Re: Determining production year
- --- In email@example.com, "Leif Brynildsen" <lbry@...> wrote:
>The bike has two sets of numbers, both on engine and steering head.Leif,
>They are G2/54194 and E1/27194.
As far as I am aware the G2 series of numbers relate to the 350cc Royal
Enfields that were built in England. If they were exported to India,
during that short period when Enfield India assembled but not
manufactured, bikes then Enfield India stamped the letters EI for,
Enfield India, followed by a number that was similar to the G2 number.
So in that short period there were two sets of inentification numbers
on the frames and engines. All that changed when full scale
manufacturing started in India. From then onwards neither frames or
engines made in India would have G2 stamped on them. So the number on
your frame may be correct for a bike frame made about 1956 but a 500cc
engine could not possibly have a G2 number. I think your bike is what
we would call a "BITSA" ie made from bits and pieces.
- hi, everyone there.
according to my knowledge which is written in books itself that royal
enfield co in england close down in the year of 1968 even they stop
production in 1962 but they have so much in stock that they have assembeled
till 1968 when they stopped and taken over by indian co called madras
so eventually the the bikes with g2 series are made in england.
in india the bikes which is registered in 1969 the chasis no. are changed to
so the bikes which have g2 no. are english made and they have started with
g2/xxxxx with 5 digit no.s followed by g2.
so about 500cc the bikes made by british they came in two types frames one
in normal frame like royal enfield and secondly in continental frame and
both bikes are gone to India.these bikes are made in england till 1962. but
assembled till 1968.
in 1962 the series have 5 digit no.s started from g2/40000 onward and i
think 1965 itself g2/50000 onwards.
i have even proof of it which are books published in 1970 by British
so i think your bike is 1965 model.
Leif Brynildsen wrote:
> Hello, I am a new member and I have for only a few weeks been a
> Enfield-owner. Bought a bike from Madaan Motors in Dehli, supposed to
> be a 1965 Bullet 500, took 2 years to reach me...
> Anyway, now it's here, and last week I visited the auto-registry to do
> the paperwork, but with little success. They said the could not verify
> the age of the bike from the very worn Indian vehicle document. So if
> someone here can help me dechiffering the serial-number(s) into some
> year/date, that would be fine. The bike has two sets of numbers, both
> on engine and steering head. They are G2/54194 and E1/27194. From what
> I have found here I suppose it is about correct with -65, but that it
> probably is a 350 because of that?
> Is it possible to get some kind of official statement from someone
> related to the factory, like dealers or official clubs?
> Leif Brynildsen
> Lillehammer, Norway
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