Last week we published details and images of a Royal Enfield Mofa from the 1980s that looks as good as new. From the same person’s garage is this Royal Enfield Explorer. R Deena Dayalan from Mysore is an avid motorcyclist and a collector of retros and takes excellent care of his wheels.
The Royal Enfield Explorer in the images is a 1988 model that had seen some no-so-good times before it was brought back to its original glory. R Deena Dayalan purchased the motorcycle in scrap condition for INR 10,000 and spent INR 24,000 to bring it back to the immaculate state that you see in the photographs.
The Explorer 50 features a boxy design. Thus, you would find a square-shaped headlight that is followed by a boxy shaped instrument console. The dials on the instrument console, however, come in round shape. The boxy design theme can be seen on to the fuel tank, taillight and rear panel.
The blue paint of the motorcycle is complemented by tri-colour graphics on the fuel tank, side, and rear panels. An Enfield badge along with the Explorer branding occupies the space on the fuel tank. A black fuel-filler cap enhances the look of the tank by adding a contrast to the blue paint. Chrome bits on the motorcycle that include the front fender, headlight mask, exhaust pipe, and luggage carrier are neatly polished to a mirror shine.
Unlike most retro-classics, the Explorer came with alloy wheels straight from the factory.
The 49cc, 2-stroke, air-cooled engine paired with 3-speed gearbox could propel the bike to a top speed of 60 kmph when new. Similar to the bodywork, the engine has been restored with a clean finish to the covers. An Enfield badge can be seen on them. Suspension duties are handled by telescopic forks at the front and twin-sided springs at the rear. Drum brakes on both ends provide the stopping power.
Check out more images in the gallery below.
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