Tuesday, March 9, 2010


This post is part of the Royal Enfield Virtual museum. If you don't know what that is, visit the museum, you will be able to return here easily. ============================

There seems to be little change or development in 1920. There are small changes. The bikes appear more muscular and less like a bicycle with an engine attached to them, There appear to be only five 1920 V-Twins in existence today, perhaps indicating that sales were still sluggish due to the post war economy. The single two stroke was still in production, and the ad for the Olympia Motor Show in early December lists essentially the same models, but with some changes we will discuss in the exhibit of 1921, The little 225cc achieved a number of racing successes: a gold medal in the ACU Six Days' Trials, five first places in the Worcester Motorcycle Club Hill Climb and a win in a 100 mile rough track during Rand Motorcyclce Club's Open Lightweight Trials in South Africa.

(Source: "The History of Royal Enfield Motorcycles" by Peter Hartley)

1 comment:

  1. That's great to read that the Model 200 225cc won hill climb events because I have one of these little beauties and whilst it goes it has compression problems and won't climb even a small incline! No probs there just a bit more work and we will be attending club events on it in Sydney, Australia. I even purchased a spare motor for it the other day. A Miracle!
    It would be great to know how many other 200s there are out there.
    Regards, Mike Floyd ....RE Club Australia



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