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 Although aspects of their motorcycles could be called outdated their models have an authentic retro feel compared to other manufacturers 'modern classics' that rely on styling alone to evoke nostalgia.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 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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Return of the Cafe Racers - Royal Enfield Electra Pup

Royal Enfield Electra Pup

This might not be the first time you’ve seen the Pup by UK based workshop, Old Empire Motorcycles. It was on Pipeburn a few months back and has been popping up all over the place ever since. Alec Sharp of OEM shared his inspiration behind the build with me along with their new video…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - V Twin Royal Enfield Bulldog

V Twin Royal Enfield Bulldog

In collaboration with Fuel Magazine I recently interviewed Guy Brown, founding member of Carberry Motorcycles. Carberry was a Melbourne based company that developed a double barrell engine using Royal Enfields 500cc single as a base. This bike which Guy affectionately calls the Bulldog, is one of only a handful of the Carberry…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Royal Enfield Cafe Racer

Royal Enfield Cafe Racer

When it comes to selecting the best factory built Cafe Racer it looks like Royal Enfield’s Continental GT could take out first place. The Continental GT Cafe Racer, which is scheduled to be released in 2013, sports the first new chassis to be released by the Indian motorcycle manufacturer in 50 years.…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - MCN Cafe Racer test

MCN Cafe Racer test

After the release of the Norton 961 Commando in 2009 MCN decided to pull together some of the best “off the shelf” modern Cafe Racers on the market for an all out open throttle review. With a Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer, Ace 904 Thruxton Special, Hyde Harrier Jubilee and Royal Enfield Clubman fueled up and…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Royal Enfield pin striping pro

Royal Enfield pin striping pro

It’s one thing to see a motorcycle roll out of a factory but when you get to see some of the skill that goes in to piecing each machine together it’s a beautiful thing. Could this guy be any faster/smoother with his pin striping?! Take note of how many tanks there are…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Boardtrackers are the new black

Boardtrackers are the new black

Although Board Tracker styling has influenced the custom motorcycle world for years it’s seems 2010 has been the year of the Board Tracker. Although the sport died almost 80 years ago and the Board Tracker design isn’t a practical one for a daily driver, the legend of the sport and it’s fearless…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - All of a sudden I want an Enfield…

All of a sudden I want an Enfield…

Actually on second thought I think I want a Norton!

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Cogs and Gears Karma Sutra – Royal Enfield Motorcycles

Cogs and Gears Karma Sutra – Royal Enfield Motorcycles

It’s interesting how long it can take for a vehicle manufacturer to gain respect. Triumph’s Bonneville for instance struggled to get a grip in the US market until Marlon Brando rode one in “The Wild One“. But not everyone is lucky enough to have a top billing Hollywood star ready to pilot…

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