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……

An Enfield Excursion, Part the Last

Stuart and Ian have taken their Enfield Bullets on an extended sprint around Scotland. Another couple of riders join the fray: time for a spot of bike-swapping before Stuart’s Bullet mysteriously starts to lose power… Day Three: 156 miles While Doug was engaged in the trappings of business, Ian and I took off for a late morning shakedown to the…

An Enfield Excursion, Part Two

Last time, Stuart Urquhart set off on his classic big single on an extended sprint around Scotland. He meets up with RC rider Ian aboard another Enfield Bullet, and together the pair explore the B-roads beyond Loch Lomond… Day One: 117 miles I was suffering the ravages of one too many Blondes (see previous episode). Fortunately, I had several hours…

Classic Motorcycle Meet

There were a multitude of classic motorcycles at Stony Straford near Milton Keynes recently. It must take a great deal of effort, enthusiasm and planning to arrange a single classic event each year but to arrange two must require dedication above and beyond the call of duty. However this is exactly what the organisers of Classic Stony manage with shows…