After multiple bike builds, Mumbai based Cafe Nomads has now converted a Royal Enfield Machismo into a Café Racer which would stand out in a crowd.
With loads of bikes available in the Indian market, the customer is spoilt for choices. However, most of the bikes which are exclusive are either too expensive or too impractical. For the ones who want to make a statement with their bike and want it to depict their personality, getting a bike customized is the best and a relatively cheaper option. While there are many custom bike makers across India, very few can boast of good craftsmanship and component quality. Having taken a look at the KTM Duke Street Tracker made by Cafe Nomads earlier, their new bike managed to impress us too.
Built from a Royal Enfield Machismo, the bike gets plenty of modifications to make it what it is. While the purpose of the build was to make a Café Racer, the intent was to build one which was comfortable enough unlike most bikes of the category. One look at the bike and lots of changes can be seen. Head on, the headlight cover and the knobby off-road tyre are the first visual changes which strike the viewer. Move along to the side and you would notice the modified fuel tank which gets indents for the rider’s knees along with a new handlebar which also gets bar-end mirrors.
Coming to the performance of the bike, nothing major has been done in this department with the noticeable changes being up-jetting and reducing weight wherever possible. Since the stance isn’t too aggressive, it makes for a good daily ride. While the bike is heavy, it touches a top speed of 125 km/hr which is commendable for a Royal Enfield bike. Converting this motorcycle from a scrap like condition to this took Mr. Keyne Wilson, owner of Cafe Nomads around 45 days and it costed Rs. 1.5 lakhs excluding the bike’s cost. Interested in getting your bike customised by this passion driven custom workshop? Contact them on +91-90047-90280.