When spoken about custom motorcycles, Royal Enfields come to the mind first; but Nashik based Ornithopter Moto Design has opted to chop and redesign a Bajaj Avenger 220 instead.
Eements that would catch a person's eye on the first glance are the metallic orange and black finish, and of course the Z-bar (handlebar). Ornithopter Moto Design has done away with both, the front and rear fenders of the motorcycle too.
If looked carefully enough, you can see the rear-end of the chassis has been trimmed, to get rid of all the exposed framework of the motorcycle and make way for the 15-inch wheels wrapped in 150 section tyres at the rear. The front end sits on a 17-inch, 120 section tyre.
The seat has been modified to house a single saddle, and side fairings have been chopped to blend with the overall design. The engine remains stock — a 220cc single-cylinder engine that makes 19bhp and 17.5Nm of torque, mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Since the motorcycle runs on larger, heavier tyres, performance will be marginally lower than a stock Avenger 220, but the modified exhaust system could give the chopper a bit of an advantage.
The custom built Avenger could feature a love it or hate it design, but the Dominar 400 in the image gallery below is sure to turn some heads.