What would be your ride of choice in a post-apocalyptic world?
If we had to get a car, something like the Toyota AE86 ‘Pandemic Mobile’ would do. For something taller, Holy Shift’s Gymni might be a good choice. If we’re going all out, then we’d probably get a behemoth like the Rezvani Hercules 6x6.
But if we’re going small—like two-wheeler kind of small—we’d take this: The Lone Wolf Project built by Iron Macchina Customs.
Head designer Paul Anthony Symon Cantos shared with us that the bike’s owner, Danny Aparis, requested to have his 2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan reconceptualized as a ‘doomsday-themed motorcycle.’
“We designed the bike freehandedly without any patterns or guide. I like doing it that way especially when the client gives us the freedom to be artistic with their bikes,” said Cantos.
The bike was built at Iron Macchina Customs’ shop in Santa Rosa, Laguna. Cantos’ team was composed of Dario Oñas Aguilar, Marianito Jesoro, Ali Mancenon, and Mary Joy Chiong.
The finished product is quite the thing. The Royal Enfield badges, as well as the bike’s overall shape, have been retained so it undoubtedly still looks like a Himalayan. However, one look at it and you’ll see that it’s really been given the works.
The sexy finish features a mix of textured black powder coat and semi-gloss and satin black paint. It’s got chunky tires, front crash guards, front and rear pannier mounts, and a headlight stone guard in case it needs to be taken off-road. Good call, because you could really be anywhere in a dystopian future, you know.
There are also two auxiliary lights up front and a three-piece aluminum fender to serve as added protection for the pillion rider.
To complete the whole built-for-survival look, a utility axe, shovel, Jerrycan, safety net, and storage capsule have all been incorporated into the bike, and the whole execution is lovely. There’s also a Gatling gun exhaust that looks extra badass, too. Don’t try shooting at zombies with it, though.
Capping off the design are the Iron Macchina Customs badges that have been embossed all around along with the subtle Lone Wolf Project logo at the rear.
“We at Iron Macchina Customs are dedicated to giving the best service when it comes to custom motorcycles,” said Cantos. “We make sure that every bike we make is a ‘rolling piece of art’ that satisfies our clients and others to appreciate.”
It’s a “rolling piece of art” indeed. What say you of this custom Himalayan? Check out more photos of it below, and tell us what you think in the comments.
More photos of Iron Macchina Customs’ Royal Enfield Himalayan: