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Monday, March 5, 2012

Royal Enfield bobber surprises with stock frame color

Gentle shade of green gives away the Royal Enfield under this bobber.
In its stock green color, Royal Enfield's Bullet Classic C5 motorcycle looks suitably retro. But not many would consider this gentle shade of green a street-tough, no-holds-barred color.

Custom builder Dave Perewitz turns that impression around with his Royal Enfield bobber, shown at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in New York.

Peeking out from inside the iron fist of a boulevard brawler is the velvet hand of a pastel Royal Enfield C5.

Some refer to the mild color as "turquoise." It seems an unnatural choice for a bobber until you see it here. Then it just looks eye catching.

Perewitz Cycle Fabrication in Bridgewater Mass. is the home of Dave Perewitz, 2006 winner of the Discovery Channel Biker Build-off. Its web site describes Perewitz as self-taught, beginning with his first motorcycle in 1967. Their proud claim is that 100 per cent of the custom motorcycles they turn out are street ridden.

Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT reports wrote that, for the show bike, Perewitz changed the front wheel, modified the front fender and shortened the front end. He added mini ape-hanger handlebars, low seat, new exhaust pipe, shortened rear fenders and new turn signals.

Wilkinson wrote that Perewitz intends to make the parts used in his Royal Enfield conversion available in kit form. Perhaps that explains why the green "shows through." It illustrates how many changes have been made.

Royal Enfield USA vice president Ron Greene shows off the Perewitz custom and discusses it in this CAC-TV video:

2 comments:

  1. Looks cool! I'm not in love with the handlebars,but,different strokes,as they say...very nice!

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  2. Lose the silly handlebars!

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