10 great modified bikes from TNT motorcycles: Royal Enfield to KTM Duke
The modification scene in India has a handful of modders who do outstanding work. Come to the northern part of the country and such modification houses become scarce. TNT Motorcycles from Delhi is an outlier known for building gorgeous bikes. The modder has worked on a wide range of motorcycle brands. Here are 10 of TNT's best mod jobs.
It was one of the motorcycles that made the customisation house famous. The Shunya is said to be the 'World's lowest Royal Enfield Bobber'. The donor motorcycle is a Royal Enfield Electra 350.
The design involves a custom built chassis with a Hardtail and a custom design front end springer suspension inspired by a 1948 Harley-Davidson.
The front fork has a rake of 45 degrees. The motorcycle was thoroughly tested after making digital renderings for chassis stability. The motorcycle was completely put together in-house and took more than 1000 man-hours to finish. At 8-feet in length, the Shunya looks extremely desirable.
Continental GT Roadster
The Royal Enfield Continental GT is a unique looking motorcycle in its stock form. TNT Motorcycles took the model, chopped and welded it to give it a different identity altogether. The Cafe Racer DNA of the motorcycle has been replaced with a more forward sitting posture.
The handlebar has been changed to a higher one while the swing arm gives way to a new customised, single-side swingarm. The chassis gets a red paint and the headlamp gets a sky blue tinge. The Continental GT also gets a new customised exhaust with muffler placed under the seat. A custom leather seat and a leather pouch complete the look of the motorcycle.
This steampunk-ish motorcycle was built for the IBW 2015 build off championship. The bobber sports a grey custom chassis and an elegant, conical red fuel tank. TNT Motorcycles has installed dark brown wood accents on the fuel tank.
In automotive terms, the word Kamaani means leaf spring and the motorcycle gets a girder damping with leaf suspension to get the name. The complicated setup also gets disc brakes. The setup is so unique that the custom house has applied for a patent for the same. The motorcycle is powered by a 500cc UCE engine taken out of a Royal Enfield Classic.
The beautiful Rasta is based on a Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight. The motorcycle gets a customised milled duralumin top tree plate, knurled steel handle risers with drag handlebar. The fuel tank has also been swapped with customised Rasta theme fuel cap. There is also a customised 9-inch wide aluminium wheel spoke with 80 SS spokes in the anti-clock arrangement.
The swing arm is also custom made. The motorcycle gets a customised metal paint job on the fuel tank with blacked out fittings and caps. The rear fender is handmade while the chassis has been modified to house a wider tyre kit.
Motocross culture in our country is next to zero. There are very limited options when it comes to motocross bikes in India. Seen here is a Yamaha YZF-R15 that has been transformed into a motocross-spec motorcycle.
The motorcycle retains the Deltabox frame but everything else moves about to take a beautiful final form. The motorcycle gets a customised fuel tank and custom exhaust that is now upswept. The clip-ons have been been replaced with a single piece handlebar. The motorcycle also gets off-road spec tyres and spoke wheels allowing it more flexibility.
Here are five more superbly modified bikes from TNT motorcycles.
The Harley-Davidson Night Rod based customised motorcycle is one of the most modified Harleys in the world. The motorcycle gets a customised chopper frame. It is also the only motorcycle in the country that features air ride suspensions that change the height according to the situation.
The motorcycle gets customised body panels giving it a very sharp look. There's a custom front fender, rear fender, single-side swing arm and a handcrafted rosewood cowl with laser engraving on it. The Night Rod gets a total of 144 custom parts. The motorcycle also gets Whistler Renegade wheels that have been imported specially for it.
It was one of the first modified motorcycles to come from the custom house. The Zeena is based on a Royal Enfield Classic 500 but looks nothing like the stock motorcycle. Only the engine, wheel hubs and the front disc brake unit have been retained. Everything else is handmade.
The motorcycle gets a 120mm wide and 21-inch tyre at front with a 240mm wide 18-inch tyre at the rear. The motorcycle gets a duplex chain system for more efficient torque transmission. The wheels have been beautifully woven in anti-clock spokes. The motorcycle gets an inverted front fork and a monoshock at the rear that rests on the custom swing arm.
The Willowpower is the drool-worthy modification done on KTM 390 Duke. The motorcycle gets a customised double cradle swingarm that enables it to hold a 240 mm tyre at the rear. The motorcycle gets customised handlebars, headlamp and tank. Willowpower also gets spoke wheels and purple painted chassis. The tank, on the other hand, has been painted chrome. It is one of the most extreme modification jobs based on a KTM motorcycle.
Bandit Custom "30"
The custom modification job based on the Suzuki Bandit 1250 is nothing short of extreme. The sober looking, semi-faired Suzuki Bandit looks cannot be found in the final product at all. The motorcycle gets a customised body kit with sharp edges.
The headlamp assembly now resembles that of a KTM Duke. The black paint job with red highlights makes the Bandit look deadly. The white three-spoke wheels have been converted to black and the motorcycle also gets a customised exhaust.
The Raftaar is a modification job based on Harley-Davidson Sportster 883. The motorcycle gets a matte-gloss dual paint finish with custom grille pads. The front fender is also handmade with dual paint finish. The Raftaar gets customised Ape handlebars with extended brake hose. The motorcycle rides on 130 mm 16-inch front and 240 mm 17-inch rear tyres.