Kalka is a custom chopper built as an ode to the goddess Kali


The Royal Enfield Bullet has consistently been the favorite motorbike among customizers in the country for as long as one can remember. For many years, we’ve seen the Bullet and others flaunt numerous avatars from different custom shops around the globe and our country. With each change made to the motorbike, its unique personality has evolved and made it one of a kind. Here we have a look at a motorcycle which is a gorgeously modified Royal Enfield Bullet from the house of Kunwar Customs in Jaipur. The bike has been transformed into a stylish yet regal-looking laid-back hardtail chopper.

The team at Kunwar Customs modified the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 by changing almost everything in the bike. The chopper-style motorbike is called “Kalka” after the goddess Kali. The bike is pretty low-slung in its posture which immediately gives it the unmistakable personality of a much larger motorcycle like the Harley Davidson. The attention to detail and the customization on this motorcycle are phenomenal.

The motorbike has been given a compact, rounded headlight instead of the stock one. The front suspension installed is a vintage-style Springer one, which has been carefully crafted. We have seen the likes of the same on some vintage Norton and BSA bikes from the past. Since the bike is a hardtail chassis, the same has been rebuilt from the ground up carefully. A Hardtail is always devoid of rear suspensions, and to cushion the rider on bumps, there are little springs installed below the rider’s seat to add comfort. The front receives a tall 23-inch tire, with a beautifully spoked front rim. Since a chopper is incomplete without a fat rear tire, the rear receives a 280-section tire with spoked rims.

This chopper receives a bespoke Bullet’s ape-styled handlebar. This allows the rider’s POV to be very spacious and is another eye-catching feature. The bike receives modern controls from the previous-generation Royal Enfield Classic 350including an engine cutoff switch. Etched Brass with a custom design has been fixed on the handlebar levers and bar end weights.

The entire motorbike is painted in a dual-tone design of gloss and matte black, which is a nod to the goddess Kali. The bike also has a handmade pattern on the sides of the tank which adds a nice contrast and is a fascinating element. The Kalka logo is laser etched on the gasoline tank lid and the engine side tap cover, oil filter cap, and self-start motor cover, all replaced with engraved brass parts. Finally, we can see two specially created pipes that are the exhaust with the end of the brass cap.

We have seen many mods from Kunwar customs in the past (pulsar turned cafe racer, The lockdown build), but this one is the best to date and is nothing short of poetic. Let us know in the comments section what you feel about the mod.

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