Manfred Deget, Born in 1955 and a rebel by nature, he was the first private Person in Germany to build and register the legendary “EGLI” Bike.
That was the start of a biker and builder career in early 1978. Many builds later, this young petrol head finally went commercial with his builds in 1986.
Since then, Manfred Deget has designed countless Bikes and conversions, his great passion for biking made him an absolute specialist for driving geometry suspension and wheel tire combinations .
In the mid-90s Manfred separated part of the company, to concentrate on the further development of the products, DEGET RACING GmbH was born. At this time, free of the pressure of mass production, Manfred became a partner to the industry and was involved in various developments for Ducati Racing, BMW, KTM and others.
Tire Manufacturers like Bridgestone value the fact that Manfred is not only a genius builder and designer but also a Rider on the highest level. He has done numerous wheel/tire suspension combinations, and testing, his work was highly recommended around the globe by Metzeler, Pirelli and others.
In 2010, he decided it was time to explore the “other world” on two wheels and Manfred Deget started to spend most of his time In Sweden and on various Bike Overland Trips, expanding his knowledge and expertise into the Off-road market. 5 years of riding Enduro under all conditions all over the world and permanent training in Sweden finally honed him into “the Expert” for functional bike design, for ANY Application!
When his old biker friend and spanner mate Heino Dahmen called him from Kenya, and described the situation here with the unbelievable amount of Chinese bikes running in Africa and the desperate need for improvement, Manfred did not think twice and jumped on the next plane. He is now part of the team of www.fundikipusa.co.ke and their Think Tank and design center working on Bikes that people really need. Now we are Two, This means you can expect results!!
A teenager who started to build bikes for the passion, becoming a worldwide recognized manufacturer for custom wheels, swing arms and bikes, racing for leisure and then go off road for even more fun. Now designing and building bikes in the mantra “Form follows function”.
And now in their off time Heino Dahmen and Manfred Deget invite motivated Bikers for a Dream tour in the south of Kenya, across private ranches, right to the Kilimanjaro.