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1923 Royal Enfield RE201

Sold for £4,830

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: YA6790
Engine No: 11179
Frame No: 10511
CC: 225
MOT: Exempt

  • 225cc 2 stroke engine with 2-speed gearbox
  • Turns over on the kick-starter, but recommissioning required.
  • Stored under the vendor's workbench for a number of years
  • Last MOT in 1991, owned by vendor since 1984
  • V5C and original Buff logbook indicating 4 previous owners
  • Period Royal Enfield catalogue and parts list supplied

The first Royal Enfield motorcycle was built in 1901 by the Enfield Cycle Company of Redditch having previously manufactured bicycles, lawnmowers and stationary engines. Under various ownership, the name has continued through to the present day making it one of the longest-lasting names in the two-wheeled world. The 225cc two-stroke range was developed before the First World War but only really came into its own in the 1920s.

This 1923 RE201 was bought by the vendor in 1984 and was last MOTd in 1991 before being stored under his workbench with a few other bikes. The original Buff log book would suggest it has only had 4 previous owners, the second and third owners having the same surname so possibly father and son. The engine turns over on the kickstarter and it comes together with a period Royal Enfield catalogue and parts list and some photocopied service information. Nice and original, it will make a very interesting restoration project.

For more information, please contact:
Ian Cunningham

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