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 Himalayan

If you’ve not kept up with the recent events in India, Royal Enfield are now producing a wider range of bikes. After many years – many decades, even – of what could be described as stagnation, the firm aims to become a major player in the motorcycling world. They wish to augment their traditional range with new and up-to-date products.…

Royal Enfield Interceptor

Several manufacturers showcased models at this winter’s Motorcycle Live exhibition which seek to recreate the classic bikes from their marque’s glory days of yesteryear. Richard Jones inspects several of them on our behalf – along with some other retro offerings – and gets the ball rolling with the long-awaited big twin from India…. In mid-1970 the last Series II Interceptor…

Royal Enfields in India

RC regular Richard Jones has been on a busman’s holiday to the Indian subcontinent. When he’s on assignment in the UK, he takes photos of old motorcycles. So when he’s on holiday, halfway around the world, he… takes photos of old motorcycles. Here, then, is his interpretation of why one particular part of India appeared to be overflowing with Enfields……