|U.S. dealers stocked with used Royal Enfields didn't exist a decade ago.|
A decade ago, anxious to buy a Royal Enfield Bullet, but hoping for a bargain, I called the dealer here in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and asked if he had a used Bullet to sell.
I had only just learned that there was such a thing as a Royal Enfield Bullet, and I wanted one. I was disappointed by the response I got.
"There aren't many used ones around," the dealer said, "and the people who have them tend to hold onto them." The best he could do for me was to let me buy his display model, a left-over but still unused 1999 Bullet.
I began this blog in 2008, listing Royal Enfields for sale in the United States hoping to help people like me find the Royal Enfields of their dreams. But now I usually don't even bother listing used motorcycles for sale by dealers. Increasingly, you can assume they have some.
A case in point is this CraigsList ad by Royal Enfield of Fort Worth, Texas, which claims to be "the largest pre-owned Royal Enfield dealer in the U.S." The ad is illustrated with an impressive photo line-up of nearly new Royal Enfields listed at reasonable prices.
The ad says the dealer has more than 15 models in stock, along with two sidecar rigs.
|Fort Worth dealer advertises this lovely used Bullet, |
with some nice custom touches.
|Dealer says this new but blemished C5 is the "Deal of the Century."|
Your Royal Enfield awaits.