Last night I dreamt I was cutting up the asphalt on a battered black sport bike. It’s been a while since I rode, and the last time I did I wiped out—slid a rented Honda across the Chiang Mai ring road with my fiancée on back. We were okay, just shaken up. That experience, along with the birth of my son almost two years ago, made motorcycles strictly forbidden at my house. Still, motorcycles are like nicotine: You never get over them. So I cruise sites like The Kneeslider and dream. The McDeeb Royal Enfield Specials have been popping up over there for the past few weeks and they’re spectacular.
McDeeb was founded by Fabrizio “McDeeb” Di Bella, an Italian with an obsession with British bikes. He opened up his shop, Classic Farm Motorcycles, in the mountains of the Camonica Valley 12 years ago. Today he imports and modifies Royal Enfield bikes and sells performance parts. Royal Enfield bikes are as basic as they come; air-cooled 500cc single cylinder mills in steel frames. Di Bella makes them look fantastic with cosmetic tweaks and gives them some extra go with a 612cc performance kit. The custom bikes aren’t cheap, between 10,000 and 15,000 Euros. And, unfortunately, they aren’t available in the states. But you can pick up an Enfield and order some McDeeb parts for it.
Source: The Kneeslider