|Big headlight, but 1939 Royal Enfield Model DC is almost child-size.|
Herb Doan's magnificent 1955 Indian Westerner dirt racer has been the only Royal Enfield product on show in recent years and I was delighted to see it there again this year.
But there was something else really special this year: the 1939 Model DC shown by Robert Losik of Boynton Beach, Fla.
|Attractive little Royal Enfield drew a crowd.|
I was startled to see how small it is! My 1999 Royal Enfield Bullet would dwarf it. That's in part because this little motorcycle has no rear suspension. The result is a low, sleek look.
|Tidy overhead-valve single "powers" this Royal Enfield.|
I was surprised to see that the rear brake is cable operated. I commented about it to another show visitor, who pointed out that cable works for the front; why insist on a piece of metal for the rear brake?
|Cable operated rear brake, sweet little horn and chain case.|
|Toolbox, air filter, oil tank but no neutral finder.|
|Jewel like little tail light was good enough in 1939.|
|Petite center stand benefits from beer-can landing pads.|
|Indian Westerner, the only other Royal Enfield at the show.|
|...well, there was this Royal Enfield on display.|