Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Oil system

The 1913 Royal Enfield was a V-Twin that incorporated a unique oil lubrication system including a glass reservoir. That feature would persist for several years, until 1920. People lauded it for being easy to check that the system was working as one could see the oil circulate. This is a diagram of the system, from The Motor Cycle 1913.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Stockholm to Cape Town and back in 1929

According to this entry in "Madrid Automóvil", July 1929, these two gentlemen went from Stockholm to Cape Town and back. Pictured here are in their passage through Madrid. It is claimed their trip took 40,200 kilometers. On a Royal Enfield sidecar, for which nothing was impossible.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Factory customs

Royal Enfield unveils, for the first time, factory custom bikes. You can see galleries of them here and here.

Saturday, June 18, 2016


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