Monday, October 26, 2020

Saala Khadoos

Saala Khadoos is a sports film. It features a Royal Enfield in some scenes.


Friday, October 23, 2020

Renders of the new cruiser


Rushlane's in-house design specialist Ratyush Rout created possible renders of the new cruiser. They say it compares to the Harley Davidson Street 750,

others have seen parallels with Triumph's Speedmaster.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Captain Tom

 Captain Tom Moore has become a celebrity in the UK raising money for charity in the run up to his 100 year birthday in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis. 

His first motorcycle was a Royal Enfield.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Cycle World number 3, 2020

 Cycle World is the main motorcycle magazine in the US. I have read it for many years and it was rare that Royal Enfield got any mention. 

However, in issue #3 of 2020 there are two articles.

In one, legendary writer Peter Egan, writes about a Himalayan he got. I could not find the article online so here are some quotes: "I'd always liked the looks and character of the Indian-built Royal Enfields, but had heard they often required a bit of fettling to correct their hand-built idiosyncrasies. Ligman assured me that was no longer the case. `We haven't seen any problems at all in the new Himalayans or the 650 Twins', he said". "When I pulled into the dealership, I shut off the bike and sat there awhile, looking it over. I took off my helmet and asked myself, Why doesn't anybody build a bike like this? I let that idiotic statement ring in the air for a moment and then I said `Oh, wait, somebody does.' What I meant, of course, was, Why doesn't some proven, long established brand in the American marketplace build a bike like this? Well, somebody in India had done it -figured out exactly what I wanted, when I wasn't even sure myself, and built it. You have to reward people who read your mind, so I decided to go out on a limb and trade in the old DR on my own Himalayan."

In the other, they describe a custom built 1957 Royal Enfield made Indian by Milwaukee builder J. Shia of Madhouse Motors. You can see pictures in their featured builds. If you look carefully, you will notice a foot sizing device like you find in shoe shops working as footrest.

They have also just uploaded an INT650 First Ride report. Earlier they had a Conti 650 First Ride Report.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Royal Enfield win in Daytona!

 "An historic AFT Production Twins Main Event saw Johnny Lewis (No. 10 Moto Anatomy X Powered by Royal Enfield Twins FT) claim Royal Enfield’s first-ever AFT victory and season-long dominator James Rispoli (No. 43 Latus Motors Racing Harley-Davidson XG750R) crowned the class’ champion." According to RW.

Johnny Lewis (10). Photo by Scott Hunter, courtesy AFT.

Update: There's video!


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