A Continental Conundrum

RC reader Ray is getting to grips with his second Royal Enfield rebuild. He’s building up a 250 Continental GT from boxes of bits. All was going swimmingly, until he unwrapped the bodywork to reveal a colour scheme of an unusual hue… Ray’s previous project: sadly missed! We have all heard of ‘buyer’s remorse’, and most people involved with classic…

Single-minded musings

Over the years, many of Stu Thomson’s motorcycles have been powered by single cylinder motors. He’s owned and ridden trad British bikes like Velocette’s Venom, sporty Italian classics from Moto Guzzi and Aermacchi, and modern classics from Enfield and the Far East. So what can Stu conclude after trying so many different types of single-cylinder motorcycle? Before the multi-cylinder machines…

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Few modern motorcycles have attracted as much attention in the classic world as the Royal Enfield 650 twins. Husband and wife John and Anne like the Interceptor so much they bought a matching pair! John reveals why and how, and Anne explain why the Enfield was so much better for her than a Hinckley Bonneville… I’ve always ridden bikes and…

Royal Enfield Clipper

Imagine finding a classic British motorcycle, stored for nearly half a century, just like the one your dad rode. That’s how this Clipper found itself a new owner, and Roy Workman tells its tale… This bike was first seen at a Newark autojumble by a friend of Joss, who thought that it was a Bullet. However Joss spotted that it…

New Year: Old Bikes

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Vintage Stony gathering on January 1st at Stony Stratford. Richard Jones hauled his Triumph out of winter hibernation, seeking respite from ‘retail therapy’ among a splendid selection of vintage and classic motorcycles and cars… Let’s start with this 1939 ohv 250cc Red Panther which was restored by AlanB over a four year…

Royal Enfield Meteor Minor

Some of you may remember the story of a Royal Enfield Meteor Minor which appeared many years ago on the RC site, written by one ‘Gerry Attric’. As a young boy I always remember seeing my father’s motorbike in the garage under a cover, gathering dust. Some days, if the weather was nice and he was having a clear out…