In my search of a more modern, reliable bike, I found myself out at a dealership in Mineola (Long Island), looking at a trade in. Imagine my surprise, at seeing this 1948 Royal Enfield up on a ledge behind the salesman’s desk…. Read More …
A while back we posted about the project launched by Leon Stanley and crew, of Cycle Icons, to build a Royal Enfield that would be a street legal bike, but could also be raced at the track at the mid-Ohio Vintage Moto Show. They called it Project Badger, and began the attempt to get the bike ready for the big day. Well, after a few hiccups, and some serious roadside fixes, these guys finally got to the track and did their two runs, both of which the Badger completed successfully.
Congratulations goes out to the whole Badger Team. They pulled off a pretty amazing feat, and an even more amazing bike.
This is a pretty great idea. And they have decided to name it after the ornery little f%#ker, the badger.
The Badger Project is a group of enthusiast vintage bike builders put together a cafe racer, both street legal AND race worthy, and ride it to the Mid-Ohio vintage bike weekend. There they will race the bike, and then ride it home again. Attempting to do this build on a meager budget, and make still sure that sure that it meets the standards necessary for both street and race track riding.
The build will start with a Royal Enfield, originally built in India, and tweaked by Leon Stanley, who runs Cycle Icons, a vintage and specialty bike shop in Trenton, New Jersey. Check out their Kickstarter Page, where you can watch their video, and help make this project a reality.