Scooter Style / Noosa Motorcycles is proud to announce that they are now the local dealer for Royal Enfield on the Sunshine Coast.
We are super excited to be welcoming the oldest motorcycle brand in the world into our show room…
Royal Enfield built their first motorcycle back in 1901 with a 239cc engine mounted in a bicycle frame. By 1914, Royal Enfield began producing 3 HP motorcycles with their own engine which sported the standardised Enfield paint scheme of black enamel parts and a green tank with gold trim.
During World War I, Royal Enfield supplied consignments of their 6 HP sidecar Outfit motorcycles with Stretchers to the Crown. This motorcycle also came with a Vickers Machine Gun sidecar attachment which could be turned skywards to be used against low flying aircraft. Large numbers of motorcycles were supplied to the British War Department during this time.
The great depression of the 30’s affected the demand for motorcycles, but Royal Enfield maintained steady bicycle manufacturing during this time and the company continued on.
The British Authorities called upon many manufacturers during World War II, including Royal Enfield to develop and manufacture military motorcycles. One of the most well known of these was the Royal Enfield WD/RE, known as the Flying Flea, which was a lightweight 125cc motorcycle designed to be dropped by parachute.
The Royal Enfield models are iconic and include the: