Monday, June 21, 2010

Royal Enfield bobber is brand new,
but inspired by early Indian motorcycles

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:

"Hello, David

"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:


  1. Bike looks great!
    But the choice of an AVL engine (looks like it from the photos) for a "vintage" bike is surprising!

  2. Anonymous11/08/2012

    We now own your bike,we live in Morgan Hill CA.We always get great comments on the bike,they love the style an that its custom.We are very happy owners...

    1. Thank you for commenting! Great to hear a bike featured on this blog is appreciated.


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