The bike kinda builds itself,
all I do is put it together.

The contents of this blog is a record of work carried out by the author and other third party information and pictures gleaned from various sources on the internet. It is published for academic interest and entertainment only. It is neither suggested or intended that any work or modifications shown here are to be carried out by any party reading the blog.

The Hitchcock Rigid Conversion

Mission Statement

This blog has been set up as a record of my attempt to build a cool Bobber style bike out of the Royal Enfield Bullet. With the cost of genuine early British and American bikes and parts spiralling upwards in the face of the current global economic climate, building a retro style custom is rapidly becoming cost prohibitive. Initially, there will be a period of accruing parts and information as the bike I intend to re-create is my daily rider.
I have heard so many horror stories about the Indian made Bullet from people who's mate used to have one, that I have lost count. All I can say is that I have covered over 20,000 miles on mine in the last three and a half years, and feel happy that it is quite capable of doing another 20.
So if you like the idea or just curious, you are welcome to come along for the ride.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Bad News From The North

Received this today from Allan Hitchcock;

Sorry, but still no firm delivery date. This is one of those projects which I wish had never started. We only initially made a small batch as we were not sure how ell they would sell and after being pleasantly surprised we ordered a larger quantity which I think was the downfall for the first company. Upon moving to a second manufacture we had to go through a slow process of proving one of their builds first. Since then, the manufacturing process has been even slower. I have a long list of potential customers and it is so frustrating.

All I can do is keep apologising, but I appreciate that this does not help.

For what it is worth, 10 days ago, one of our guys rode our prototype bike with the conversion for 600 miles on a charity ride through the night. I had problems keeping up with him round the corners on my café racer. It really does handle well even with the old style tyres we are running.

Regards, Allan

Hitchcock's Motorcycles Ltd.

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Looks like this could take some time folks.

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