Jake Robbins Royal Enfield custom
Bullet | Girder forks | RE | Engineering
We can't tell you anything about this bike because Jake Robbins didn't tell us when he sent us the snaps. He's not exactly the world's number one communicator (and he knows it, and he often apologises for that). But he is a great engineer and the man to go to for girder fork expertise.
He operates from the backwaters of East Sussex, and has fairly recently produced excellent batches of replica Castle forks (à la Brough Superior) and Webb forks (à la Triumph Speed Twin). In fact, he seems able to do pretty much anything that needs to be done with girders.
This, however, appears to be a new project under the auspices of Jake Robbins Vintage Engineering. It looks like a common or garden variety 500cc Royal Enfield housed in a rigid frame with a medium-weight girder fork at the helm. Could be a 19-inch wheel up front and an 18-incher at the rear, and that front stopper looks fairly serious for a bike such as this.
We then enlarged the pic and took a closer look at the petrol tank. It reads: Enigma. And in smaller lettering beside that: Fukham Hall Motorcycles.
We've no idea where Fukham Hall is, but if you email Jake, he'll be sure to explain, sooner or later. Meanwhile, you can read more about Jake Robbins on Sump by going to our Specialist section (see the main right hand column), or by fishing around this news story for appropriate links.
Fukham Hall, huh? Hey, I think we just figured out that one...
— Del Monte