Ever since WWII, people have been rebuilding perfectly running motorcycles in order to stand out from the crowd. They did this by customising their motorcycles in such a way that they didn’t look like any other, while some chose to be ahead of the crowd, rather than in it. And the cheapest and most effective way to go faster was to lose weight.
Who needs those deeply valanced mudguards and the pillion seats, anyway? Promptly, they were chucked away and the missus had to make her own travel arrangements. They were bad-asses, they didn’t mind spending the night on the couch. What was left behind was pure distilled motorcycle – an engine, a pair of wheels, a handle bar and just enough stuff to give some semblance of control. And tonnes of attitude.
From those beginnings comes the 8 Ball – the latest creation from Rajputana Customs. This motorcycle has been built around a new Royal Enfield 350cc unit constructed engine (UCE) and the frame is pretty much stock. In true bobber tradition, everything else has been sent to the scrapers, just the way we like it.
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