So your dream has finally materialized! Congratulations on getting your hands on a Royal Enfield. When it comes to modification and customisation, Royal Enfield motorcycles are known to be one of the most versatile bikes out there that can be shaped according to the rider’s imagination. There are plenty of accessories available in the market that will make your Enfield stand out, no matter which model it is! Do note that certain accessories may void the warranty of your motorcycle and adding accessories that are not a part of the OEM may not be legal and are purely at the owner’s risk. Always ensure that you buy parts that is compatible with your motorcycle. Ending up with something which your bike is not able to handle may have undesired or even disastrous consequences. This thread is dedicated to all the interesting, functional and even quirky accessories and modifications that one can install in their Enfield. Alloy Wheels: Alloy wheels are one of the most basic and easy to install custom parts that can be done on a Royal Enfield. A proper set of alloy wheels can really help improve your motorcycle’s style quotient. Alloy wheels not only look cool, but are, in a way, practical too. Alloy wheels can easily accommodate tubeless tyres and with a set of good Pirelli tubeless tyres, the combination is undoubtedly the best. Sure they are pricey, but they offer excellent road grip. If price is a constraint, then the MRF Zapper series will suffice, I guess. They don’t offer as much grip as the Pirellis, but last much longer. There are various styles available in the market. One of the most popular ones are made by a brand called Sachdeva Motorcycle Company. It owns the sub-brand Prado which makes really cool Harley Davidson-type rims, for one. They look really good on the Thunderbird! Prices start at around Rs 8,500 approximately. The only disadvantage of using alloy wheels is that they are not flexible enough to take the impact while riding off-road. So, for off-roading, spoke wheels are the most preferred.
PC: youtube.com Exhaust: Yes, in the newer Enfield models, the traditional ‘thump’ has become a lot more muted than before. This is due to the ever tightening emission norms. This has led to riders going for aftermarket parts that give the desired exhaust note. There are a number of exhaust cans like Short-Bottle, Indori, Long-Bottle, Wildboar, Megaphone, etc; available for around Rs 3,000. Sure, it will sound exactly the way you’d want but the problem with these exhausts is that they may not be of good quality and may negatively affect the engine in the long run. If you want a good quality exhaust, it will set you back by at least Rs 9,500. Brands like Khalidaro and Red Rooster Performance make pretty good quality ones.
PC: royalenfield.com LED Lights: The right set of LED lights can vastly improve the ride quality by providing better illumination at night. You can check out good quality lights like Cree. You can also install rear strobe lights which is quite useful in showing your presence on the road. Most car/ heavy vehicle drivers tend to miss out the bike riders. I wouldn’t suggest you install fancy projectors or headlight- strobes. They not only look tacky but also can be a huge nuisance for oncoming vehicles. Use LEDs only when the road illumination is not sufficient.
PC: royalriders.com Saddlebags/ Tank bags: For some riders, no Royal Enfield is complete without saddlebags! You can either get throw-over saddlebags if you’re looking for versatility or you can get those metal Leh- Ladakh touring kits if you’re into hardcore touring. I personally prefer throw-over ones as they can be easily removed after the trip. Tank bags are best suited to carry essentials like bike papers, you can also keep your camera so that it is easily accessible. There are some tank bags that are compatible for DSLR cameras too. Brands like ViaTerra, Cramster, Rynox, Dirtsack have different kinds of saddlebags for various models and for different purposes as well. Most of these products aren’t too expensive either. For around Rs 3000 - Rs 4000 you can get a pretty decent one.
PC: nh4motorheads.com Windshield: A windshield will truly complete the cruiser look and there are a lot of custom ones available in the market. Some look really well made while other just look out of place and horrible. So, when going for a windshield, it’s advisable to go for one which matches with the design flow of your motorcycle. Of course these windshields may not be aerodynamically tested, but I don’t think there will be any major difference up to 80 kph. And 80 kph is the recommended speed for all Royal Enfield owners! :P
PC: 2040motos.com Crash guards: One of the most important thing to install in a brand new motorcycle are crash guards. Buy a sturdy one which can take the load of the bike in case it tips over. In my opinion, installing crash guards on both the front and the rear is even better as it will protect both the front and rear portion of the bike. You can also wind some tow rope around so that it comes in handy when the bike gets stuck.
PC: royalenfields.com You can also check this thread for more accessories. Do expand this thread if you guys have more accessories to add.
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