Zeus Bobber based on Royal Enfield Classic by Neev Motorcycles
Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycles including Classic, Bullet and Thunderbird were discontinued after BS6 emission standards came into effect
Royal Enfield motorcycles are among the most custom motorcycles in the aftermarket industry. A sturdy frame allows designers to modify them in a whole new configuration. This is further facilitated by simple and pragmatic retro designs of the base models.
Delhi-based aftermarket parts shop Neev Motorcycles have created many custom Royal Enfield bikes that have a unique makeup while retaining the classic Royal Enfield features underneath. Another motorcycle of this type was designed and conceptualized by Neev which reminds us of the good old choppers of Western markets.
Royal Enfield Classic Bobber Zeus – Design Improvements
The donor model used in this case is a Classic 500 which has been converted to a bobber. The bike at the start looks outrageous and something extraordinary and therefore was aptly named after the Greek god “Zeus”. Going into detail, the bike has been fitted with a unique fuel tank design that reinforces it with intricate curves to add a glimpse of novelty to its styling.
As is evident, the bike features minimal body panels which give it a clean look. He wears a beautiful two-tone custom paint with shiny black and matte silver. The exhaust has been designed and made from stainless steel which looks premium and lovely.
Other bespoke parts include finely crafted handlebars, toolbox, and fenders that are aesthetically pleasing. All of the components mentioned above were built by hand.
The front and rear fenders have been shortened while the front forks have been covered with aluminum bars. At the rear, the folks at Neev incorporated a longer swingarm which is attached to the presumably original twin shocks.
Other handcrafted accessories include a carburetor cover, wheel covers and a new leather seat. Components such as the headlight, taillight, turn signals, mirrors and a single housing instrument console are premium aftermarket accessories.
There aren’t many details regarding the motorcycle’s engine, so it’s assumed that the original powertrain is in place. This 499cc air-cooled, fuel-injected single-cylinder engine produced 27 hp at 5,250 rpm and peak torque of 41.3 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The engine is linked to a 5-speed gearbox. The suspension setup consists of a telescopic front fork and two gas shocks at the rear.
Braking is provided by a 280mm disc at the front and a 240mm disc or drum at the rear. The motorcycle runs on original 18-inch metal spoked wheels with larger tires. With an increase in diameter and a new swingarm, the wheelbase of the original Classic 500 has been slightly lengthened.