Thursday, November 18, 2010

Selling a Royal Enfield? Don't include
your trash cans in the picture

Buying a used Royal Enfield motorcycle on line means staring at a picture or two looking for visual clues.

Does it have the accessories you want? Is it left shift or right shift? Is this the picture the owner took when he got the bike new, or does it appear to show the motorcycle the way it looks today?

Here's something I always like to check: what's in the background? Is the owner accidentally telling you how he has treated the motorcycle?

It's just a theory, but I think that if the seller has posed the Royal Enfield as though it is out with the trash, he's anxious to get rid of it!

Imagine putting your beloved Royal Enfield in a photo with garbage cans. But many sellers do it.

In fact, if you look through the photos below you will see that at least one owner posed his Royal Enfield twice with the garage can. He had to move the garbage can to do it!

What were they thinking?

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11/18/2010

    HEY!!!That Peacock Blue '99 Deluxe is MINE...that must be what it looked like with the stock carb & airbox,and unpainted jug...I can tell that it's the one that I bought in New Orleans this Spring...thanks,David!Matt Law/Bullethead63~


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