The all British Enigma 1050 project is making great progress, it’s up on its wheels, and those are British Dymag wheels wrapped with British Avon Ultra 3D Supersport tires made in Melksham, Wiltshire UK.
Metal master, Terry Hall, 70 years old and still turning out exquisite work, is now doing his part. He’ll be doing the tank and aluminum masters for the bodywork. Terry is the go to guy for classic off road folks in the UK and he makes some spectacular ceremonial armor for the British Household Cavalry, too, old school skills to bring back an all British bike.
Jim Lindsay says the project has had a few minor delays, it now looks more like May instead of April for the finished bike, but that’s still an extraordinarily short time from when this idea began to take shape. The design has evolved somewhat as they put the pieces together so those initial design sketches show the idea, but the actual bike looks a little different, though it’s still very close to what the team initially conceived..
The UK hasn’t had an all British bike for a very long time and it takes some doing to get everyone in place, actually, it takes quite a while just to convince everyone you’re serious and the project isn’t impossible. The UK used to be an industrial powerhouse, manufacturing all sorts of fine machinery, wouldn’t it be nice to see someone getting the process moving again? Hmm, Motus in the USA and Enigma in the UK, this home grown motorcycle idea could start a trend.
Link: Enigma 1050