At the Wheels & Waves custom bike show in Biarritz, France, Royal Enfield has showcased a custom motorcycle which looks absolutely badass. Calling it the Land Rover Defender of motorcycles, the bike based on a Continental GT has been called the ‘Dirty Duck’. Like the name? We do! This bike is Royal Enfield’s take on a utilitarian motorcycle with go anywhere ability.
The Dirty Duck is based on the flagship Continental GT motorcycle and gets the following changes:
- New Continental TKC80 block tyres
- Aluminium sump guard
- Shortened rear frame
- Luggage rack
- Seat wrapped in oiled leather
- Naturally rusted fuel tank
- Handcrafted snorkel by Harris Performance
- Modified airbox
- Straight through exhaust, no baffle
- Dual projector headlamp on a flat plate
- New instrument cluster
- GoPro camera mount
The cafe racer culture is growing worldwide and this bike with a badass, go anywhere looks and abilities takes the game a step further.
We wish such a motorcycle is available off the shelf, but given that Royal Enfield has set an example, it won’t be difficult for modifiers to replicate it. Also, given how rustic & utilitarian it is, one can easily push it to the limits without worrying about dents and scratches.
Engine is the same 535cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled motor which is the largest block for the manufacturer at the moment.