The craze for modified automobiles is not new in India. Be it a car or bike, the demand for modified automobiles never goes out of fashion/ trend and a section of buyers are interested in them. But when it comes to modification, there are a lot more modified bikes in comparison to cars in India. In the capital city of Odisha- Bhubaneswar you will also find a lot of modified bikes. However, out of all the modified bikes in the city this modified Thunderbird 350 will definitely grab your attention.
This modified Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 looks more like a Harley Davidson than a Royal Enfield bike. The surprising thing about the bike is that it is not manufactured outside Odisha and is rather built in Bhubaneswar itself. Even though the modified Thunderbird 350 motorcycle appears to be very expensive it isn’t. The total amount of money spent on the bike for modification is Rs 1, 20, 000 and took 2.5 months to be fully prepared.
About the bike
The modified Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 which resembles a Harley Davidson is built by Ganga Patnaik. Ganga is a bike designer and modifier who has the experience of modifying more than 1000 bikes. In order to modify this special Thunderbird bike, Ganga spent 2.5 months of time which include many sleepless nights. He claims that the design of the motorcycle is self-styled. He also claims to design and built the chassis, lights, tank, and retro-designed handlebar. The only thing that has been carried from the original Thunderbird bike is the engine. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 was purchased way back in 2012.
About the manufacturer
Ganga owns a bike modification shop named ‘Next Level Modification’ which is located at the Chandrashekharpur area of Bhubaneswar. Ganga feels that he is blessed very much by Lord Jagannath and thanks to the almighty for his achievements. He considers himself more of an artist rather than a bike designer. He proudly says that his bikes can be found not only in Odisha but also outstate. Ganga is hopeful of manufacturing more popular modified bikes in the future. He also feels that the demand for modified bikes in set to increase in the future.
Other popular modified models
Even though there are a lot of modified models that are preferred by bike enthusiasts, the KGF model is most popular one. Around Rs 45,000 is required to for a KGF modification, says Ganga. On the other hand, modifications on the Bullet start from Rs 60,000.