Cycle Icons’ Leon Stanley unfortunately lives in the wrong era. Instead of weeping about it, he recreated the bygone era of racing-your-daily-rider by converting a 500cc Royal Enfield Bullet into three versions for Café Racer TV. It’s an ambitious adventure that ends in an attempt at a land speed record and it isn’t to be missed.

Now operating under the name Badger Corse, Cycle Icons proved on episode four that a motorcycle can be whatever you want it to be, if only you’re willing to put in the time and effort.

If you’re curious to know more about the parts Stanley used on version 3.0, scroll below. If you want to know how Teddy Roosevelt became the inspiration for this project, click HERE.

Bike: 2007 Royal Enfield Bullet: “The Badger” Version 3.0


Engine: 500cc pushrod single

Cylinder: Alloy, Indian aftermarket

Piston: High-compression Hitchcocks by Accralite

Head: Hitchcocks “Big Head”

Cams: Hitchcocks “competition” grind

Carb: Mikuni VM38

Intake manifold: Custom machined by Desengman LLC

Exhaust: Custom fabricated

Clutch: Bob Newby Racing


Frame: Modified Royal Enfield

Front suspension: Modified Royal Enfield

Top yoke: Hitchcocks

Bars: Tommaselli adjustable clip-ons

Rear suspension: Bitubo

Front Brake: Modified Royal Enfield

Rear Brake: modified Royal Enfield

Wheels: Royal Enfield, 19 inch WM2 in black powdercoat

Tires: Avon AM26 90/90v19 front, 100/90v19 rear


Tank: Modified Royal Enfield

Seat: vintage aftermarket Triumph of unknown origin

Fairing: Tannermatic

Paint: Rust-Oleum


Levers: Magura

Rear sets: Hitchcocks

Cycle Icons/Badger Corse

Leon Stanley




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