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    Royal Enfield

    A dad and son were parked downtown where I was going into a store. I was looking over a vintage Royal Enfield. Looked brand new and I figured he put a lot of hours into the build. Looked beautiful for a 60's bike. They came out and we got to talking of course. The joke was on me. It was a 2010. A 500 single, who would have thought !!!!. I did notice it was right brake and left shift. I thought those english bikes were left brake and right shift. I rode a Triumph one time and about went into the ditch before getting my left foot to apply some pressure lol.

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    Sort of like buying a new Corvair. Its an eye catcher at the very least. I found a set of tube frames for metal pannier cans, and the cans in a neighbor's parts pile and latched onto them thinking they were vintage. Probably not but when I found out how much they cost as an accessory now, I decided to treat them like gold. I've never installed them thinking I didn't want that much iron behind my ankles. Go figure.
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    Royal Enfield's been made in India for many years.....since the 60's, I think.

    https://royalenfield.com/usa/motorcycles/

    They have had a reputation for poor reliability, but were crude enough, and simple enough for anyone to work on with basic hand tools.

    More recent models have been improved.

    Latest model is the Himalayan, an adventure style bike:

    2018 Triumph Street Twin..............2016 CB500F
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    I was in England in 1989 - Blew me away so suddenly see a brand new Enfield. Trick was the ones I knew in the 1960's were Royal Enfields and the one I saw and you saw was an Enfield India.
    When Royal Enfield collapsed - the factory was moved to India

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    The crazy world in which we live. My friend bought a Triumph recently and was shocked it was made in India. Seems like a well made
    unit though and seemingly just as "odd" as the English made units, but no leaks or running troubles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arbolmano View Post
    The crazy world in which we live. My friend bought a Triumph recently and was shocked it was made in India. Seems like a well made
    unit though and seemingly just as "odd" as the English made units, but no leaks or running troubles.
    Pretty sure the new Triumphs are made in Thailand...

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    Pair of 2006 TW's modded to the hilt and a Ducati Multistrada.

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    This video is great just substitue Yamaha TW for Royal Enfield and his discription is perfect for a TW. "Cooler than the underside of a pillow on a hot night", "Erotic yes", " roll on the throttle and you get there just as fast just a little louder" etc. Hahaha.
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    another one, same guy but no hipster parody this time.

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    Woohoo ! ! !

    I've been trying for the past 6 months to take a photograph of this 1957 Royal Enfeld that has been restored to its original condition by the owner, well actually his mechanic did most of the work, so all credit goes to him.







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