Thursday 23 December 2010

Stretch Enfield

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


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.


  1. Corners could be a challenge.

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

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

  4. bikerted - you're probably right.

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


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

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

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

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

  9. 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

  10. 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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