Indore-based motorcycle customizers Dirt-Machine Custom Motorcycles have come up with another stunning creation called the Combat – V 2.0. Built for a Bangalore-based customer Saurav Sircar, the custom house was asked to build the new bike like the original Combat but with a few custom changes. So they took a Desert Storm 500 and got to work and the bike you see here is the resulting Combat – V 2.0.
Taking the original Desert Storm 500, Dirt-Machine Custom Motorcycles went about modifying it as per the customer’s specifications. Up front, the original single circular headlamp made way for a dual LED headlamp setup, while the stock turn signals have also made way for LED Units.
The front forks have been replaced with upside down units. Also, the Desert Storm’s analogue instrumentation has made for a single circular digital unit. The front wheel (which along with the rear one are made from aluminium and feature 80 spokes) is shod with a Pirelli Angel CT 120/17 tyre. Combat 2.0 features dual disc brakes up front to provide the stopping power needed to bring it a halt.
While the original Desert Storm’s fuel tank has been retained, the seat behind is brand new and custom made and can now seat two people. Set immediately behind and underneath the seat is the taillight unit from the Royal Enfield Himalayan adventure bike. The rear fender has also been extended at the request of the owner.
Combat V 2.0 features a custom made swingarm for the wider rear tyre which is another Pirelli Angel CT that measures in at 140mm wide. The rear end of the custom bike features the twin gas charged shock absorbers from the stock desert storm. Braking duties at the rear are handled by a single disc brake.
The 499cc engine of the Desert Storm has been retained, though it does breathe a bit better now thanks to the addition of a K&N air filter and an altered exhaust system taken from a Harley Davidson bike. The Combat V 2.0’s engine is good for 27.2 Bhp at 5,250 rpm and 41.3 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The engine is paired with a 5-speed gearbox. The custom bike has been fitted with a hydraulic clutch as well.
The bike has been painted in a custom military green shade of paint, except for the engine, gearbox and the exhaust which have all been painted black. There are custom graphics on the fenders, fuel tank and side panels. The fuel tank features the old-school RE Logo as agraphic painted on in white while the side panel features 500 in =numbers and custom bike’s name – Combat – V 2.0.
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