Royal Enfield motorcycles are loved all around the globe. However, we can say that they have an all-together separate fan base in India. Especially, custom bike manufacturers and tuners love RE motorcycles as they are ideal for modification and customization. We have also shown modified Royal Enfield motorcycles like the Neelkantha 650 custom bagger from TNT motorcycles here in the past. Well, the custom bike that we are showing you today comes with a unique modification which to our knowledge has done for the first time in India.
Jaggi Customs, Jalandhar, Punjab-based automotive workshop has turned a Royal Enfield Thunderbird X motorcycle into a cool tricycle. Well, that is not the only highlight of the bike. Interestingly, the custom trike comes with a reverse gear as well. The major modification on the RE Thunderbird X is the addition of an axle with two new black alloy wheels at the rear. The swingarms have also been changed and a long footrest is also added to increase comfort level.
The video of the custom trike was uploaded on a YouTube Channel that goes with the name of MotoMahal. The video shows the modifications on the motorcycle and also how the reverse gear works. One just have to pull a lever to apply the reverse gear and the trike will start moving backwards on acceleration. The video shows the Royal Enfield Thunderbird X custom trike going reverse in circles and how it can come handy in tight situations. Also, a trike can be very helpful for old people and differently-abled riders. Besides that, they are much safer in heavy traffic and in bad road conditions as compared to a bike.
Jaggi Customs has applied for a patent for their reverse gear system. The custom trike was completed in about 4-5 months. However, the expense on the customization has not been revealed by the makers.