been finished in Dark Brown shade.




Delhi-based TNT Motorcycles have converted a Royal Enfield Classic 500 as a touring scrambler. The bike gets custom parts with a generous use of weight-saving carbon fibre.  The Royal Enfield Classic 500 RE535 touring scrambler uses a rebored powertrain with an output of 29 bhp. The engine, which in its stock form displaces 499 cc and produces 27.2 bhp of maximum power at 5,250 rpm and 41.3 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm.


The custom Royal Enfield Classic 500 gets a custom handlebar with handle riser, new side panels, swingarm borrowed from KTM, triple headlight assembly, engine protector with skid plate, re-routed exhaust assembly with undertail canisters and 19-inch off-road tyre up front. The custom Royal Enfield Classic 500 also gets a digital speedo, navigation device, cigarette lighter, USB charger and mobile phone holder. The rear wheel gets an 18-inch tyre and both ends get alloys. The ground clearance has been increased to a hefty 254 mm.


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Conclusion :

These are just a few of the customizations done on Royal Enfield bikes. We would love to know about your favourite customizations on various bikes. Do let us know if you come across any such beautiful modifications at support@throttle.club