In September, Royal Enfield started US operations based in Milwaukee. First, a little history: The British motorcycle company started in 1893 as the Enfield Cycle Company. They built motorcycles, fixed engines, and lawnmowers. Additionally, and as with a lot of early motorcycle companies, they also built bicycles and weapons, including the Enfield rifle. In 1901, […]
This is Part 2 of my previous post with photos of vintage motorcycles at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, taken during Sturgis 2012. 1947 AJS 1952 Vincent Black Shadow 1949 Ariel Red Hunter 350 1964 Royal Enfield ” Interceptor TT” 1991 Harley-Davidson FXRT Tailpipe Chair – Custom Furniture 1952 Indian Chief Motorcycle […]
Royal Enfield revealed a cafe-racer production concept called Continental GT at India Auto Expo 2012. This bike is the first original Royal Enfield motorcycle in 50 years—finally a break from the traditional post-war British model. The bike has new suspension, frame, wheels, headlights and everything else, except that the engine is a modified version of a current model.
A café racer is a type of motorcycle that developed from a 1950’s British biker subculture called the Rockers. Young and rebellious, the Rockers listened to Rock and Roll music and wanted a unique and fast bike that would take them from one transport café to another. (Transport café is the British word for a […]
The oldest motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield Motors, the maker of the iconic Bullet motorcycles, reached new record sales in 2011. Royal Enfield sold more than 42,000 motorcycles worldwide in the first two-quarters of 2011—an increase of over 40% from last year. In the third quarter, Enfield already surpassed its sales totals of 2010 and is […]