When I first came across photos of this beautiful scrambler with the script “McDeeb” painted on the tank, I pictured a small company in the countryside of England, producing some classically-styled machines. After doing a bit of research and finally getting in contact with the owner, I realised how off the mark I was. Fabrizio Di Bella (AKA McDeeb) turns out to be an Italian with a penchant for Royal Enfields and classic motorcycles. Fabrizio has had an impressive career in the Italian motorcycle industry. “My career began as a motocross and road test-driver for some motorcycle magazines” Fabrizio says. “My technical background was formed mainly in R&D in the Kawasaki off-road and ATV’s Italian branch”. Then twelve years ago he got sick of working for ‘the man’ and decided to start his own garage and workshop which he called Classic Farm Motorcycles.
Classic Farm take brand new Royal Enfield Bullet Electras and turn them into three different models; Six Days, Clubman and a Thruxton — all branded as McDeeb. The bike pictured here is their stunning Six Day Scrambler, and a lot of work goes into each one. Some of the modifications include the chromed and painted tank, a stainless highset exhaust pipe and silencer, a new lighter Classic Farm shock absorbers, a scrambler style seat, smaller metal indicators and classic enduro handlebars. Other tasties include hand grips from Doherty, Lucas old style idiot lights, a steel engine bashplate protector, polished alloy engine parts and a Smith’s tachometer. They also modify the rear arm and chain guard to allow for a wider tire and squeeze a few more horses out of the Enfield engine by using K&N air filters, higher pressure fuel pump and some modifications to the injection. After these minor mods the engine still only lays down 32HP, but can be increased at the request of the customer.
The bike sells for around 10.800 Euros ($14,000 US) and seems reasonable for the work involved, especially considering it’s from a European shop. Fabrizio also sells kits for all the different models and ships them worldwide. Overall the bike looks amazing and we’re sure Steve McQueen would have been happy to ride a McDeeb in the Six Day Trial — not that we can really speak for him.