GOING FOR GOLD. Rough Crafts’ ‘Midas Royale’ Royal Enfield 650 Twin
EXCLUSIVE: What do you get when a builder at the top of his game and a manufacturer with a game changing new bike cross paths? In this exclusive interview with Rough Craft’s Winston Yeh – done in his home city of Taipei – we talked with one of Asia’s best customisers about his new project done in conjunction with Royal Enfield, the local artisans who help him build his bikes and his very first foray into 3D printing. We kicked things off by asking him how he went about working with the revitalised South Asian brand that seems to be going from strength to strength.
“For this build, it was very interesting because I actually got shown around the Royal Enfield headquarters and they told me what they are trying to achieve with this model. I’m surprised how much work they put into it. Most people know the kind of bikes Royal Enfield usually build, but for these new ones they studied which parts they needed to really pay attention to. By talking with them, I understood the approach they are taking. They have developed a very, very good engine and frame. If you have a good base and a good engine, you can do anything with it. That’s what this is about.”