Royal Enfield has earned an enviable reputation for its custom projects over the past few years. We’ve seen flat trackers, race-ready café racers and now the gang at the UK R&D centre has decided to take things one step further. They’ve taken a stock Himalayan and created the MJR Roach; a stretched out, turbocharged monster that wouldn’t look out of place in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

The Himalyan’s 411cc single cylinder motor has been treated to a Garrett GT 125 turbo. That’s right. They’ve added a turbocharger. And as you’d expect its power output is way up; from 24bhp to a claimed 50bhp. There’s also an extended single-sided swingarm and wheel assembly from Harris Performance.

But they’re not the only differences to the stock machine. The UK-based Custom Crew has been digging around in the parts bin – finding a set of USD MX forks, a nylon-leather ‘gripper’ seat, a fuel tank harness, Continental TKC80 knobby tyres, a quad-projector headlight, a Renthal Fatbar, and a custom switchgear.

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We’re not expecting to see this thing rolling off Royal Enfield’s production line anytime soon, but it’s great to see the UK design centre pushing the boundaries and coming up with some mad creations. There’s clearly a lot of talent, knowledge and expertise on hand. We can’t wait to see what they come up with next.

For more information Royal Enfield’s Himalayan, click HERE.

Ross Mowbray

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