While we’ve seen many retro-styled custom motorcycles based on Royal Enfield models, this modified Royal Enfield Desert Storm 500 not only offers tons of classic charm but has got a vintage World War II-look. Customized by Eimor Customs, this motorcycle has been named ‘Donnie Brasco’.
At the front, the customizers have used a 4.25×18” big block, MRF Moto C tyre. The front-end also gets a sleeker fender with the registration plate mounted on top of it. The front forks have been painted black and the headlamp binnacle has been removed in favour of an exposed setup. There’s also a Royal Enfield badge near the front forks. Moving on, the motorcycle also gets black-painted crash guards that carry an auxiliary lamp each.
Once astride, you’ll be quick to notice that the original handlebar has been retained. The mirrors come from the Standard model. The fuel gauge is placed on the headlight casing and an ammeter has been added. The original fuel tank has been updated with thigh pads matching the seat upholstery. The fuel-filler cap gets an ‘Om’ sticker. Also, a brass trim has been used in some places. Even the fender-mounted front registration plate is made of brass. The handlebar end weights are also made of brass and bear the company branding. The customizers have replaced the original seat with a vintage-look, tan brown, spring-style seat. Even the pillion seat is sleeker and gets the same tan brown upholstery.
There is also a brass token holder. To complete the World War II look, the customizer has installed a faux ammunition box that serves as a first aid box and a utility box. These have been fastened tight with genuine leather belts. The wheels and other parts have been tastefully powder coated in matte black. Even the exhaust pipe has been given a black finish. The rear wheel also gets a 4.25×18” big block, MRF Moto C tyre. The original grab-rail has been replaced with a smaller unit. The motorcycle gets vintage-style custom tail-light and indicators. The crash bar is a military-style butterfly crash guard. The entire motorcycle gets a glossy dark Prussian Blue paint scheme.[“Source-cartoq”]