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A few  back I visited Sturgis one of my big road trips. I remember out Gypsie Vintage Cycles. of JC Pappy Hoyel, of the Sturgis Rally. While I there during the rally I really enjoyed browsing the of fantastic rides they available.

Hagrid and Harry preparing for takeoff on a magical Enfield Bullet 500

I was excited to that the boys from Stars spent some at Gypsie Vintage Cycles as a of their trip to Sturgis as Looking at Gypsie’s Twitter it looks like the Pawn went home with looks like a ’64 Honda While that’s a fine I also caught wind of checking out a 1956 Royal Bullet with a Watsonian sidecar like the one ridden by in the Harry Potter movies .

made me giggle a bit is that the bit I read called the bike a reproduction of the 1956 original. The here is that I don’t the bike is a reproduction. It’s that the design of the bike is identical to that 1956 but that’s because the bike is in production using the same design that was in use back

Canadian Rangers using rifles.

Looking back at the of Enfield is pretty interesting. they started making in 1893, the company had already a name for themselves as firearm The Lee-Enfield was standard issue for all the soldiers in both World and is still in service as the standard weapon for the Canadian Forces’ Arctic reserve unit.

such a reputation for firearms, no surprise they launched motorcycles with the slogan ”Made a gun, goes like a

By 1910, motorcycles were more and more common with 36,242 registered in the Kingdom. By 1914 that had grown to 123,678 and Enfield were one of the hottest sellers. The number of bikes produced it fairly easy for collectors to one of these early models for collection. Earlier this a 1915 Royal Enfield 8hp sold for £12,000 at an auction by HH Classics Limited .

1915 Royal Enfield 8hp 1915 Royal Enfield 8hp 1915 Royal Enfield 8hp Motorcycle

Royal Enfield hard to maintain their by making faster and sportier Mecum Auctions had a 1926 Enfield as a part of The Barry Motorcycle Collection. As a proof of how these bikes are for collectors, the selling price was only

I consider this to be a bargain for a well maintained piece of history.

1926 Royal 1926 Royal Enfield Royal Enfield

Soldier a Royal Enfield Flying

One of the more interesting Royal motorcycles is the WD/RE, popularly as the Flying Flea. A German company, DKW, had been a lightweight motorcycle called the Being a Jewish owned the Nazi party shut production in 1938. A Dutch approached Royal Enfield to a similar bike.

The resulting motorcycle increased the size from 100cc to and proved to be very light and During World War II Allied parachuted these behind lines with airborne In 2007, HH Classics Limited a 1946 Flying Flea a final selling price of

Of course not all Royal Enfields are bargains. There is a famous of James Dean riding a Enfield 500 Twin from back to his home in New York in the of 1953. The bike broke outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Dean used the broken as partial payment for an Indian TT motorcycle used to complete the home.

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 S Clubman

This particular story is fun to because there are no known of James Dean with his Enfield. After a bit of investigation it out the bike was a much more J2 than the previously believed 500 The J2 was known for producing lots of and being a lot of fun to ride.

If you happen to a J2 sitting in a barn somewhere, and it has number J2/7484 then proceed care. This is the recorded number for James’ missing and collectors around the world line up with offers for

James Dean’s love of cars and motorcycles is well A Royal Enfield J2 found in a turned out not to be James Dean’s bike. Advertisement for the Royal J2

In 1949, Royal Enfield the popular Bullet 500 with new A prototype of the updated machine had itself at the 1948 International Six Days  and production models to win similar endurance events. this proven reliability, the Army chose the Bullet 500 for patrol use. By 1955, the Army was ordering so many of the that a plant was opened in

Production of the Bullet 500 continues to day at the Madras plant with few changes having been to the design of the bike in this I believe it was a 2003 model the Stars found in Sturgis.

the Bullet 500 production doing in India, Royal Enfield making motorcycles in the UK with the being the final model. to keep pace with the of Japanese motorcycles, Enfield producing motorcycles in the UK in 1970. India acquired the rights to use at the beginning of the name again in and launched an updated line of in 2009.

The new bikes are pretty They have kept a lot of character while introducing reliability but still keeping bargain price. Moves this will certainly Royal Enfield in business in the to come.

Having been bikes in three different centuries me wonder if they will producing into the next

2010 Royal Enfield Electra 2010 Royal Bullet G5 Classic 2010 Enfield Clubman

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 S Clubman
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 S Clubman
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 S Clubman
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 S Clubman


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