The Badger's concept, in part, inspired by this; courtesy, Teddy Roosevelt:
"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."
The Badger: Royal Enfield, based on the 500cc iron barrel engine. Built in a Hot Rod / Cafe style. Road and race legal. Kitted for both a license plate, and a number plate. Jack of all trades, rebelling against specialization. Built to both a price and a standard. Hi quality, low brow. Goes like stink. A ride it to the track, flog it in the heat of battle and ride it home proposition.
The Badger made manifest....
Version 2.1, flat tracker. Oakland Valley Raceway Park, Cuddeybackville, NY. Scott Rounds on board, 10/21/12
Version 3.1 (modified partial streamliner), LSR at the "Ohio Mile" with Matt Smith on board. 9/30/12
Version 4.0, the Bobber. LSR at the "Ohio Mile". Matt Smith, 9/29/12.
Version 1.1, the road racer. Summit Point, WV. Joe Clancy on board, 9/22/12
Version 3.0 (modified partial streamliner). LSR at the "Ohio Mile". Chris Hook on board, 7/8/12
Version 2.0, the flat tracker. Oakland Valley Raceway Park, Cuddeybackville, NY. Scott Rounds on board, 9/18/11
The genesis, Version 1.0, the road racer. Stu Carter at Mid-Ohio, Vintage Motorcycle Days, 7/24/11