Royal Enfield Motorcycles

Royal Enfield was established in England in 1851. They provided two-wheeled transport during both world wars with production taking place in the UK. After the World War II manufacturing moved to India with the first Indian made motorcycle debuting on 1949. Due to their popularity in India, Enfield enjoys some of the highest sales figures of any motorcycle manufacturer in the world. In 2017 Royal Enfield announced a new parallel twin, 650cc engine configuration developed in the UK that they hope will prove popular in the international markets. Although aspects of their motorcycles could be called outdated their models have an authentic retro feel compared to other manufacturers 'modern classics' that rely on styling alone to evoke nostalgia.
Return of the Cafe Racers - Royal Racer – Enfield Bullet Cafe Kit

Royal Racer – Enfield Bullet Cafe Kit

Do you want a Royal Enfield cafe racer? You could just go out and buy a Royal Enfield Continental GT, but what if you’re after something a bit more unique? Indian workshop J&D Custom Co is in the final stages of developing a bolt-on kit that will transform any run of the mill…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Roads We Ride – Commuting in Sydney

Roads We Ride – Commuting in Sydney

The Roads We Ride series continues this year with more insights into some of Sydney’s best-known riding roads and how to safely navigate them. This time around rather than heading out into the countryside we tag along with Jimi Swan on his Royal Enfield 500 during his ride to and from work.…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - EICMA 2017 Cafe Racer Collection

EICMA 2017 Cafe Racer Collection

Milan was once again buzzing with motorcycle mania as the world’s top manufacturers gathered to showcase their latest developments at EICMA 2017. This year we were pleased to see a glut of retro-styled, “modern classic” motorcycles amongst the new releases. While that is great news for nostalgic types like us, what was…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Rossi Racer – MotoKraft Customs MK46

Rossi Racer – MotoKraft Customs MK46

There’s one thing that the people of India like more than cricket and that’s motorcycles. Motorcycles and mopeds rule the streets of India, in fact, there’s more than 37 million of them helping India’s population to get where they’re going. With that many people riding motorcycles it’s only natural there’s a strong…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Unnaturally Aspirated – Royal Enfield Continental GT-T

Unnaturally Aspirated – Royal Enfield Continental GT-T

Royal Enfield’s Continental GT has been with us for a few years now. A single cylinder 535cc fuel injected engine with a Harris Performance designed frame, Paioli shocks, Brembo brakes, classic retro looks and a reasonable price tag have made it one of the more common Royal Enfield models I see thumping…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Heart transplant – Tony 535 Cafe Racer

Heart transplant – Tony 535 Cafe Racer

When all this Cafe Racer business started in the fifties, a common practice among builders was to transplant high powered engines into the best handling frames. Back then motorcycle manufacturers had different design strengths so home builders would leverage them by mixing their own cafe racer cocktails. Today things are a bit…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Hazan Motorworks by Cinema Mercantile

Hazan Motorworks by Cinema Mercantile

If you’re into motorcycles and you haven’t heard of Max Hazan you’ve probably been on a solo trip in the desert for the past year. Max builds what can only be described as rolling works of art and has been getting some great and well deserved press. Two of his latest custom…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Royal Enfield Continental GT Cafe Racer

Royal Enfield Continental GT Cafe Racer

I’ve been following the development of the Royal Enfield Continental GT Cafe Racer closely since it was showcased at the Indian Auto Expo in the beginning of 2012. This week the Continental GT has been unveiled at the Ace Cafe London and will go on sale to the public for the bargain price…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - The Fox Royal Enfield Bullet

The Fox Royal Enfield Bullet

The ‘Genus V’ is a series of 5 custom built motorcycles designed  as “affordable and attainable” builds by Norfolk based workshop, Old Empire Motorcycles. The Fox is the first Genus V build to roll out of the OEM workshop and was built in the image of their Royal Enfield Electra ‘Pup’ from…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Royal Enfield 535 Cafe Racer

Royal Enfield 535 Cafe Racer

Since its first appearance at the International Auto Expo in Delhi, the Royal Enfield Continental GT Cafe Racer has been touring the international expo circuit. Originally sporting some fairly high-end components the latest iteration has had some changes that will lower production costs. This suggests that it is much closer to the bike that…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Royal Enfield Bullet Cafe Racer

Royal Enfield Bullet Cafe Racer

I will never again complain about my workspace. Check out this inspiring Royal Enfield Cafe Racer build from India. Working out of a modest workshop, packed with parts spilling out on to the street, these guys turned out one of the nicest looking Royal Enfield Cafe Racers I’ve seen. The “Richënfield” Cafe…

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