Royal Enfield Trials

Royal Enfield faces new Trials ahead

Royal Enfield is facing trialling times with a new CEO, plans to build an assembly factory in Thailand and the launch of Trials versions of its 350cc and 500cc Bullet. Bullet Trials While the new Trials bikes could hardly be used for trials riding, they do show a slightly more off-road emphasis, although they have …

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Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 arriving

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 arriving

The first twin-cylinder Royal Enfields in six decades are now arriving in showrooms around the world and riders are lining up at dealerships for test rides. Australian importer Urban Moto Imports organised a demo bike for me through TeamMoto Euro in Slacks Creek, but because of the demand, I only had a couple of days …

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Jawa Classic Legends revival

Jawa success to delay BSA revival?

Jawa Motorcycles have returned with such a vengeance in India, there could be pressure to export to other markets and delay the revival of BSA. Currently, owners Mahindra Motorcycles are only licensed by the original Czech Jawa company to make and sell the bikes in India. However, that could change in the next few years …

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Royal Enfield 650 twins factory axe gap 2019

Royal Enfield twins Aussie pricing and arrival

Royal Enfield Australia has announced highly competitive pricing for its new 650cc twins, the Interceptor INT naked and Continental GT cafe racer. The bikes will be in Aussie dealerships in February and dealers tell us they are already taking record orders. One Brisbane dealer said they had 25 orders, mainly for the Interceptor. Customers won’t be …

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Legendary Moto Tours Himalayas Royal Enfield Classic 500 10% discount

Legendary 10% discount for our readers

Indian-based motorcycle tour company Legendary Moto Rides is offering Motorbike Writer readers a 10% discount on their three 2019 Himalayan tours riding the highest motorable roads in the world. To score the discount, just type in the code “MBW10%” when making a booking. Riders can save from about $A330 to $A450 with the 10% discount. …

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Legendary Moto Tours Himalayas Royal Enfield Classic 500

Legendary ride to top of the world

The most legendary motorcycle tour has to be riding a Royal Enfield to the top of the world in the Himalayas. So that’s exactly what we plan to do next year! Tours with Indian-based Legendary Moto Rides run in 2019 from 1-12 June, 24 August to 4 September, and 5-16 September. The tour costs from $US2500 for …

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Royal Enfield 650 twins factory axe gap 2019

Royal Enfield 650 twins plug mid gap

Royal Enfield has launched its 650cc twin-cylinder Interceptor naked and Continental GT cafe racer to fill a mid-weight gap in the market, says company boss Siddhartha Lal. We expect the bikes to arrive in Australia in November starting at $8000. Prices The US prices are $5799 (plus on-road costs) for the single-colour Interceptor, $5999 for …

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Royal Enfield Himalayan Dakar Edition - scandal

Royal Enfield faces limited edition scandal

Royal Enfield has displayed a Himalayan Dakar Edition in Bangkok as relations at home have soured over a scandal involving the limited-edition Classic 500 Pegasus. However, it appears this Dakar edition is just a custom design for inspiration and display purposes only, not for production, even in limited numbers. Yet! Dakar edition The Himalayan Dakar …

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