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Royal Enfield Sidecars of 1927

Royal Enfield 1927 Two-seater Sidecars


The Sidecar illustrated above can be supplied with either Model 180 or Model 190. It is designed to carry an adult and a child seated tandem fashion. A small seat is placed in front of the ordinary one. The back-rest of this front seat folds out of the way when passengers are entering or leaving the sidecar. A strong metal luggage grid is attached to the body, the grid folding up neatly when not in use. A slightly wider chassis is supplied with a two-seater sidecar body.

It will readily be seen from the illustration above that the windscreen provided has excellent side curtains, protecting both passengers. The screen opens with the door and the side curtains remain in position.

Overall length of Two-Seater Combination, 7 ft. 11 in.; width, 5 ft. 6 in.

Sidecar Models 12 & 14

Royal Enfield 1927 Sidecars Models 12 and Model 14 for 3.46 h.p. Machines

Touring and Sports Sidecars are available tor attachment to the 3-46 h.p. models. They are specially made in our own works for Royal Enfield machines. Both are panelled in polished aluminium and upholstered in black leather cloth. A spring seat and a door are features of the Touring Model 12, while the Sports Model 14 has a hammock seat. The chassis is strongly made and well sprung. In either case, the weight of the sidecar, chassis, etc., is about 100 lbs.

Sidecar Model 165 Dairyman

Royal Enfield 1927 9.76 h.p. Dairyman's Combination Model 165

We have sold large quantities of this type of outfit to dairymen, farmers, and green-grocers. It h the standard 9.76 h.p. Royal Enfield, with a wide and exceptionally strong chassis, having two additional points of attachment. This enables a milk float to be attached which is capable of carrying three milk churns, besides cans, tools, spares, etc.

Dimensions of milk float body - length, 4 ft. 6 in. ; width, 6 ft. 0 in.; depth, 1 ft. 7 in. Weight of Milk Float, Chassis, etc., 196 lbs. Overall length of Combination, 7 ft. 2 in.; width, 6 ft, o in.

Sidecar Model 15

Sidecar for 4.88 h.p. Model

The roomy and comfortable Sidecar illustrated below is finished dark green to match the motor cycle, and upholstered in black leather cloth. The chassis is very strong and rigid, but easily detachable. C springs support the rear aim coil springs the front. Locker accommodation for spares, etc., is provided under the seat and behind the seat back.

Overall Width of 3.46 h.p. Combination- 4 ft. 9 in.

Overall Width of 4.88 h.p. Combination- 4 ft. 10 in.

Sidecar Model 15 for 4.88 h.p. Machine Price £15 10 0

Sidecar Model 185

9.76 h.p. Trade Delivery Combination Model 185

FITTED with coach-built box carrier, the 9.76 h.p. Royal Enfield Motor Cycle is the ideal outfit for small tradesman or large store. We have supplied this form of carrier to bakers, butchers, billposters, boot repairers, drapers, fishmongers, grocers, laundrymen, and others.

The box is made in our own factory of best quality timber, and has a hinged top.

It is painted in green to match the motor cycle, and highly finished throughout.

The dimensions of the box carrier are as follows :

Length, 4 ft. 6 in.

Depth, 1 ft. 9 in.

Width, 1 ft. 8 in.

Capacity, approximately 25 cubic feet.

Lettering on the panels of the box will be inscribed at a small extra charge, according to the work done.

Attention is directed to the fact that this 9.76 h.p. Royal Enfield is a double-purpose vehicle. A standard passenger sidecar body can be fitted to the chassis of Model 285 with very little trouble, a separate set of springs and shackles only being necessary.

Weight of Box Carrier, Chassis, etc.

168 lbs. Overall length of Combination,

7 ft. 2 in. Overall width, 5 ft. 3 in.

Price - £84 net cash

Adapted from a catalogue available at Barnstormers NZ

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