Saturday, 9 June 2012

Old Empire Motorcycles Pup

New British-based custom shop Old Empire Motorcycles have finished this ultra-cool Enfield Electra-based lowrider. Pics from 8ngero


Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Enfield Continental GT

Picked this up on Bubble Visor ( Royal Enfield displayed this Cafe Racer concept at Auto Expo 2012. The 500cc efi-powered machine is styled on the original Continental GT 250 single-cylinder and Enfield in India say they may start manufacturing these by mid-2012. 

The bike has apparently been developed with a lot of input from the British importer, Watsonian - which makes a lot of sense since Britain is the ancestral home of the cafe racer and the original Continental GT was THE coolest bike a 16-year-old kid could lust after back in the early Seventies. 

Believe it. I desperately hankered after one but ended up with an older BSA C15 250. What a mistake. I could have owned a sporty little cafe racer. I ended up with a leaky, tardy, lardy BSA. Don't get me wrong, I had a lot of smiles with the Beezer but it was hardly my dream machine. 

It was only tales of suspect five-speed boxes that put me off buying the Enfield.....

Maybe a new 500cc Contintental GT could finally lay those old ghosts to rest?