Monday, June 1

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Mansory Rolls-Royce Cullinan with surfboard
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Mansory Rolls-Royce Cullinan with surfboard

Purists and die-hard fans weren’t impressed when Rolls-Royce announced its plans to build an SUV, but the British high-end manufacturer had little choice but to cash in on the booming market for high-riding luxury cars. The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is the brands first-ever SUV and became its best-selling model and a fashion accessory for one-percenters. Tuning companies like Mansory have made much better-looking versions over the stock Cullinan. They have decades of experience refining all kinds of cars, including Rolls-Royces. Talking about this particular Cullinan, it features Mansory body kit which makes the SUV look more sporty. The front bumper is completely new, adding carbon-fiber wings and extra intakes. The Cullinan also comes with quad exhaust tips, a diffuser and trunk sp...
Royal Enfield Interceptor MCH scrambler. Limited to 10 units
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Royal Enfield Interceptor MCH scrambler. Limited to 10 units

The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is more popular in the international markets than it is here in India, especially in European countries. One such country in Europe is Latvia, where the RE dealer is currently offering a custom-made version of the Interceptor at a € 2530.00 premium over the bike’s standard price. The ‘Royal Enfield Interceptor MCH Scrambler’ is built by Moto Classic House - the Royal Enfield dealership in Latvia, and has been equipped with genuine Royal Enfield accessories. The bike gets an official exhaust system from Zard. The scrambler exhaust makes the bike look exclusive and also reduces the weight by a massive 12 kg. That’s not all, the bike also produces more power with a new ECU booster. The handlebar has been updated too. It now gets a motocross-style ...
Balwaan- RE Classic 500 based bobber by Westland Customs (India)
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Balwaan- RE Classic 500 based bobber by Westland Customs (India)

Pune-based Westland Customs (India) has modified a Royal Enfield Classic  500. Called the Balwaan, the bike gets a bobber treatment.   The Balwaan features 110 section front and a 140 section rear tyre sourced from Metzeler USD forks Custom made Snake exhaust Hydraulic Clutch Linkage The headlamp unit with integrated radiator Custom made single seat LED tail lamp Custom made Fuel tank Custom Swing arm Engine Breather Rear disc unit Special process on Chassis and Engine paint The Balwaan is powered by a 499cc motor paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox, producing 27.2 bhp and 41.3 Nm of peak torque. WESTLAND CUSTOMS (INDIA)- BALWAAN 
7 years, $140,000, 12000 hours for ultimate custom on 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI
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7 years, $140,000, 12000 hours for ultimate custom on 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI

However much you’ve worked on a single vehicle, chances are you haven’t done as much as Canadian engineer Derek Spratt did to his 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI. Over the course of seven years, Spratt estimates he spent more than 12,000 hours modifying his GTI and documenting his labor of love in over 180 videos on social media. The videos range from Spratt’s descriptions of basic electrical wiring to installing a modern digital dashboard in a vintage vehicle. His own estimate of his costs: $140,000. And today, he doesn’t even own the car. This Mk1 GTI was the first car Spratt purchased as a 21-year-old college student in Ontario, Canada. He was among Canada’s first buyers of a true GTI, which arrived that year with a 90-hp engine and stiffened suspension of the true European GTI...
The Midnight Rider is  World’s biggest limousine
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The Midnight Rider is World’s biggest limousine

Midnight rider is a limousine that made its way into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2004 and unbeatable to this day. It’s four times longer than a limo, as tall as two Cadillac Escalades stacked on top of each other, it looks like a truck and sounds like a locomotive. The Midnight Rider is a 48-foot tractor-trailer that can give you the time of your life on 22 wheels! Weighing 25 tons, the vehicle has actually made it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the heaviest limousine ever. It was built by its owners over a seven-year period of time (1997-2004), but all the efforts were completely worth it. The Midnight Rider is weighs 22,933 kg and 70-foot long. A 435 HP Peterbilt 379 tractor provides the towing power and t...
This Baleno from Kerala has got some serious mods
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This Baleno from Kerala has got some serious mods

Maruti Baleno is extremely popular in the Indian car market and is now a hot favourite in the mod circuit as well. Baleno buyers are giving creative touch to their cars in a quest to standout in a crowd. Here's one such Baleno from Mods Own Country - Kerala. This gorgeously modified Baleno is owned by Aswin Saseedharan. The car here doesn’t sport any loud paint job or a big cosmetic makeover but major mods lies under the hood. (more…)
Pulsar NS200 based Night Shadow Touring Concept by Lluvia Industries
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Pulsar NS200 based Night Shadow Touring Concept by Lluvia Industries

A short ride review of the Pulsar NS200 will read - "Riding the NS200 is a simple affair. It is more commuter friendly than it looks. The overall seating position is fairly upright, good to manoeuvre the bike in city traffic". But what about long rides? Can it be used as a touring motorcycle?   The answer lies with Lluvia Industries - manufacturers of Motorcycle kits and Touring Accessories. Lluvia has come up with a host of touring accessories for the Pulsar NS200. Called the Night Shadow Touring Concept, the kit consists of Fog lamp mount Accessory mount - to mount action cams to mobiles for enhanced convenience Handle bar raisers - for enhanced touring comfort Diarest pillion backrest- extremely comfortable for pillion which has been tested with a subject...
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 based Concept Yeti by Westland Customs (India)
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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 based Concept Yeti by Westland Customs (India)

Westland Customs (India)  is a custom motorcycle builder based out of Pune. The company has built a custom Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 called the 'Yeti'. The motorcycle features: Digital speedo meter Rear disc brake unit Exhaust wrap Megafone exhaust with free flow CFM Stage 4 carburetor Induction based K&N Free flow air filter Engine sump guard for off road usage 130/100 rally sports head light for better visibility during night rides Off road handle bar Matte green colour  
Royal Enfield ties up with custom-builders. Four custom-built motorcycles revealed
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Royal Enfield ties up with custom-builders. Four custom-built motorcycles revealed

Royal Enfield has collaborated with four custom builders across India in a bid to promote motorcycle personalisation. The list of customer builders includes - Inline Three, TNT Motorcycles, Bull City Customs and Bombay Custom Works. With this tie up, Royal Enfield's models: Classic 500 and Continental GT have been curated into unique custom motorcycles reflecting the spirit of personalisation. Each of these four motorcycle design brands have added their uniqueness in the design of these bikes. The modifications that have been done are mainly aesthetics as the performance bit has been left unchanged. Royal Enfield clarified that this is purely a collaboration and that it is not selling the customized bikes. The tie-up with the designers is to promote the motorcycle customis...
Harley-Davidson’s Battle of the Kings 2017. Vote your fav
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Harley-Davidson’s Battle of the Kings 2017. Vote your fav

Harley-Davidson's custom competition, Battle of the Kings, is ON! Over 220 dealers showed off their best custom creations and the champion will be determined by a panel of judges at the Milan EICMA show in November. The contest is a showcase for imaginative builds employing the popular range of Harley-Davidson Dark Custom models. Dealers are challenged to create a road legal machine within a strict total customization budget and can choose from any Dark Custom Sportster as a base model, specifically the Iron 883, Forty-Eight and Roadster. The build must be created with a maximum retail price of $16,000 for an Iron 883 and $18,500 for a Forty-Eight or Roadster. Fans can vote online for their favorite entry. Click here Here's few customized rides you might find interesting. Res...
GOC customizes Harley-Davidson Sportster for Krakow Hard Rock Cafe
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GOC customizes Harley-Davidson Sportster for Krakow Hard Rock Cafe

Polish custom bike company GOC (Game Over Cycles) recently revealed this rare custom work to be part of Krakow Hard Rock Cafe’s artifact collection. The custom job includes a host of parts influenced by music and music gear. Just about every part on the original Sportster – from the frame and engine covers to the wheels and exhaust system – has been modified to rock and roll. The music-influenced components don’t just look good, but many are also fully operational elements of the customized motorcycle. In fact, the only non-custom component of the Cafe Racer is its original 2004 Evolution engine. “Musical” parts of the bike are: Rear swing-arm imitating guitar fretboard Full wheels with engraved tracks like on a vinyl record Leather seat with engraved chorus notes of ...
5 types of mod on Suzuki Baleno. Pick yours!!
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5 types of mod on Suzuki Baleno. Pick yours!!

Maruti Suzuki Baleno sedan was a very potent product back in the day. Phased out in 2007, the car was positioned as a luxury sedan, currently where the Ciaz is. The car did not sell like hot cakes as the Honda City. Now there are enthusiasts, especially younger buyers who wants a powerful car at a lower price to play with. We show you 5 different ways you can mod your Baleno. 1. Serious mod: 256WHP ITB Turbo-charged by Race Dynamics Mitsubishi TD05h 16g turbo Racedynamics RD 0901 Standalone ECU Suzuki g16b pistons - 0.5 oversize to a accommodate the 75.5mm Suzuki Vitara cast pistons. EXEDY Stage 2 cerametallic clutch discs Hankook Ventus S1 EVO 215/45-17 tyres Source 2. Snazzy paint job: Baleno Customized with stickers and paint job- Steeroids HKS...
Bajaj Avenger Street 220 gets rear disc and hydraulic clutch. Credits: Westland Customs
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Bajaj Avenger Street 220 gets rear disc and hydraulic clutch. Credits: Westland Customs

Pune based Westland Customs has kitted up the Bajaj Avenger Street 220 with rear disc brake and hydraulic operated clutch unit. Chinmay Dangre, founder of Westland Customs, told to technwheelz that he was not really happy with the braking performance of the Avenger 220 Street and went on to design a kit for the motorcycle. Currently the motorcycle is undergoing performance test and we will have to wait until the results are out to see if the kit is effective or not. The motorcycle also gets other goodies like tachometer, exhaust heat wraps and custom made leather had grips. The Avenger Street 220 features:             Image gallery  
WOODSTER and SKULLKANDY Concepts based on Harley-Davidsons
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WOODSTER and SKULLKANDY Concepts based on Harley-Davidsons

Fareez Bhathena & his Two Rivers Harley-Davidson Customization team, from Pune is back with something one will really fall in love with. Called the Woodster- the Harley-Davidson Iron 883 gets a custom paint job inspired by the raw n rugged wood finish look that the Harley-Davidson portrays. Second is the Skullkandy, custom paint job on the Harley-Davidson Street 750 with inspirations from the Skull and Flame designs that are synonymous with the Harley-Davidson brand. The WOODSTER: Harley-Davidson Iron 883 custom paint job Highlights of the WOODSTER : Wood finish colors used to paint the bodywork Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Woodster Cost of Motorcycle (Ex-showroom Value) INR 8,27,267/- Cost of Customization INR 65,000/- Concept developed by : Fareez ...
Westland Customs ‘Transform’ing the Bajaj Pulsar 200NS
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Westland Customs ‘Transform’ing the Bajaj Pulsar 200NS

Pune based Westland Customs is working on a project called the Transform- an extremely modified Bajaj Pulsar 200NS. In conversation with the founder of Westland Customs, Chinmay Dangre, we understood that there’s a lot to happen in this project. "The NS  here will not reflect radical changes in terms of cosmetics. It's all about sheer performance", says Chinmay. The Pulsar Transform at present is in its first stage of modification and in all there are 3 stages. As shared by Chinmay, here is the list of modifications carried in Stage 1. Hydraulically operated clutch with custom made master cylinder Adjustable clutch and front brake lever Braided stainless steel lines for clutch and brake Custom made adjustable swing arm axle KTM 200 handle bar Custom made handle ...
The Pulsar Strada!! Bajaj Pulsar 220F adventure tourer mod
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The Pulsar Strada!! Bajaj Pulsar 220F adventure tourer mod

The Bajaj Pulsar, as in India, is one of the most preferred motorcycle range in the Indonesian market. Motorcycle customizers in Indonesia have come up with a modification job based on the Pulsar 220F to look and function like the Ducati Multistrada. Called the Pulsar Strada, the motorcycle is for those who cannot afford costly touring motorcycles. One such Pulsar Strada is shown in the images below and gets loaded with touring accessories. The Pulsar Strada The Pulsar Strada features: A bigger fairing  for deflecting the wind, bugs, rain and dirt away on high speeds Multistrada inspired front fairing nose with pseudo air vents Clip-on handle bars  replaced by wider and higher handle bars Mounts for GPS on the handlebar LED/fog lamps Engine a...
Turbo boosted Royal Enfield Continental GT
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Turbo boosted Royal Enfield Continental GT

Royal Enfield’s Continental GT, a 535cc  classic retro motorcycle has been with us for a few years now. The  motorcycle is one heck of a looker. It is one of the best-looking bike in the country. Powering the Conti is the  fuel-injected 535cc single-cylinder motor makes 29.1bhp and 44Nm of torque, and is connected to a 5-speed transmission. The bike manages 130+kmph top speed but what if  you are the person wanting more power, especially if you're hitting the freeway. Meet the Turbo powered RE Continental GT moded by  Ric Steele and his team at MotoMAX in Perth, Western Australia. Ric has been dealing Enfields in Perth’s north for a few years now and has been customising them since the day they first arrived at his store. What the bike features: RHB31 turbo from Suzuki...
RAJDOOT-175 REMASTERED by Ayas Custom Motorcycles
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RAJDOOT-175 REMASTERED by Ayas Custom Motorcycles

I'm always excited to feature custom motorcycles on technwheelz because of the only reason that each and every mod has great showcase of creativity. So, team TNW  revisited Ayas Customs in Pune to check out what's cooking in their workshop. This time, Amey and his team have reworked a Rajdoot 175 ! (more…)
Concept Pearl: Bajaj Pulsar 150 based custom work by Ayas Customs
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Concept Pearl: Bajaj Pulsar 150 based custom work by Ayas Customs

Concept Pearl- Bajaj Pulsar 150 based concept by AYAS CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES, Pune. AYAS means precious metal in Sanskrit and the design team believes that every bike is a precious metal indeed for his owner. The theme of the motorcycle is inspired by the Pebbles. Click here for image gallery of the Pearl Concept (more…)
SR750 Café: Harley-Davidson Street 750 based custom build
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SR750 Café: Harley-Davidson Street 750 based custom build

This weekend at TECH ’N WHEELZ we bring before you a Harley-Davidson Street 750 based custom work by Fareez Bhathena & his Two Rivers Harley-Davidson Customization team, Pune. Called the SR750 Café, the theme of the build is fusion of Racers of the 1970’s and the carbon fiber scheme. (more…)