John Abraham contacted Rajputana Custom to make a special custom bike for him and it is named as Light Foot 500
John Abraham is a hard core automobile enthusiast like most of his fellow actors. His garage has some of the best high performance bikes and cars in the country which includes Kawasaki Ninja ZZR 1400, Ducati Diavel, Yamaha VMax, Suzuki Hayabusa, Yamaha R1, Yamaha RD 350, Lamborghini Gallardo, Nissan GT-R and the list goes on. But do you know he has a modified Royal Enfield Standard 500?
When he decided to have something special in two wheels to his collection, John Abraham contacted Rajputana Custom to make a special custom bike for him. The custom bike is named as Light Foot 500 and the bike got its name because everything is focused towards making the bike as light as possible to improve performance.
The custom shop took Royal Enfield Standard 500 as donor bike and the design has been completely changed. The front get small headlamp instead of bulky one of stock model to reduce weight. Instead of regular suspension, the custom shop has given girder fork suspension again to keep weight down which is the primary focus.
The stock handle bar has been replaced with a low slung one which has custom engraved brake and clutch liver. The custom shop has given single seat and rear fender is also chopped to reduce weight. The swing arm has been extended with most of the parts exposed. The front tyre is bigger compared to rear ones.
The custom shop has given smaller drum brakes at front and rear. The engine has been carried forward from regular bikes without any modifications. The 499 cc single cylinder engine puts out 27.2 bhp of power at 5,250 rpm and 41.3 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. This engine is mated to 5 speed gearbox.
The weight reduction will certainly improve performance and the low slung riding position cuts down drag, which help the rider to maintain triple digit speed easily. It took 6 months for Rajputana Customs to complete this project and the total price of modification is Rs. 6.5 lakh excluding the price of donor bike.