Just came across this stunning motorcycle on Bikermetric. No, it’s not the latest from Falcon Motorcycles – although it does look like they’ve taken inspiration from the Bullet Falcon. Surprisingly, it was built by a custom shop in India called Rajputana Custom Motorcycles. The bike was made for a famous Bollywood actor, model and singer named John Abraham. Vijay Singh, Rajputana Customs Co-Owner said: “The bike we have built for John is an extension of his personality and taste. For instance, the bike is subtle, simplistic, and a complete stand-out much like John’s calm and uncomplicated demeanor but amazing presence”. Doesn’t John sound like a catch?
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Simon Lister is a sound engineer by trade but has a passion for photography and riding motorcycles to places only a handful of adventurers would dare to venture. He has ridden Royal Enfield’s through Rajasthan in northern India and has recently returned home from the Himalayas traversing some of the tallest passes in existence. We love how Lister describes riding in India… “When you’re on the motorbike, the adrenaline is running the whole time. You see amazing things on the road, especially in India. You see funerals, people on the roads, thousands of trucks, elephants, camels, dogs, dead dogs, dogs eating dead dogs, cattle, what you smell, what you see, what you taste, everything. It’s an explosion of all your senses.” You can view his beautiful collection of photographs on Simon Lister Photography. [If you want to do a trip on a Royal Enfield around India visit Venture on Wheels and they will organize an adventure of a lifetime].
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Billy Joel isn’t just into Harley Davidsons. He actually has over 30 bikes with loads of cafe racers and bobbers. 20 of his bikes are on display in New York at Christy’s Art Center. It’s called ‘The Motorcycle as Art and Icon’ and we wish we were in NY to check it out. His beautiful Royal Enfield cafe racer built by Mike DePalo of UK Motorsports is among them. This is a great interview with Billy talking about his cafe racers…
Royal Enfield have announced 2 new models available in the states. The Bullet Classic C5 and the Bullet G5. They have the classic looks with the modern technology. From first impressions they look really nice. For all the specs and more detail visit Motorcycling Mag.
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Royal Enfield are selling aftermarket kits on its website now. They look ok, the scrambler kit looks much better than the cafe racer kit – the seat looks too square. There’s The Cafe Racer, The Scrambler and the Continental…