An amazing bobber with a new Royal Enfield motor and transmission is for sale in San Jose, Calif. It is advertised as a one-off custom inspired by early Indian motorcycles but with "no used parts."
Asking price is $5,500, "trades welcome." I wrote for more details and received this telegram-style reply from Cadtech Design:
"Inspired by the vintage Indian. Building bikes for many years.
"This bike is a design-build, rigid frame-bar-over-tank design, custom springer forks, gas tank, fender.
"Use of engine type: a Royal Enfield 500cc Electra; cost very good, comes with trans. Something different — a big single.
"Nineteen-inch front wheel, 16 rear, 180 tire.
"This bike can also come with a V-twin Harley-Davidson engine. I wanted to build an old school bobber that was all new and cost effective, range of price $5,500 to $10,000 (with a V-twin), also a soft tail version.
"Here are a few pictures of the build, build No. 22.
"John Fregona M.E"
Thank you, John. Readers, feast your eyes:
Oil system - The 1913 Royal Enfield was a V-Twin that incorporated a unique oil lubrication system including a glass reservoir. That feature would persist for severa...
9 hours ago