Royal Enfield Explorer 50 is an exclusive nameplate that most fans must have heard for the first time. The model seen here is a 1988 Explorer with 49cc of engine displacement and a retro 3-speed gearbox.
R Deena Dayalan, a motorcycle collector, has a collection of classic machines and this motorcycle is one of his prized possessions, perfectly restored and finished in the blue shade for a head-turning appeal.
The motorcycle was purchased for a price of INR 10,000 and it took around INR 24,000 for the restoration process. Being a 2-stroke motorcycle, the small engine takes the motorcycle to a top speed of 60kph.
Explorer 50 features an old Enfield logo on the fuel tank while the suspension and brake components have been completely restored. The flat seat looks very comfortable while the footpegs have been placed like a commuter motorcycle. The Explorer 50 used to come with alloy wheels as stock while the design is quite unique in comparison to other Enfield motorcycles.
Royal Enfield was known for its 350cc and 500cc engine options in the 1980s. The tyre size on the Explorer 50 is very thin in comparison to the rest of the Royal Enfield bikes of that time. The engine has been completely restored to achieve that black/silver finish, similar to a new motorcycle.
The front suspension features black rubber covers while the seat has a familiar white line running through the side. The headlight is rectangular in shape while the console also flaunts the Enfield logo at the front side.
The motorcycle features a raised handlebar, chrome luggage carrier, and extended rear fender with body-coloured panels. The front fender is finished in chrome like the original Enfield Explorer 50. The brand is known for huge displacement motorcycles and that makes Explorer a unique offering among all other products like Bullet and Thunderbird.
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