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Royal Enfield Motorcycle

n/an/a Member Posts: 168,427
edited June 2003 in General Discussion
Here is the official webxite for RE. kinda cool site..

http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/

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  • LowriderLowrider Member Posts: 6,587
    edited November -1
    Man, during the middle sixties there's nothing I wanted more than a Royal Enfield 750cc Interceptor. They used to run a full-page ad in the cycle magazines showing a picture of this red and chrome beauty with a gigantic headline that read "Cruise All Day At 85mph!"

    I had to settle for a 305 Honda Superhawk. [:(]

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  • He DogHe Dog Member Posts: 49,292 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Made in India. That fills me with confidence.

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  • LowriderLowrider Member Posts: 6,587
    edited November -1
    I think they're pretty much junk today.

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  • RugerNinerRugerNiner Member Posts: 12,636 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I had a 66 Enfield basket case given to me when I was 17.
    I never did anything with it because I had a Norton at the time.

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  • paboogerpabooger Member Posts: 13,953
    edited November -1
    My buddy had a Royal Enfield back in the late 60's, it was black with chrome fenders, it was a nice bike!

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  • The DunedanThe Dunedan Member Posts: 632 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    They're great bikes...really reliable, and with a little cheap tweaking, zippy enough to be plenty of fun. The only complaint I've ever heard is the #$^&^&($& kick-starter! The most complicated endeavor since Hillary ( the explorer, not the she-demon ) climbed Everest! Push this, close that while opening this, pull this rod until this doohickey hits such-and-such, THEN kick it!
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  • RugerNinerRugerNiner Member Posts: 12,636 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Sold it when I moved to PA.
    Then bought a Truimph Tiger.
    Sold that and bought a Honda 750 and then my 56 Panhead in 1978.
    Sold the Honda after a car ran into me on my Panhead.
    Still have the 6 volt, Straight Leg Ridged Frame Pan.

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  • OleDukOleDuk Member Posts: 1,195 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Dang, guys 'n girls, you sure bring back memories!! I had a 125cc Royal Enfield, two cycle bike around 1950. Carried telegrams with it; Western Union for a couple of years. Most of the recipients were very lucky since I never had to deliver a singing telegram. Others weren't so lucky because I had to carry some that reported Korean War casualties. Didn't hang around for a tip on those. Riding that bike was a lot of fun though.
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  • Tailgunner1954Tailgunner1954 Member Posts: 7,815
    edited November -1
    Had a 66 Royal Oilfield GT-250 cafe racer that I resurected from a basket full of rust, prefered riding the 750 Norton however.
    Still have a 250 Greeves Ranger (2 stroke street/trail) if anyones interested in one.

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  • Myra-LouMyra-Lou Member Posts: 641 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Yeh....I always wanted a Enfield in the 60's.......Had to settle for a BSA 650 Twin......
  • Myra-LouMyra-Lou Member Posts: 641 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by He Dog
    Made in India. That fills me with confidence.


    it was a High performance Motorcycle made in England.....Guaranted 160MPH out of the crate




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  • tr foxtr fox Member Posts: 13,856
    edited November -1
    In the early 60's I had a Triumph 650 vertical twin, one carb. I couldn't afford a new one so I bought a used 1955 Thunderbird that had been altered to look like the more sporty Triumphs. I replaced the slower Thunderbird engine (cast iron head as compared to alloy, lower compression, etc.) engine with a 1959 Triumph TR-6 (I believe, been long ago) and would go around town kicking butt on the fast cars, Corvettes and (sorry everyone) all the Harleys. But one day I about s**t and fell back in it when I got beat by a stock Jap (Honda I think) bike that had much less displacement than I did. And the Jap bike even looked goofey compared to my Triumph, BSA, Norton, Gold Star, AJS, Aerial, or other Brit bikes. But it sure ruined my day.

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