A Name In Custom Motorcycles You Should Remember: Rajputana

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

If you think the world’s best custom motorcycles are made in the good ‘ol U.S. of A., then you clearly haven’t taken a look in India’s direction. Yes, India.

This custom machine comes from Rajputana Custom Motorcycles, in Jaipur, India. It was entered in the Indian Bike Week 2013 Biker Buildoff, where it won first place honors. Looking at the gallery below, it’s easy to see why: the attention to detail is outstanding. Its minimalist design combined with the subtle touches of chrome, gold and copper, all complement the stitching and engraving done on the saddle and levers.

Unlike some custom bike builders in the States, who rely on a rather small team of specialists to work on certain aspects of the motorcycle, the Rajputana team, led by founder Vijay Singh, is more like a group of pals working on putting together a motorcycle, one section at a time, as seen in the accompanying video.

There aren’t many details on the bike from what we can tell. The single cylinder engine is housed in a beautiful frame with spiral-type spars. There’s a springer front end with a rigid rear housing a rather fat tire. Singh is a custom bike builder to the core, whether someone wants their existing bike modified, or a complete ground-up custom, he’s willing to do it all. We can’t wait to see what he and his team come up with next.

R.C.M – I.B.W Biker Build off Champions 2013 from Starving Artist Videos on Vimeo.

Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at Motorcycle.com in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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