Thursday, December 23, 2010

Stretch Enfield

Thanks to the folks over at Bikes in the Fast Lane, we have this image of a 3-wheeled Royal Enfield.

Royal-Enfield-Three-Wheels

Why would anyone do this? Probably so they could do this:

5 on a motorcycle

While the location isn’t specified, the background would appear to put the bike in some third-world country where safety concerns are, at best, of little importance compared to the need for cheap transportation. And I for one would much rather be on the back end of an extended seat on the Royal Enfield than perched with my ass hanging over the back edge of a top box, hanging on to the guy 2 places in front of me, and praying the driver doesn’t crack the throttle and wheelie me and my co-riders into a serious case of road rash.

10 comments:

  1. Richard - True enough. But then again, there may be enough flex in the frame to handle most corners with minimal pucker factor.

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  2. Second picture must be a bike taxi as the rider is on the phone taking his next job.

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  3. bikerted - you're probably right.

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  4. I am really impressed with the stretch Enfield....it is just amazing and never seen the like of it B4

    Thanks!

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  5. It's probably the 3rd world equivalent of the stretch limo, belongs to the village mayor?! All the best for 2011 Canajun.

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  6. Baron - Well it is unique, or at least the only one I've ever seen.

    Andrew - Thanks, and the same to you and yours.

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  7. I agree with Andrew. The stretch Enfield is for formal occasions!

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  8. Dear Canajun:

    This Enfield is undoubtedly a "station wagon" limited edition, designed to include the wife, the kids, and her mother, perched on the far end. Considering what I have seen of the Third World (via the internet) the average rider would be able to carry a piano, two caes of ducks, and six pigs on a rig like this.

    Fondest regards,
    Jack • reep • Toad
    Twisted Roads

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  9. Irondad - Tuxes and formal attire only, I'm sure.

    Jack - Only if it's an upright. A baby grand would require a sidecar.

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