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Another Chanderjeet Royal Enfield miracle build…

When I look at builds like this it humbles me. I realize that comparatively, I’m lazy slob who spends too much time thinking and not enough doing. Off to the shop with me to make amends to the gods of the mods..

And for crying out loud head over to the ADV rider build thread and check out the full history on this bike.

Hey there,

As you read in the title, the project was to fix an old beaten up 1965 Royal Enfield to a Scrambler. I live in New Delhi, India and this Enfield was originally imported from UK. All pics from start till today are updated on my advrider thread. Here’s the link ::

Also a little history on the project, this was my second project (you also featured my other project on your website. It was a Royal Enfield Cafe Racer). This has been named after my wife too (Richa + Enfield = Richenfield). Also, no fancy machines were involved in making of this bike as you will see in the pics, all custom work was done by hand and all body work was done the same way.

From this:

To this:

And finally arriving here:

Sweet CB500TT “Double Overhead Cam”

Sorry… had to mis a few days of posting… Got trapped at work on a big project.  36 out of 48 gets a bit rough…  Anyway I did find some nice surprises in my inbox starting with this beauty.  You know, if Honda were to build another modern retro they could do a lot worse than looking to their own past for inspiration.

Thanks Much to Shannon Hayes for these great shots.

A really interesting “One Make” MZ250 racebike from the UK

Andy Writes in:

Love your site ,thought you might like to see some of these.
MZ 250 racing bike as run in the BMZRC, have a look at

A one make series running in the UK we celebrate our 25th year this year at Cadwell pk.
cheers Andy.

Fantastic stuff. Is there an equivalent class to this stateside? Good affordable (or as affordable as racing can be I suppose) fun.


I lifted this one from their website.  Looks fun!

More assorted bikes from JAY

Too much good stuff here not to post it all.

I have two more r65 and I am building another one as a bobber.I hope to purchase two more ls this week as i need to create a giantkiller.I’ll try to send you pictures of my balkans trip r100gs,dick tracy r75/5,the virago 240 bobber,The black r100rs/5 was just completed 2 months ago and has just turned 3000 miles

Here we are in no particular order. Great Stuff!

A Sweet (and street legal) Aprilia RS250 2 stroke.

A carry over from the 2 stroke board. I’ve seen a few of these titled and street ridden in the US and it always makes me drool. As realistically close as you can get to a GP bike on the street. Brace yourself for the maintenance costs though.

Hairu wrote in:

I consider myself a 2stroke lover. I always believed that 2stroke is the most ideal engine for a sportbike. I think MotoGP made a big mistake by banning the 2stroke to compete. They should have let the 2stroke to compete with what ever type off engine. Anyway I just recently owned an Aprilia RS250 1997 model. This has been my dream bike back then and now I own 1. Riding it takes some time to get use to as this thing has freakish power delivery at ultrahigh RPM…..but ones you get use to the power delivery you would enjoy the superlatively devastatingly fast riding you could ever have imagine. you can even take a very steep angle short corner without any brakes being applied from a very high speed. Of course your feet will be very-very busy changing the gears but it still fun doing it. Anyway this is my picture with I consider my 2nd wife…….she is 1 of my big extended family.

Thank you.

Hairu Al Akmal

It’s always a great day when you land your dream bike! Nicely done! (oh and I agree about the Moto GP comments)

Living the dream!