All eyes have been on Royal Enfield at the recent Wheels and Waves festival in Biarritz, as the manufacturer unveiled their first ever factory built customs to an enthusiastic audience.
Based on the Classic 500 and Continental GT, Royal Enfield eventually pulled the covers off the two equally striking but very different bikes.
The Dirty Duck, pictured on the left, is a scrambler bike featuring a unique snorkel developed by the team at Harris Performance, in tribute to 4-wheel off-road legends like the Land Rover Defender. An aluminium sump guard give it a level of off-road protection, whilst spoked wheels and our TKC 80 tyres complete the look and allow the bike to take to the dirt.
Royal Enfield say the Mo’ Powa’, pictured on the right, is their rendition of a Dragster meets Mad-Max machine, with a built in turbo charger and a rear swing arm from the Continental GT for a longer wheelbase. The front forks have been lowered with stiffer springs, and it also features K-Tech rear shocks and flat bars, along with another custom exhaust from Harris Performance. The spoked wheels have been fitted with our latest TKC 70 tyres – a dual-purpose tyre ideal for use both on and off-road, without any compromise in performance until you hit the thick mud.
As to whether or not we’ll see these bikes go into production, Royal Enfield are remaining tight lipped, but the rumour is that we may see some kind of custom kits and add-ons to allow owners to personalise their bikes to their individual tastes in the not too distant future.