Friday, February 16, 2018

Tug of war

Tug of war between a Royal Enfield and a KTM Duke 200. The Royal Enfield 500 has more than double the torque of the KTM, so it is unclear what do these tests accomplish. The KTM looks like it fares worse, but that is just due to the bike geometry with a higher center of mass. Both bikes spin their wheels, so clearly they are not using their full torquing capacity.

 Here's one with a bodybuilder, even less meaningful, and potentially more dangerous.

Thursday, February 15, 2018


You could buy yourself a Royal Enfield in Lamb's of 151 High St, Walthamstow in 1917. Today the place is a Cafe.
They had two other locations as well, but the original buildings are not standing anymore.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Friday, February 9, 2018

Dallas IMS 2018

Last Saturday I did a bit of an Iron Butt, not on my Royal Enfield, but in my Toyota Prius, driving 930 miles total to go and return from Dallas, Texas where the International Motorcycle Show was taking place. I did not check ahead of time if Royal Enfield would be there, so I was glad to see they were, represented by the Fort Worth dealer, which is one of the most important ones in the US.
They had a Himalayan,

with a contest,

And they had a Conti 650,

A Bullet in black,

and also a couple of more standard Bullets. Here's another view of the stand.

As usual, there was a contest between customized motorcycles, like this one,

and one of the contenders was a Royal Enfield!

All in all a very enjoyable show. Pity the long drive.


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