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Old 21st October 2007, 22:37   #31
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I think i saw an article in some magazine about this enfield scooter. Probably a year and a half or two back, cant really remember now.
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i have a book which mentions every enfield ever made. . it even has the flea enfield (a 150 cc bike made during WW II for the army). but no mention about the 'fantabulous'.

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Hey karlosdeville,

I am aware that my cousin in Chennai has a fantabulous and he is also a avid fan of Bullet !! I am due to travel to Chennai in a few days for a few days and shall get you the pics of it. Incidentally he also has a FURY (Twin Cylinder) bike, I am not sure of the name etc - Shall post the pics soon.

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I am aware that my cousin in Chennai has a fantabulous and he is also a avid fan of Bullet !! I am due to travel to Chennai in a few days for a few days and shall get you the pics of it. Incidentally he also has a FURY (Twin Cylinder) bike, I am not sure of the name etc - Shall post the pics soon.
Wonderfull, looking forward to some detailed pics
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Incidentally he also has a FURY (Twin Cylinder) bike, I am not sure of the name etc - Shall post the pics soon.

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If its a twin, then it cant be a FURY. Fury was a 175 cc two stroke Zundapp single with optional F disc brake.
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Hey karlosdeville,

I am aware that my cousin in Chennai has a fantabulous and he is also a avid fan of Bullet !! I am due to travel to Chennai in a few days for a few days and shall get you the pics of it. Incidentally he also has a FURY (Twin Cylinder) bike, I am not sure of the name etc - Shall post the pics soon.

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if ur cousin's name is Sarangan, then he does own a Fury too. And the twin he owns is the Yezdi350 (Jawa350). gimme a call when ur here.
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It used to be...! She's now with me.
I'd seen the same scoot early this year (around January) at that place once and never imagined that someone would ever actually feel like buying it-even at that price!

This incidentally reminds me of a seires 1 "chestlight" lambretta I'd seen in a much more 'complete' state although rather rusty but restorable in Vizag a few years ago...it went to the local scrapman for around the same price (1k), which I couldve gladly paid myself! Now cant find one even though I'm ready to pay upto 10k!
But I hear the same scoot's now ended up with a bike collector here in hyderbad who claims to've got it for 60k from vizag in the same condition!
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Hey karl, Some great news. finally got some pix of what she should be!!
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if ur cousin's name is Sarangan, then he does own a Fury too. And the twin he owns is the Yezdi350 (Jawa350). gimme a call when ur here.
Yes buddy , His name is Sarangan, I for sure can call when in Chennai send me your number dude.
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Hey karl, Some great news. finally got some pix of what she should be!!
Superb! It appears to be in a bike showroom. Tell us more details.
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for the fisrst time in my life i ever came to knew about the enfield scooter,cant believe even they made scooter,though in my opinion it looks plain ugly to the great Lambretta

Edit:could anyone please elobrate on the engine specs. for the same
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for the fisrst time in my life i ever came to knew about the enfield scooter,cant believe even they made scooter,though in my opinion it looks plain ugly to the great Lambretta

Edit:could anyone please elobrate on the engine specs. for the same
Oh its very ugly indeed. But as the award winning VW ad campaign said, "ugly is only skin deep".

The scooter used a 175cc Villiers engine, with floorboard mounted gear lever.
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Oh its very ugly indeed. But as the award winning VW ad campaign said, "ugly is only skin deep".

The scooter used a 175cc Villiers engine, with floorboard mounted gear lever.
It's comforting to find people such as yourself enthusiastic about ye old marvels, else they would soon be extinct (from memory).
I recall seeing these as a teen in the Bangalore-70s. The other oddity was the Rajdoot scooter.

Someone on the thread mentioned a Fury: well, I owned and thoroughly enjoyed a blue one circa 1987, and chose it chiefly for the Brembo disc brake- a first in India at the time.

Good luck with your refurbishment.
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@JayD, Wow, now this is what I'd ccall a truly FANTABULOUS scooter!

Where is this? In Kerala?

Btw, a little doubt here- whats the other foot-pedal for (circled in white?)

I know the one on the left is the gear-pedal, the rear brake's on the right.

Karl, any updates on your scoot??
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One of the three is the brake lever, the next one is for the First gear, and the third one is for the other two gears! i feel they should have added two more levers, one for each gear! That would have been fun na??


The scooter is not in kerala,chetta. Its in delhi. i don't know the owner though.

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