Vintage Royal Enfield Motorcycle Photos

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The Enfield Company began in 1893, by George Townsend as a division of the Townsend Co. which manufactured needles and fishing hooks at the Works needle-making mill in Worcestershire UK. Shortly after …, his son George Townsend Jr. to get into the burgeoning bicycle starting off with a ‘boneshaker’ which soon became as the Townsend cycle. George’s had a iron frame and wooden fitted with a set of iron

In the late 1891 the company was financial difficulties and was taken by R.W. Smith and Albert and renamed the Eadie Manufacturing Ltd. By the late 1800s was supplying weapons parts to the Small Arms Factory in Enfield, Middlesex, and decided to their new bicycle line the

The Royal was added to the bicycle’s in 1892, becoming the Royal Manufacturing Company Ltd. and the slogan Made Like A was added a year later. this early period in the history they built a variety of vehicles, from motor cycles, to tricycles, quadricycles and even motorcars, French-built de Dion-Bouton motors.

The Enfield Motorcycle

Royal built their first around 1902, using 150cc or 239cc engines. In Royal Enfield merged the Alldays Onions Pneumatic Co. of Birmingham, and began manufacturing the automobile.

By 1910 Royal was using 344cc Swiss V-Twins engines, or large-displacement Prestwich JAP and Vickers-Wolseley engines. By the company introduced its chain-drive using the proprietary Enfield gear.

1949 Royal Enfield 2-Stroke, Made Like A Gun

During WWI, Royal was conscripted to build military for the war effort, supplying motorcycles to the British War Department and the allied army. Around this Enfield began building in-house, starting with a 4-… v-twin, and a 225cc single.

Enfield’s proprietary motors used an IOE (inlet-over-exhaust) with a closed valve Engine lubrication was via a hand-operated oil with a glass oil-tank bolted to the frame. For a brief the company even experimented an in-line three-cylinder 2-…

The Royal Enfield ‘Bullet’

In Royal Enfield introduced a new four-valve engine design the Bullet, which had an inclined (or long-… cylinder-head, with an valve gear assembly. The name would go on to be a mainstay of the line, beginning with the of the Bullet 350 in 1939. With the 350, the valve gear was now enclosed within two rocker

At the start of World War II Royal began building motorcycles for the war effort, producing the 125cc or Flying Flea which was to be parachuted to the troops in the field. The Flea was fitted into a cage known as the Bird to protect it during the drop.

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Army

By the 1940s, the Royal Enfield made its most significant to the world of motorcycling with telescopic front-fork assembly, and swing-arm suspension system used twin hydraulic-damper These advancements were on their 1947 model J2, and 500cc parallel-twin. From Enfield was building everything 125cc two-strokes to the 700cc 4-….

In 1949, things changed for the sixty-year-old Redditch marque. the 1940s, the Indian Army was a purchaser of the Bullet (called the . or Royal Vehicle), and at the insistence of the government, production of domestically-consumed would be based within itself. This led to the establishment of the Madras Motors Company, in Thiruvottiyur, Chennai, Tamil India.

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At first, Madras Motor received the Bullet in kit form the Redditch factory, only the final assembly in India, but by the mid the Indian company was manufacturing part of the motorcycle. Royal motorcycles that were for British and/or American continued to be produced at the Redditch until the mid 1970s, now under the umbrella. Eventually, Villiers the entire line, but the Madras Company continued to manufacture the Enfield Bullet in India.

In 1994, Royal Enfield merged with the Eicher which also produced for automotive and heavy industry. In the Enfield built the world’s production diesel motorcycle, the Diesel.

Like some preserved in amber, the Royal Bullet continues to be manufactured in its vintage 1955 form minor upgrades), being totally in India by Royal Motors Ltd. (known as Enfield India) in Tamil India. The Enfield Bullet is now through Watsonian Squire in Blockley, Gloucestershire, UK.

Today, Enfield manufactures the Twinspark, the touring Bullet 500, Bullet Machismo, Electra 5S, and the retro-looking Bullet

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