Royal Enfield Classic 350 converted to beastly bobber by Rajputana Customs
It pays homage to Royal Enfield’s rich history with several special pieces
If there’s one motorcycle company that’s always stayed true to its roots, it’s Royal Enfield. Taking inspiration from this, Indian company Rajputana Customs (RCM) converted a 2022 Classic 350 into an old-school bobber with countless elements shaped to match the brand’s early 1900s models.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Customized by Rajputana Customs
One look at the custom Classic 350 and the bike appears like a beast, which explains why the Rajputana customs call it “Gaur”, i.e. a bison. As mentioned above, the inspiration for this project was RE’s rich history (it’s the third-oldest motorcycle company in the world), so the team spent several hours observing the old bikes of the world. ‘company. With the ideas on the whiteboard, the team rode in the donor bike – a 2022 Classic 350 – and so began the Gaur’s journey.
start at the top, the front suspension gave way to old-school ’30s-inspired beam forks made in-house by RCM. These forks open up to accommodate the custom front wheel (considerably wider than the stock unit) and have a pointed rake to improve handling. Rounding the front part is a bulb-style headlight with a silver nacelle next to hand-crafted handlebars, again inspired by old-school bikes.
In stark contrast, RCM gave the bike a classic custom seat complete with a cut-away rear fender and dual shocks. While the rear suspension remains “modern,” it gets shock covers to give off an old-school vibe and blend in with the rest of the bike.
Another great detail here is the front and rear drum brakes. These might not be as supple as the disc brake setup on the stock bike, but they look great, thanks to the chrome lettering on them. Talking about that, there are chrome inserts all around the bike, including the clutch/brake levers, crankcase, fuel tank (hand refinished) and airbox cover.
There are no major changes to the 349cc J-Series engine, but you do get a custom straight pipe. This should cause a slight increase in power and, more importantly, result in a glass-breaking exhaust note. To give you an idea, the stock 2022 Classic 350 makes 20 horsepower and 27 Nm.
Can you buy it?
This remains unclear for now. However, we know that Royal Enfield themselves sanctioned this project, so it’s possible the company is keeping it for display purposes only. On the other hand, RE could also auction it off to a lucky owner. In both cases, there’s little to no chance of it reaching the US unless you find a way to ship it here.