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1927 Royal Enfield Model K

Sale price: £18000 - $24328 - €20455

Item location: Weybridge, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Brand: Royal Enfield
Model: Model K
Year: 1927
Condition: Used
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Description

For sale by auction on Saturday 07 June 2014 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170
In 1893. the Enfield Manufacturing Company Ltd was registered to
manufacture bicycles. By 1899. Enfield were producing quadricycles
with De Dion engines and experimenting with a heavy bicycle frame
fitted with a Minerva engine clamped to the front downtube. In
1912. the Royal Enfield Model 180 sidecar combination was
introduced with a 770 cc V-twin JAP engine which was raced
successfully in the Isle of Man TT and at Brooklands. In 1911. br/>prior to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. Enfield added
the word 'Royal' to its name. They supplied large numbers of
motorcycles to the British War Department and also won a motorcycle
contract for the Imperial Russian Government. Enfield used its own
225cc two-stroke single and 425cc V-twin engines. They also
produced an 8 hp motorcycle sidecar model fitted with a Vickers
machine gun. In 1921. Enfield developed a new 976cc twin. and in
1924 launched the first Enfield four-stroke 350cc single using a
JAP engine. In 1928. Royal Enfield began using the bulbous 'saddle'
tanks and centre-spring girder front forks; one of the first
companies to do so. Even though it was trading at a loss in the
depression years of the 1930's. the company was able to rely on
reserves to keep going. In 1931. Albert Eddie. one of the founders
of the company. died and his partner R. W. Smith died soon
afterwards in 1933.

This 1927 Royal Enfield Model K is fitted with the 976cc V-twin
engine was restored in the early 1990's to the highest of
standards. only having four owners from new. The vendor purchased
this motorcycle in 1997 and has used it regularly; the last rally
he attended on this machine was the 2012 Belgium tour to
'Veteranentreffen' in Oostende which he completed trouble free.
This stunning Royal Enfield fitted with twin fish tail exhausts and
period klaxon horn is finished in dark green and comes supplied
with a V5C registration document. MoT test certificate which
expires in August 2013. the original buff log book and old MoT test
certificates. This is a true classic from one of the most respected
manufacturers of the time.



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