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Rajputana Customs – ‘8 Ball’

Posted on October 22, 2011 by Andrew in Bobber. 26 comments

If it can be done with a Enfield, Rajputana will do it

You want another bike, and you want it bad. But you know the awkward, tense, likely-to-be-sleeping-on-the-couch discussion with your partner about the money that you should be spending on the mortgage/rent/credit card payments will be a killer. The more ordinary amongst us would probably leave it at that. God knows I would. But not one Mohit Sharma from a little place west of Asia you may have heard of called “India”. See, when he wanted a new bike for his stable, he didn’t ask the misses. Oh no. As a matter of fact he didn’t tell her at all; what he did was build this here bike you see before you and then give it to her as an anniversary present. Genius or what? We’re pretty sure the Nobel Prize doesn’t have a “Contributions to Bike Collecting” category, but if it did then this Sharma dude would be a dead cert.

Vijay from Rajputana takes up the story. “The bike was built as an anniversary present from Mohit Sharma to his wife Anjali Sharma, it has a detachable pillion seat which you cant see in the pictures. This is the 8th bike from RCM and coincidentally Mohit is a great pool player… this gave birth to the whole “8 Ball” theme.”

“Apart from that what I can say for sure is that we have just begun to scratch the surface of Royal Enfield’s potential as a donor bike for single cylinder custom bobbers. A few changes in the frame, metal fabrication of the tank, toolbox, extending the swing-arm etc really make a big difference to the overall look without having to spend extensively on a custom build.”

Now THAT’S a tail light

Impressive stuff – both from Mohit AND Vijay. Never one to waste time, Vijay has promised us an exclusive on his next masterpiece which, if their recent track record is anything to go by, will be ready in the next two and a half minutes. Probably sooner. And if you want in on a little secret, we’re prepared to let slip a little tidbit of information about the next bike that will probably catch you unawares. You see, it’s not actually an Enfield…

  • Germany

    best fuckin  custom ever done

  • Vir

    lol we know we know i have seen it in the work shop let me tell you it will be awesome. 

  • larry

    nice jobs buds …larry from delhi 

  • Vineeth Pillai

    Amazing peace of work Keep it up guys proud of you 

  • G~unit

    love the wheels/tyres, there is some serious frame mods going on up front – any specs anywhere?

  • UncleB

    Single cylinder heaven! Way to go!

  • revdub

    Another awesome bike. Great build.

  • Manager

    sweet as

  • kshitiz

    super awsome…..its international……new level

  • Davooo

    interesting, I never noticed that enfields had the chain and rear drum on the same side. little detail, but kinda cool

    • Vir

      the new classics are like that the older ones are the other way round 

  • Clough729

    Front view? Bike looks great.

  • They certainly pop them out quick. Standard enfields look crap but these guys are proof that a turd can be polished. Top stuff, love the tail light.

  • Ugh

    Yeah, that looks pretty good. Love Enfields.

  • Mohit Sharma

    Thank u guys so much for all the appreciation and mentioning me n my wife in the article. This bike is the second best thing to have happened to me after my marriage ofcourse 😉

  • Davidabl2

    So exactly what kind of mill is in it? If Enfield it’s surely a model that’s not exported, methinks?

  • Mb_binu

    really planning to get some thing like this ..could you please give me a clue how much it ll cost for some thing like this ??

    • In a previous interview Vijay called Rs 1.5 Lakhs (about US$3000) a “restricted” budget. I’m guessing this one had a bit more cash thrown at it, so I’d say about Rs 3 Lakhs? Why don’t you just get in touch with the man himself?

      • Vir

        on his facebook page vijay says that a bike like 8 ball costs about Rs 2 Lakhs

  • HotelBushranger

    Good to know that the unit engine bikes can be made to look good…

  • Thats from Indiana? DAMN! It looks straight out of the US it even has the mans ruin theme! Great Job!

  • Mohit Sharma

    @kustomsandchoppers: not from indiana but India 🙂 dats even crazy right!!

  • Javed G.

    This is impressive! It’s great to see the custom bike culture exists in India as well.

  • Bbii

    Beautiful bike, now if only RE would come out with a 900cc air cooled engine, a new ‘Interceptor’,..they’ed really have something for the NA market.

  • Keyrunn

    Can any one tell me how to contact Rajputana Custom to modify my bike.
    I have send email to them many times but they do not reply to my email.
    If any one has any information on how to contact them please mail me on
    @hotmail:disqus Please!!

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