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Old 16th June 2010, 23:08   #16
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Kishorelal,

Get the frame number and you will be sure about the model.

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Royal Enfield made Prince 148cc, but not sure in UK or India.
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List of Royal Enfield motorcycles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Royal Enfield made Prince 148cc, but not sure in UK or India.
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Girish, Enfield India was different from Royal Enfield.
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anyone has photos of the VICKY moped?
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Vicky moped, picture not very good, sent by one friend
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Vicky moped, picture not very good, sent by one friend
thanks for the photos
do you have one with you?
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Kishorelal,

Get the frame number and you will be sure about the model.

Stanher,

Royal Enfield made Prince 148cc, but not sure in UK or India.
check this
List of Royal Enfield motorcycles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

cheers
girish,
thanks for the links
will get more photos when i go to his place next week
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Kishorelal,

Get the frame number and you will be sure about the model.

Stanher,

Royal Enfield made Prince 148cc, but not sure in UK or India.
check this
List of Royal Enfield motorcycles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

cheers
To my knowledge, the Prince was only made by Royal Enfield and no Enfield India. Came with Dunlop rims, Smiths meters, and Amal Carb and looked something like the Ensign
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Here is a Prince I had seen in Hyderabad some time back being restored at the garage I bought my Fantabulus from.

1957 Lambretta -d-mk-3--prince01.jpg

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Here is a Prince I had seen in Hyderabad some time back being restored at the garage I bought my Fantabulus from.
I had asked about this bike when I'd seen it (last around 2 years ago!) but he said it belongsto a customer of his who doesnt want to part with it.

PS: I think we're digressing way too much in poor kishorelal's thread now!

Apologies to kishorelal!
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I had asked about this bike when I'd seen it (last around 2 years ago!) but he said it belongsto a customer of his who doesnt want to part with it.

PS: I think we're digressing way too much in poor kishorelal's thread now!

Apologies to kishorelal!
stanher sir,
No problem ,i have no issues with all these diversions if it gives valuable info.
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Is the open LD and the D model one and the same?
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Is the open LD and the D model one and the same?
Yes, they are. 'Open LD' is just a colloquial name used mostly by people (esp. mechanics) who are not familiar with the name 'd'! But often we are forced to use the same terminology when interacting with them, lest they dont understand.
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Kishorelal,

Get the frame number and you will be sure about the model.

Stanher,

Royal Enfield made Prince 148cc, but not sure in UK or India.
check this
List of Royal Enfield motorcycles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

cheers
The Prince motorcycle had a two stroke 173cc Villiers engine while its earlier model, the Ensign had a 150cc Villiers. The Prince was rechristened as Sherpa sometime in the mid 1960's. Again it was redesigned and rechristened Crusader after a restyling job in 1973.The Enfield 200 (mini Bullet) replaced the Crusader in 1980.
Even the Fantabulus shared the same 175 cc Villiers engine.(the Wikipedia link wrongly mentions it as a 150cc engine). Needless to say these smaller siblings shared many parts from the Bullet bin.
All these bikes viz. Prince, Sherpa, Crusader and Enfield 200 were made in India and the bikes competed with the Jawa and the Rajdoot but never sold well.
In fact the Crusader and the Enfield 200 had been indigenously designed.
The Zundapp collaboration saw two launches the Fury and the Silver Plus in 1984.
But Enfield had bad luck in the sub 350 cc range since the early 1960's.All bikes, mopeds and the only scooter never sold well.The Ensign - a 150 cc bike was popular and sold well till it was discontinued in the early 1960's.It virtually had no competitor.Thats because Jawa and Rajdoot were yet to storm the Indian market.They were in by 1963-64.

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The Prince motorcycle had a two stroke 173cc Villiers engine while its earlier model, the Ensign had a 150cc Villiers. The Prince was rechristened as Sherpa sometime in the mid 1960's. Again it was redesigned and rechristened Crusader after a restyling job in 1973.The Enfield 200 (mini Bullet) replaced the Crusader in 1980.
Even the Fantabulus shared the same 175 cc Villiers engine.(the Wikipedia link wrongly mentions it as a 150cc engine). Needless to say these smaller siblings shared many parts from the Bullet bin.
All these bikes viz. Prince, Sherpa, Crusader and Enfield 200 were made in India and the bikes competed with the Jawa and the Rajdoot but never sold well.
In fact the Crusader and the Enfield 200 had been indigenously designed.
The Zundapp collaboration saw two launches the Fury and the Silver Plus in 1984.
But Enfield had bad luck in the sub 350 cc range since the early 1960's.All bikes, mopeds and the only scooter never sold well.The Ensign - a 150 cc bike was popular and sold well till it was discontinued in the early 1960's.It virtually had no competitor.Thats because Jawa and Rajdoot were yet to storm the Indian market.They were in by 1963-64.
thanks anjan sir for all the detailed valuable info on the enfieldtell us about the FANTABALOUS and ever heard of a scooter called ATLANTA?
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In the Zundapp connection the Enfield also a Bike called Explorer other than silver plus and fury, here is the picture of it

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