Royal Enfield put its best foot forward when it designed the Himalayan, a rough and tumble all-terrain bike that found its niche in overland and enduro applications. The Bali-based custom motorcycle builders at Smoked Garage saw the bike in a different light and set out to realize their vision for a futuristic flat-tracker.
The Himalayan SG-411 features a completely reworked suspension system, replacing the stock 41mm forks with a 43mm Showa variant and an Ohlins monoshock unit with remote reservoir. To complement the new suspension and fork design, the wheels were replaced with spoked and carbon-coated alternatives. Alongside custom machined triples and carbon fork guards, new Nissin four-piston calipers were added to the bike to increase its stopping power. The original bodywork was completely reimagined, making the Himalayan almost unrecognizable when compared to the stock platform. And, in an homage to Royal Enfield’s military roots, Smoked made sure to include the rugged Army Green paint job to finish off the baffling build.