Monday, November 29, 2010

How to buy a used Royal Enfield: Wait

Looking to buy a used Royal Enfield motorcycle in your area, but discouraged by the high prices advertised?

Here's a hint: time is on your side.

If you see a Royal Enfield listed on this blog that interests you, by all means contact that seller and see if you can come to terms. But, if you are put off by the high asking price, you could just wait.

Many of the listings shown here have been up for months. If you watch closely, as I do, you often see the asking prices edge down, sometimes by as much as $1,000. I correct the asking price shown here the moment I discover that it has changed.

If you're interested in one of the Royal Enfields you see here, keep an eye on the price!

Of course, you don't always have to wait. If you click through to see the actual ads behind the listings, you will see that many sellers are willing to bargain. Many specify that they would take the "best offer."

Don't be shy. Sellers will be happy to know that at least their ads are being seen. Tell them you saw the listing here at


  1. Anonymous11/30/2010

    Do you think there will be a Christmas rush?

  2. Anonymous2/22/2011

    Great blog! I appreciate your efforts in finding Enfields for sale!

  3. Anonymous8/02/2011

    Been visiting your blog occasionally for several months. Always a pleasure!

  4. Anonymous10/11/2011

    great advice! I've also been a 'casual' visitor; I love the look and the history of the RE, but never thought about owning one myself, as I'm 6'3 and assumed I'd look like the proverbial monkey on a football. After seeing the article on here asking the same question, I'm convinced otherwise!
    So, here I sit browsing the ads, and wondering how long it will take to sell my '78 Sportster chopper!

  5. Anonymous12/02/2013

    great advice! I recently bought a 2006 military. I have been looking to change my seat to a single springer seat. Any advice as to where to look and find one for a decent price?


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