Video: Retro refit

Bikes for sale

At the recent Goodwood Revival in West Sussex, Royal Enfield took the period themed event to a new level and fully recreated a bike dealership as it would have been in the 1960s – service bay and bike mechanic included.

The above video shows a 1949 Royal Enfield Model G being rebuilt over two hours at the Revival. Rod Gaskell worked on the bike with guidance from 81 year-old Maurice Mumford, who worked on the machines extensively when it was originally being produced at Royal Enfield’s Westwood plant in the 1950’s.



Nostalgia is a word that goes hand-in-hand with the Royal Enfield brand, simple machines that hark back to a bygone age of yesteryear; the bikes are straightforward and easy to work on. Here’s what is currently for sale on


1972 Enfield 500 Bullet
This is an Enfield of old, for when nothing but the real-deal will do. Its been looked after and is in great condition for its age and features rare Smiths clocks.



2010 Royal Enfield 500 Bullet
On the contrary to the old Enfield’s that have the looks but also the maintenance costs to go with owning classic machinery, the new Royal Enfield’s still look like the old bikes but feature the updated fuel injection to meet Euro standards. It’s a bike that won’t break the bank and offers good value for money, just so long as you’re after something simple and straightforward.


2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT
Bang on trend, the Continential GT is a bike that offers a way into the Café Racer club without the necessary shortcomings (or costs) of having to build a bike from scratch while also being a lot cheaper than the new retro bikes that are currently offered by other manufactures.

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James Archibald

By James Archibald

Former MCN Junior Web Producer