Lovely photo of a very grand Royal Ruby v-twin combo from the early post WW1 era. Check out the enormous headlight! I foolishly passed by the opportunity to buy one of these a few years back when I had a part-time business importing bikes from India to the UK. I believe the bike did end up in Europe. Funny thing is that now prices of vintage machinery have shot up in India so much that the traffic is as much in to India as out. The bike in India was probably one of the batch produced in 1916 for the Russian Tsarist army, delivery of which was halted by the War and Revolution.
|JAP engined Royal Ruby v-twin.|