Bikes are the first love of every youngster and needless to say they become the most valuable asset in their lives. Although a super bike is the greatest dream of every youngster the expense will seldom help you in owning one.
But, there is no need to be disheartened because there is way to make your dream come true and that is to modify your existing bike- giving your bike a facelift and beautifying it will enliven your fantasy. Yes! You can now transform your bike to a “super bike”!
There are options to transit the engine to give a better performance or you can just make some changes to the look of the bike; making it sporty, jazzy or stylish, you choose one, it can all be done.
Enhancing the look of your bike
It requires a lot creative ability to disguise an ordinary bike to a swanky machine. The most common modifications in vogue include fitting an extra silencer, inserting a wider tyre at the rear, altering the handle bar, opting for alloy wheels and replacing the shock absorbers.
Usual bike modification does not involve altering the engine but making changes in the body parts; most times just the cosmetic appearance. The bodywork is processed with the help of Fibreglass-Reinforced-Plastic. Bright paints and stylish graphic stickers will be used to give a trendier look to bikes.
If you are harbouring a dream of driving a Harley Davidson while you have an Indian bike, you can give the HD impression when you ride by fitting a diffuser to give that sound effect and also by inserting an exhaust to get the feel of a powerful engine. But remember all these extra fittings will cut short the mileage of your economy bike!
Transform your bike to a racer…
You may own a 200cc Pulsar, or a CBZ or CBR and they can be easily converted into a sports bike, which can turn heads around while you vroom on the roads.
It is possible, but the condition is you need to get the right professional bike modifier to get the desired result, not everyone or anyone can turn GF 170 to Suzuki Hayabusa! Bike modification is an art in itself and it can well be a lucre profession if someone has the niche and passion to transform ordinary bikes to super bikes.
But as a bike enthusiast who is contemplating on some modification, if you wonder how much it would cost for transitions, then, that depends on the complexity of the customization- the maths is simple: The lesser the work the lesser is the expense and the more hi-tech personalization you opt that much more you will spend.
How often do you give a thought about the environment when you ride a bike? The answer will probably be a negative one. Isn’t? But, in case you want to save the environment from further damage you can power your bikes with solar, wind or electric energy, which will give you ample mileage for city riding. These modifications can be done on your existing scooters or bikes. However, these engine conversions are not every mechanic’s job and therefore are not available everywhere. So you will have to do thorough research to find an authority in specific engine conversion.
Word of caution though…
All is well with your modification process; still, you need to be aware of the fact that with every single change you make to your bike you are also depreciating its resale value that much. Even the bike makers send a red signal regarding bike modifications, as they can dampen the performance of the vehicle. But a slight few modifications in terms of the look of your bike will certainly not harm the bike.