Jim fell in love with motorcycles at the age of four. He worked as a motorcycle journalist for ten years, including a spell as editor of Motor Cycle News, before setting up his own Apple technical consultancy, Macmasters, in 1990. Jim and his wife Margaret are managing the Enigma 1050 project.
Margaret has been around motorcycles all her life. Her father was a despatch rider in World War Two. As a child, she travelled in her father’s hand built sidecars. When Margaret is not working on Enigma or running their computer business, Macmasters, she is to be found in her studio working on a painting or sculpture . When Jim came home raving about the quality of manufacture in the British motorcycle industry, Margaret said “Why don’t we build a bike to showcase that?” and that was the starting point for Enigma 1050.
Dave Pearce has left the project. He did not feel able to tell us why.
Mick Edwards was brought on board on the recommendation of Chris Taylor as he had already done work for K-Tech. He will be working closely with Dave Pearce in the months ahead to fabricate the alloy sections of the frame. www.promach.co.uk Read more about Mick and Promach here.
Chris started modifying suspension systems to get the best out of the motocrossers he was racing. When he was approached about the Enigma project, he was immediately enthusiastic. His business acumen is as valuable to the project as his suspension expertise. www.k-tech.uk.com There are more details about Chris and K-Tech here.
Larry has been in the motorcycle industry for all of his working life. He has raced bikes using frames he made himself and since 1980 has run his own tuning and performance accessory business, PDQ Motorcycle Development. PDQ are the worldwide distributor for Dymag wheels apart from Italy (IC Components) and Japan (NRD). You can find more info on Larry and some of the bikes he has built here.