Indian AD Customs are familiar with the Royal Enfield Classic 350. From scramblers to cafe racers, the timeless yet versatile model provided the perfect canvas for the custom shop’s creations. More recently, the Gujarat-based garage took a different direction with the Classic 350, turning the understated Enfield into a vintage-style bobber affectionately named Tribal 350.
In keeping with bobber conventions, AD Customs converted the Classic 350 twin-shock chassis to a semi-rigid frame and “coiled” the rear fender. The strut mounted mudguard and unique diamond stitched spring loaded saddle not only abides by the rules of the bobber, but also eliminates passenger accommodation in the process. At the other end, a beam fork fitted with a bespoke cantilever suspension provides a semblance of comfort.
A custom-mounted single round headlight sits on the front end of the beam, lining up to retro cosmetics with a yellow lens and headlight grille. In the cockpit, custom risers attach to a set of offset flat bars. To streamline the Tribal 350’s silhouette, AD Customs moved the speedometer to the starboard side of the gas tank. The original equipment retains the ease of use of the Classic 350, but leather grips and a black fuel cap bring the cockpit back in time.
Metal spoked wheels, engine trims and frame also receive the same all-black treatment. However, the silver fuel cell is distinguished by the marks AD Customs and Royal Enfield. In true bobber style, the Tribal 350 also features a side taillight, old-fashioned tires and a new hot-rolled exhaust system.
Although AD Customs mainly focused on the styling of the Classic 350, the store left the center stand intact for convenience. Performance also remains the same with a single disc front brake and rear drum brake still slowing the 19 horsepower Royal Enfield to a standstill. Yes, AD Customs is familiar with the Classic 350, but they’ve never built one with this level of craftsmanship and attention to detail.