Monday, August 27, 2012

Royal Enfield C5 bobber looks out of proportion

The Royal Enfield Bullet Classic C5 does not make a good bobber.
I've just written passionately about how much I like the Pup, a Royal Enfield bobber designed by Old Empire Motorcycles.

So it's not that I don't like bobbers.

Instead of looking sleek, this motorcycle just looks abbreviated.
But there is something ghastly about the technically very proficient bob job done on this Royal Enfield C5 Bullet, for sale on CraigsList in Westbend, Wis.

The problem, I think, is that the C5 is an upright motorcycle and its front wheel is small. Removing the tinware destroys the proportions, leaving the remaining motorcycle looming over its wheels.

I don't mean to insult the seller: to each his own. Others may find it attractive. They must be blind.

Bob job spoils the C5's classic looks.

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