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Sunday, November 27, 2016
Royal Enfield 225cc Sports Model 200
1925 Royal Enfield 225cc Sports Model 200.
The reverse of this photo is labelled as 'taken 1929', looking at the spec of the bike it seems to be a 1925 model. The Sports Model 200 225cc two stroke was distinguished from its more common sibling the Model 201 by having footrests instead of foot boards, sports handlebars and a rather nice two in to one exhaust from the twin port motor. There was also a Model 201a which was the open frame model. The 201a is commonly known as the ladies model but was sold by Royal Enfield as, 'Designed and built for the lady or gentleman who prefers not to wear special clothing when motorcycling.'