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  1. #11506
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    Quote Originally Posted by husaberg View Post
    as far as i know royal endifeld was poms endfield was india made until lately (1994) when thery took over the Royal Endfeild name in a merger.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Enfield_(India)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Enfield
    Here is a pommy RE Conty GT pride of the 60's
    I love it , simplistic handlebar controls and that tacho drive , Very nearly bought one of the new Indian continental singles , love the styling. They just need a bit more H.P. (there are improvement kits available)
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    I am trying to look at that Royal Enfeild but my eyes keep straying to the GT750.
    The best way to forget all your troubles is to wear tight underpants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadpole View Post
    I am trying to look at that Royal Enfeild but my eyes keep straying to the GT750.
    would be worth a dollar or two in that condition
    to be old and wise you must first be young and stupid
    I do have a purpose in life , Even if it is as a warning to others

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadpole View Post
    I am trying to look at that Royal Enfeild but my eyes keep straying to the GT750.
    Just remember how much they weigh, it sure is very well done though.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    That differs from the history I read.
    I didn't look this up, but from what I recall, Royal Enfield (the UK manufacturer) went bung in the 1960s, along with most of the rest of the Brit industry.* As they went down the gurgler though, they sold some of their tooling to an Indian company which used the name Enfield.





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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    I didn't look this up, but from what I recall, Royal Enfield (the UK manufacturer) went bung in the 1960s, along with most of the rest of the Brit industry.* As they went down the gurgler though, they sold some of their tooling to an Indian company which used the name Enfield.





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    Francis Barnett
    Greeves
    James
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    Norman
    Norton
    Panther
    Phoenix
    Royal Enfield
    Sun
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    Velocette

    From the 'Daily Mail Motorcycle and Scooter Guide 1959'. Sixty years on a few of those bikes still manage to look sweet.
    pretty much all of those ended up or were brought up as part of AMC and NVT



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    Quote Originally Posted by tanken2 View Post
    I love it , simplistic handlebar controls and that tacho drive , Very nearly bought one of the new Indian continental singles , love the styling. They just need a bit more H.P. (there are improvement kits available)
    I prefer this model of the 535 , just looks the part more , but newer engine is more reliable. Have the Indians gut the balls to resurrect the V twin? seems they have.
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    to be old and wise you must first be young and stupid
    I do have a purpose in life , Even if it is as a warning to others

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanken2 View Post
    I prefer this model of the 535 , just looks the part more , but newer engine is more reliable. Have the Indians gut the balls to resurrect the V twin?
    https://motorbikewriter.com/carberry...n-engine-sale/
    Carberry Enfield 1000cc v twin
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    to be old and wise you must first be young and stupid
    I do have a purpose in life , Even if it is as a warning to others

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanken2 View Post
    Would love the V twin (poor mans Egli Vincent) but this is my ultimate single with pre unit motor , only needs fly catcher screen and would be perfect.
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    to be old and wise you must first be young and stupid
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    Quote Originally Posted by tanken2 View Post
    Carberry coming to NZ
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7P7i1rFRQI
    to be old and wise you must first be young and stupid
    I do have a purpose in life , Even if it is as a warning to others

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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    Isn't it BMW who own Rover, Land Rover, Jaguar, and the Mini? Probably all owned by Kuwait and Saudi Oil money anyway, like Mercedes.
    I don't think less than 10% constitutes ownership.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tanken2 View Post
    in 1893 Enfield became Royal Enfield, 1955 Indian plant producing Royal Enfields , 1967 only 2 models produced in U.K, plant shuts down . India exports Bikes to U.K and Europe.

    according to wiki there were 76 motorcycle manufacturers in the U.K , now dominated by the war losers. Germany , Japan and Italy
    There is a good reason for that, by the end of the war which is ancient history all the British equipment was worn out. The best they could do post war was make pre war things with a bit of bling on them.
    ET went to Japan in early 60's as stated if the Japanese stick to sub 500's its ok, otherwise game over.

    The US had a large amount of Motorcycle manufacturers at one point...think it was just prior to Ford bringing out the game changing Model T.
    We are waiting for a new electric T but its not coming very quickly.

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    Older styling variant on the Enfield V twin theme :http://www.musketvtwin.com/news
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    it's not a bad thing till you throw a KLR into the mix.
    those cheap ass bitches can do anything with ductape.
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    Bugger some of that "Older styling" thing. Comfortable seats and good suspension were not developed because the old stuff was as good as it could be.

    I wonder if buyers also give up other modern things and start crapping in the street and looking forward to a dose of good old fashioned Typhoid.
    The best way to forget all your troubles is to wear tight underpants.

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