Most of us desire to modify our bikes. The reason, most of the time is to individualize ourselves from others by projecting our bike act as our identity.

Here are a few tips that need to be kept in mind before engaging in one such job.

  1. Alloy Wheels: When planning to change the wheels to alloys for your bike, it is safe to go for branded ones. Don’t go for one just because it’s a 2 or 3 spoke alloy. You find a lot of duplicates which are either used or re-painted in the market. This would prove to be a very dangerous move. At times of accident, your alloys might result in total breaking of wheels leading to high levels of life risk.
  2. Headlights: Headlight modification can result in total revamping of your bike. But, be very cautious about it. Don’t add twin dazzling lamps or very powerful halogen and xenon lamps, which act as an obstacle for travelers’ vision who commute on your opposite side.
  3. Silencer: Wanna modify your silencers? Go ahead, but don’t be that creatures on Earth who create total disturbance with their nasty and irritating sounds. Bikers need to be responsible too!
  4. Split Seats: Go for split seats. It would offer an all new look for your bike you wouldn’t have even thought of, offering a sporty look. Anyone in a seat repairing and stitching shop can help you with this idea.
  5. Fairing: There are numerous customizing centres in most of the cities, which enable you to add side fairings. Though they cost more, worth the buck.
  6. Who: Always trust experts when handling your bike’s modification. Else, would create problems on the long run.
  7. Color: Remember that changing your bike’s colour is illegal. So don’t attempt trying this stuff. Because, the colour of your bike mentioned in the document will be different from the actual one. Real-time issue.
  8. Mirrors: Whatever modification your bike undergoes, don’t remove the rear view mirrors. It’s one of the very essential safety components of your bike, concerned directly with your personal safety.
  9. Total Mods: Is your wallet really heavy? Then, do this. There are modification shops in cities like Chennai and Pune where you can convert your existing model to the model you intend to. For instance, you own a Pulsar and wanna modify it like the Hayabusa, you can still go ahead. Trust me, it’s true. The estimations begin from 45k and goes on till a lakh and at times even more based on your requirement.
  10. Legal: Remember the last point. When you make your bike undergo any massive mods, see to it that you consult the concerned people in the RTO (Regional Transport Office), ask them in advance what is to be done regarding re-registration of your bike after all these modifications are done. After these are performed, make your documents of your bike legally faultless in all aspects.

Regards,
Naren


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  • Deepak

    Can you give me some tips on modifying a honda unicorn……….i want to make a few modifications in it but my friends say that its is very hard to modify unicorn coz of it looks!!!!!
    help me!!!!!

    • Ashwin

      hey budddy i also own a honda cb unicorn ,.. i wish to mod it like the r15 if u have anytips tel me … i got some of my tips lets share oure tips …..
      u can mail me at racelikepro@gmail.com

      • Deepak

        ohkk dude……..i have some pics of Unicron modified to R15…….if u need dem i can send it to you!!!!!!

      • Ashwin

        sure dude send them DEEPAK to my mail id racelikepro@gmail.com

    • Kiran

      Hello,

      I would like to say that UNICORN is the best bike for modification because of its mono-shock and simple built up.
      Of coarse you can even find FAZER or FZ kind of stuffs with mono-shocks but they are already almost updated with improved aesthetics and expending over that is to be given second thought, is what i think.
      Unicorn can be a fabulous one if you really want to alter…. than any others, competitively…..

    • lalit

      if you want your bike looks macho…then i here i m sharing my view with you…
      1). remove stock headlights and fit round headlight.
      2). change handle bars (please dont use clip handles) you can fit like yamaha fz’s handle, it looks so damn awsome.
      3). put engine cover.
      4). change rear tyre 130″ or 140″…(if you dont bothered about fuel and average).
      5). and also front tyre 100″+.
      6). change spark plug and use original BOSCH spark plugs of high quality , because it will help you in pik up and power too..
      7). change clutch and handbrake lever (silver color).
      .
      .
      .
      thanks .
      seriously it helps you to looks your bike like a mocho

      • Deepak

        thnx dude……i own a unicorn of black color wid red graphics so i looks cool as compared to plain black unicorn according to me………….if you have any more tips to modify it den u can mail me a deepak.pandey154@gmail.com..
        …….:)

    • not easy but it is possible,,,,

      hey its sameer,only change the fairings of ur unicorn to yamaha r15,buy engine guard dome and headlight,with sideglasses,it will cost u around 6000,dont move to change the tyres or mags bcoz it cause to less mileage and less pick up speed,also dont move for tale portion,unicorn tale portion is really very nice,and suitable with r15 fairing,I done so job my unicorn is looking awesome,

      • Charan

        hey bro can u tell me a place where i can mod my my new unicorn bought 3 days befor…..pl find free to post me some tips in my id mrcharan.honey@gmail.com

  • Dushyant

    Pls also mention to avoid too much poser stuff on the bike as it looks cheap after such jobs….
    and by the way would you recommend split seats for r15?
    i am thinking of getting them….

    • I’ll suggest you a better way. Rather than going for split seats for your R15, try the seat cowls. You get it in Yamaha showrooms. It costs 2k bucks. You can remove it when there is a pillion rider. This offers a true racing look.

  • Purushoth

    Guys,

    Anyone please let me know good stickering outlets in Chennai for my dazzler. I

  • Vivek Kavadia

    I didn’t know changing the color was illegal!! xD

    Thanks for the info!

    • Jubin Jacob

      Changing color won’t be illegal if you notify the change in RTO and get it documented. Do the same with insurance co. too.

      • aman sharma

        send me you phone number are call me this number 918008084858

    • lalit

      you have to change colour of your bike in papers also…..then every thing is LEGAL

      • aman sharma

        frist take bike part and after that tier in a circle shape

  • Sumon Datta

    can someone tell me how to modify ss125 gladiator silencer for loud noise ?. 🙂

    • Correct me if I am wrong, The dragX daytona exhust of Yamaha R15 is a direct fit for Yamaha SS125 gladi..

      Rs. 17k for the original price.. Where as in Kolkata the second hand Daytona exhaust sales at around Rs. 8k mark 🙂

      If in low budget, the local modification shops FreeFlow options are like Rs. 1200 – Rs. 1800 depending on looks 🙂

      • Sumon Datta

        thanks hunky….
        but freeflow will create any problem? or any harm to engine?

  • fas

    The fairing is the worst modification as it looks out of place totally.

  • Subash

    Remember that changing your bike’s colour is illegal. So don’t attempt trying this stuff. Because, the colour of your bike mentioned in the document will be different from the actual one. Real-time issue.//

    Though i’m always against color changes, it is not illegal 2change the color as long as the change is updated in doccument.. it might cost couple of hundreds..

    • Jubin Jacob

      Yes Subash, Changing color won’t be illegal if you notify the change in RTO and get it documented. Remember to do the same with insurance co. too.

  • Prasanjeet

    I wud definitely love the modded CBR250R that guys did in Thailand.. looks much better than stock…. looks reeaaallllyyy goood.

  • Balachander Ganesan

    I would like to do some fairing and minor mods to my bike.
    But was afraid that it would damage its looks.
    Can you provide me the contact details of a good place in Chennai where I can get this mods done.
    Thanks in advance

  • Rahul

    hi, as u mentioned ther can i modify my karizma r, 1 year old to look complete hayabusa, o firblade m ready to spend 1lac o more… If yes then plz giv number wer this mod is carried out… Plz… If nt then m selling and taking cbr250…m frm goa

  • Deepak

    does modifying silencer effects on power or mileage of bike???

    • BikerNextDoor

      if you put a free flow exhaust the acceleration of the bike increases exponentially, but that s i nothing else no change in top speed also.

    • Jubin Jacob

      Off course, modifying exhaust level will affect your bike’s power and fuel efficiency. Installing free-flow exhausts can make a notable drop in mileage. Free-flows alone can’t do much to boost the output. You should balance the in and out levels proportionally. In this case you may use some hi-induction air filters like K&N or Green Cotton.

    • abhishekr15

      yes, it can give a boost in power and pickup, mileage may go down a little

  • Vikas Bhardwaj

    Hi Guys,
    I want to modify my Avenger 220 for look I m from Delhi any body can suggest me for this.

    • Sahil

      What are the adverse effects of fitting a freeflow filter in a pulsar 150 (2005)

  • Santhosh

    Hi, this is really helpful, I was about to modify my pulsar 180 new edition.. but after all this my bike is looking great without any modifications and risks .,. thanks bro for the nice article :))

  • Tarnindar Singh

    Hi Naren,

    1. Thanks for your wonderful, useful and safety-oriented tips on bike modification.

    2. I use a Ind-Suzuki/Max-100 (1985 make), whose electricals were upgraded to 12-V-DC. How do I improve the headlight for highway night usage. Are the Chinese-make Mercury bulbs good or do you suggest halogen etc. I searched the websites of Lumax and Autopal companies, but did not find any suitable product. Please guide.

    3. Any suggestions to improve the front/back suspensions? The Indian roads are quite rough. One mechanic suggested that I go for TVS-Samurai front shox. But I think that it is a 150-cc bike and hence its suspensions will not be suitable for a 100-cc bike, like mine. Please guide.

    4. Thanks in advance. Please give me your emailid and I shall mail you a wonderful ebook.

    Tarnindar Singh Gold Medalist Mech Engineer, MBA.

  • SARATCHANDRA

    SIR,
    I AM SARATCHANRA . I HAVE A YAMAHA LIBERO G5 106CC CAN YOU PLZ HELP ME TO MODIFY MY BIKE . I NEAD YOUR GUIDENCE TO MODEFY MY BIKE WITH YOUR CREATIVITY PLZZZZZ HELP ME IN THIS I AM WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY.

  • sambenhur

    how can make decent stickering on ninja 250r pls help

  • Anaswar

    what about cruiser bike modifications???

  • Raja

    Hey am gonna buy a new CBZ extreme this week…. Wat all modifications can i do in tat to get a diff look…. if some one gives me tips on t seat modification for cbz extreme, ll get it done from t showroom itself b4 it gets delivered….And as ma other frnds are asking can some one post t address of a gud stickering shop and gud bike modification shop in chennai….

    • santhosh a v

      please give me some tips to modify my new cbzextreme

      • Raja

        Well wen i buy my bike,am planning to fit in an automatic cut-off indicator like in pulsar… Planning to change t horn n handle bar….Can anyone els suggest some other gud ideas for my bike….

  • ankush

    Well i would like to say only this that till date i have never been practicaly experinced such a fast bike that can complete a jorney of 3 hours in just 1hour and 15 min i think it is enough to say abt the bike apart from this the engine the shocker the air coolent is upto the mark it is 10 out of 10

    • Raja

      Which bike is tat you used for t drive….

  • dhananjay

    Dear Friends, can any one of you suggest some good mechanic in and around chandigarh where i could get my bike modified?

  • Tojo Mathew

    I got TVS Apache 150. What all modifications can I do in that to get a different look. Plz help me out.

    • sumit shrestha

      keep the headlight nd tail part of fz bike.. keep handle of vr hartford.. keep mono shocks., keep split seats., keep tires of 130″ or 140″., keep silencer of pulsar 220 . then ur bike wil look fabulous.,-

  • Snehal

    Hey, i own a honda stunner(125cc), cud u guyz advice about increasing the power output of my bike. It presently delivers about 11.5bhp i want the maximum out of it, I’ve already fitted a K&N air filter. Engine life and mileage are not an issue…. plz mail me, snehal_taylor@live.com

  • pulkit

    i can help in performing modifications(0pulkit0@gmail.com).

    • Raja

      If so give me some suggestions on hoe to modify my cbz extreme for a macho look…

  • Kunal

    I have a pulsar 150 Ug4 and I want to modify my bike in this aspects-
    1.pulsar 220f fairing
    2.Full engine cover(full fairing)
    3. Wide tyres as pulsar 180
    4.Split seats
    5.Bigger front disc brake(as pulsar 180)
    6.Rear disc (if possible)
    Now,can anyone suggest me how much it will cost?

  • Kunal

    I have a pulsar 150 Ug4 and I want to modify my bike in this aspects-
    1.pulsar 220f fairing
    2.Full engine cover(full fairing)
    3. Wide tyres as pulsar 180
    4.Split seats
    5.Bigger front disc brake(as pulsar 180)
    6.Rear disc (if possible)
    Now,can anyone suggest me how much it will cost?
    My email id:- goswamifuture4@gmail.com

    • sanchit

      what is the price of pulsar 220 fairing???

  • sid

    nice….

  • bhanu

    really its good… b coz its gives uz the basic knowledge about how the bike should b?

  • RAHUL

    I want to modify ma RTR180 white.if u have idea tel me, u can mail me at rahulvk@hotmail.com

  • NivaS

    i also own a honda cb unicorn ,.. i wish to mod it like the r15 if u have anytips tel me … i got some of my tips lets share oure tips …..
    u can mail me at rockynivas.p@gmail.com

  • benny

    Can you give me some tips on modifying a pulsar150…….i have no idea how to modify it.plz help me………………………………..

  • asutos

    i m from nepal & i leave near the indian border. recently i bought pulsar150.i wanna modify it with full fairing & some changes in graphics.i want it to look like a heavy sporty bike but i cant spend more than 15k.do i have to change the headlights & speedometer for this? can u suggest me proper place to get these mods done? it would be really good if u could mail some pics regarding it.

  • M.Prabu

    alteration tips for cbz extream…..

  • Abhijeet

    I want modify my cb unicorn plz help me

  • kumar

    hi
    i have a problem with my height where as i cant reach my legs on the ground sitting on the bike so is there any possibility of making the bike short to reach my legs on the ground??

  • bobby design

    hi my self bobby i am bike transformer i can modify any bike & can change its look as u wish
    i have made 100s of sports & different types of choppers & cruiser bikes.

    • karthikeayn

      Hi

      i have dazzler black , i want alter my bike like CBR or Ninja.

      is this possible ? how much will take for alteration ?

      in which city u are in now?

      thanks in advance

    • tarun

      hi, pls me that how can be change my discover 125 st in sporty look. can u do this….
      plz reply dear…

  • N Rajesh

    TVS starcity can i change headlight with TVS Apache.please give suggestion.

  • Gunjan

    Hey friend i want to buy second hand pelser 150 dijital.
    my bujet is around 25000 to 35000

  • cheenu

    yes, you can rajesh its an simple modification even mechanics or vehicle electricians in the your street will do it

  • Nufil

    i have one UNICORN DAZZLER RED i want to do some graphics work. . Can u suggest me a way
    or send me some pictures.i don’t want to modify in full.I need simple work with good look please
    help me my mail id :Mnufi31@gmail.com

  • Pappu

    I have made my bike so call me or sms me on my number 9975451439

  • sanket

    i want sound like hayabusa in my karizma zmr plz help me

  • praneet

    Hey pls can u tel me that can a passion plu be modified to a ducati or huyabusa or r15 type bike in looks.
    Pls reply me on my id
    praneetwatare@gmail.com
    or my no.8600831951

  • muba

    hai naren I am muba and I wanna to buy a honda stunner so I need it’s engine guard were it available in chennai and how much? Please replay me immediatly my no is 9994609550

  • derik xaviour johnson

    i would like to modify ma honda cb unicorn. can anyone give suggestions

  • benson

    can i modify more like sporty my karizma zmr???????

  • naveen

    i want to modify my apache 160 in r15..

    • Kowsik

      Please help me to alter apache 180 to R15.if you had any suggestion plzzzzz call me 9442176725

  • aniket

    I want to modify my pulsar 220 in white color with full fairing.
    Can u suggest me some more ideas or any other suggestion???

  • anmol

    helloo..

    i have cb unicorn..nd i want to modified it..is any buddy who can help me..i rlly need ur help..ppl snd pic at anmolmalviya@rocketmail.com..plz frnds

  • Saddam

    the pulsar 220f modified look like..BMW bikes..so frind pls help me ….

    my contact number is :- 8672925931

  • Sharath

    Hello guys,

    Want to know if we can attach Fazer silencer cover to another side to make it look heavy from back too… 😀

    Just attaching cover not another silencer. I hope you got what I’m imagining.

    Thanks in advance,

    Please reply to me at sharathjk02@gmail.com or to this post….

  • rajeev

    i want to modifie my honda cbz extrem to yamaha r15
    same had light and same handle
    after change my bike whoes is see pls send me picture and your contact no.
    i want urgent modifie bike.

  • nitheesh

    i own a unicorn silver colour and i wish to modify it to look like r1 suggest me some ideas and say abt the approx amt that i have to keep aside for doing this job

  • Nilesh

    hi, I have Bajaj Discover DTSsi 100cc bike, I have already modified it by making change in handler bar, rear tyre, slide increase in rear suspension and chassi.
    Any changes do you suggess me for sporty look.

  • samu

    i ve discover150, can i get its engine cover? N what kind of modification can do in my bike? Plzz suggest me….. Waiting for ur rply………..

  • tarun

    hi,
    i wanna modify my bajaj discover 125 st, it has mono shocks and good pick-up & speed-120 kmph. pls give some suggestions … how to modify that it would look like suprb…

  • Rohit

    Hey yo’all i got the new apache 160 rtr with led headlights . I want to modify it to something interesting like r15 . So plz help me with it. Plz mail me with your valuable advices . My id is kaygude_rohit@yahoo.com

  • vinod

    Hey buddy.. can u please let me know if you know any one who can get my bike re-register in Hyd? I am converting my bullet in to a chopper completely. Can u please help me in this regards.

  • Thushad s Nath

    hai friend i have a yamaha libero. I want change itz seat to split seat. Can i do that in libero? How much rupees will be charge?

  • Yash Robinson

    Hi All, i have apache RTR 180, looking for some modification, it would be gr8 help of mine if any body can share some picks of modifief Apache, so that I can get some idea form the same.

    thanks in advance

    Yash Robinson

  • You may visit http://350cc.com which has a number of articles on bike modifications l..especially on Royal Enfields ..converted bobber, chopper, cafe racers and many more….most of them are built in India..

  • Suyash

    I want to modify my pulsar 200 ns
    Wht modifications I should do n how mch will it cost ??

  • Siva

    hi,
    is there a way to alter pulsar 135?if so can you give me suggestions..

    thanks
    siva

  • hello guys this is kiran… i hve my 150 cc pulsar ,,, i wann mod my 150,,, so plz mail me gud mod dezins plz frnds.. mail me kiran7kulla@gmail.com ,,,

    tnkx…..

  • chandra prakash

    hii i have pulsar 200ns ,i dont like its sound pls suggest me to chang its sound likr a race bike .waiting for ur reply

  • nidheesh

    hey friends i need a help. i want to modify my yamaha G5 libero bike pls send me some models…at; nidheeshe666@gmail.com
    pls

  • Rana

    I want too modify my pulsar 180 in pulsar 220 plz gave me a suggestion…in lko who modify the bikes……plz plZ….

  • nishadkoli

    hi, i want to attach r15 fairing to my cb unicorn red any modifiers in MUMBAI OR THANE. my no. is 9773328591

  • siddharth bhanushali

    I want to change my pulsar 220 split sit to r15 ver 2 split sit vd whole delta box.. nd number plate holder too.. is it possibl ? Without doin any changes to chassis..

  • Roshan Dev

    hey there I am roshan,I owe a pulsar 200 ns and want to get modifications n it plz suggest….

  • papu bordoloi

    I want to modify my bujaj pulsor 200 so kindly hlp me out

  • Nilavjyoti

    can i modify pulsar 200ns with r15 fairing??

    • Yes people have done it…!

  • jignesh

    how to change my pulsar 200ns with sports bike

  • vipin

    I need to change my alloy color in black hunk suggest some color plz

  • Johnyl

    Hi Guys, I own an Unicorn. I have Already Modified its Lights and Dome. Planning to Modify its Silencer. I need a Shorter one with Heavy Bass Sound. I Don’t need Loud Sound. Also Need high initial Pickup. How can I do it?

  • thousi

    i want to modify my tvs victor . blue colour.

  • Kaming Dolang

    is it possible to put R15 fairing in NS 200

    • Yes….with some mods..
      People have done it…

  • AJ

    plz suggest any graphics for my cb unicorn which is in black colour, so that it looks more stylish. mail me jazzsk10@yahoo.com

    • praveen

      hai friends my name is praveen i have pulsar 180 .i am intrest changing for r15

  • praveen

    one thing i am in kerala anybody can help to purchasing r15 kit

  • Kowsik

    If you had any suggestion to alter apache 180 to yamaha r15 pls contact me at9442176725

  • Parul arora

    I want to modify my r15 in r1 so plz suggest me and give me the add of bike modified centre in delhi.

    • Shine Junu

      Don’t Do that Its Already A little R1

  • Rajni Art

    I want to modify my bajaj pulsar 180 so plz suggest me and give me the add of bike modified centre in thane