The little 150cc two stroke Royal Enfield Cycar was listed from 1933 to 1936. Lightweight to take advatage of a cheap taxation class it wasn't a bad idea at all and given that motorcycles were, at that time for many, a grim commuting necessity the straplines of 'safe, clean, simple and economical' may well have been good selling points rather than the complete motorcycling turn off they would be today. There're a few survivors, more than you would expect for a small commuter bike, strangely I've heard of a few in the States. Not great for distance or speed but a nice evocative thirties machine that will always be something of a curiosity.
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