Royal Enfield’s custom bike development arm at the UK Tech Centre seems to have been busy working on project after project in Himalayan with a turbocharged engine. It is called the MJR Roach.
The modifications made to the custom motorcycle are not only cosmetic but there are a host of mechanical changes as well.
The MJR Roach uses the same 411cc, single-cylinder engine from the Himalayan. However, it has been upgraded with a Garrett GT 125 turbocharger. Royal Enfield claims that the addition of a turbo has increased the power output from 24 BHP to 50 BHP. The MJR Roach also includes a Li-ion battery for lower weight, a K&N aftermarket air filter, a new fuel pump, and a single-sided extended swing arm with a monoshock at the rear.
The motorcycle looks to be straight out of the Mad Max movie with a custom-made headlamp cluster, featuring four LED headlamps all placed in a metal enclosure. The bike rides on Continental TKC 80 tyres.