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When Royal Enfields have a Mad Max streak to them.

Royal Enfield is rapidly shedding the Bullet tag (the bike thata��s still the most iconic Enfield) now that the Continental GT and the Himalayan are part of the range. In another departure from the tradition, REa��s entries to a French motorcycling/surfing event, Wheels and Waves, have been inspired by Mad Max. While not as spartan as the Yamahas and Gas Gas motorbikes used in the film, the off-road tyres, bolted on hand-built components and paint jobs on a Continental GT and a Classic 500 strongly remind us of The Wasteland. The custom jobs are the work of UK-based motorcycle parts manufacturer, Harris Performance, now owned by RE.

Amphibian ambitions
Harris Performance modified a Continental GT to make it a water-wading motorcycle and named it Dirty Duck. It can ford through shallow streams, thanks to water-friendly modifications like a snorkel, a sump guard under the chassis and a rerouted exhaust. The cafe racer-like round headlamp has been replaced with twin projector lights placed inside a metallic panel bolted on to the front which also houses a GoPro. Instead of flat handlebars, the custom gets raised bars.

Drag queen
The Moa�� Powaa�� is Harris Performancea��s take on how a Classic 500 would be prepared for the drag races. The pink and blue motorbike is equipped with a turbocharger. Other major mods are a hand-built exhaust, a rear suspension adjusted to accommodate the lower seat position and an orange ignition switch along with repositionable LED tail lamps.

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