SG-411 by Smoked Garage: Not Your Ordinary Royal Enfield Himalayan

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The SG-411 by Smoked Garage was first featured on BIKEEXIF.

We had a chance to see some of Smoked Garage builds up close and personal whenever we visit Bali. I my self drew some inspiration from the “Island of Gods” back then that’s why we decided to start caferacer.ph back in 2012 when we first saw and experience the custom bike scene in Bali.

Smoked Garage started from a humble small crew in Bali which then grew to one of the best and finest motorcycle craftsmen in the archipelago and was recognized internationally by their unique approach in customizing one of kind motorcycle for their clients. Read more about Smoked Garage story, click here.

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Smoked Garage occupies a ware-house sized space near the popular Kuta area of Bali including 110 meters of space, 16+mechanics, graphic design team, admin, retail staff, apparel and proprietary Smoked Garage motorcycle parts . Having received international  recognition for their custom builds along with establishing a Smoked Garage in Brisbane, Australia, they have come a long way from our roadside “bengkel motor” roots to the award-winning brand today.

Meet the SG-411

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“The Himalayan’s all-terrain capability makes it perfect for a flat tracker-style build,” says Smoked’s Nicko Eigert.

Royal Enfield wanted a ‘modern’ looking bike, in line with the DNA of Smoked Garage. The caveat was that functionality could not be compromised too much: Smoked had to retain the original qualities and characteristics of the Himalayan.

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Smoked Garage crew decided to draw on Royal Enfield’s military heritage and add a touch of ‘stealth fighter’ influence: sleek and futuristic, but also solid and rugged. They’ve done it so well, we didn’t clock that this was a Himalayan until we read the build spec.

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The biggest mechanical change on ‘SG-411’ is to the suspension. The stock 41mm forks are gone, replaced by beefier 43mm Showa USD items. And the monoshock has been updated to an up-spec Öhlins unit with remote reservoir, linked to a custom swingarm.

Read more about SG-411 on BIKEEXIF.com

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