Lot 155 - 1932 13053 Model K

Lot 155 - 1932 13053 Model K

Lot 155 - 1932 13053 Model K

Lot Number 155
Registration ABB130
Chassis Number 8997
Engine Number K9352
Estimate £16,000 - £19,000

Royal Enfield was the name under which the Enfield Cycle Company made motorcycles, bicycles, lawnmowers and stationary engines. This legacy of weapons manufacture is reflected in the logo of a cannon, and their motto "Made like a gun, goes like a bullet". Use of the brand name Royal Enfield was licensed by the Crown in 1890. The original Redditch, Worcestershire based company was sold to Norton-Villiers-Triumph in 1968. 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. The late 1930's were a golden era for Royal Enfield and in 1938 the model line boasted 18 different models. Among them were the mighty V-Twins. They started in 1930 with a 976cc engine and crept to 1140cc in 1937 as in the model depicted here. It was used to tow a stylish enclosed sidecar rig, but was also available as a solo. The massive side-valve, twin-cylinder engine with totally enclosed valve gear had Royal Enfield's pioneering dry-sump lubrication system.
It was probably the largest displacement motorcycle of its time. This large powerplant combined with a heavyweight, four-speed, hand-controlled gearbox to ensure that the Model K with standard ratios was ideal for both sidecar and solo use. Lucas 6 volt Magdyno lighting was standard as was black enamel finish with gold lining.

This 1932 Royal Enfield Model K fitted with the 1000cc V-twin engine was restored some time ago to the highest of standards. Supplied new in Newcastle, this motorcycle spent most of its life in the North of England and was purchased by the vendor in 2009.  Finished in maroon and chrome, this Royal Enfield is supplied with a V5C registration document, old style log book, photographs of the motorcycle in dismantled state, copies of parts books and an instruction manual. This classic designed machine with a fishtail exhaust and small saddle bags is an investment for the future which can be used and enjoyed today.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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