Buying a restored Royal Enfield in India


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Jan 11, 2011
Chiang Mai, Thailand
2007 KTM 990 Adventure Suzuki DRZ 400
With the Royal Enfield's being manufactured in India, they are one of the motorcycle bargains of the world, when bought locally (IE in India).

I recently paid to have a 1966 Royal Enfield 500 Bullet restored. The cost of the bike to me was 140,000 Indian Rupees, road registered, which works out to be about 72,000 Bht. It was another 11,000 Bht for the original panniers and racks, which still have to be fitted.

Some photo's of the finished bike below. Gear shift and kick start are on opposite sides. They will run the bike in for you, so that the first short service can be done.

DSCN0758_edited by Triangle Golden 007, on Flickr

DSCN0757 (1)_edited by Triangle Golden 007, on Flickr

Someone send the turn signals might not be original, checking into this

DSCN0755 (1)_edited by Triangle Golden 007, on Flickr

DSCN0754 (1)_edited by Triangle Golden 007, on Flickr
Mmm think everything on the bars is less than authentic ......should work then :)
It came out very nice Phil, tasty! To own this in Thailand would be magic!
The blinkers are not original, there would be non on a 50's or 60's model. Mine was a 90's model and the blinkers had orange glass.
I never used mine anyway, used my arms to indicate direction, as I did on the Velocette :p
Suggest you ask them to protect all chromium plated parts with Vaseline/petroleum jelly before storing it.
The India chrome has a notoriously bad corrosion resistance.......

Saline environment in 6 months does this:
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