c.1963 Royal Enfield 248cc 'Works Replica' Trials Re-creation
Frame no. 20504
Engine no. GT 10982
This machine's owner served his motorcycle mechanic's apprenticeship in the 1960s at a Royal Enfield main dealership. The proprietor was a well-known trials competitor who won many awards riding a factory-supplied 350 Bullet and later on using a 250 Works Replica. On his retirement in 2010, the vendor began building this machine, which is a re-creation of a 250 Works Replica like his boss used to ride. The machine was purchased in Ireland and the rebuild completed in February 2013. New parts fitted include the fuel tank, seat, Amal Monobloc carburettor, Smiths speedometer, rear wheel rim and tyre, stainless spokes, alloy mudguards, handlebars, control levers, cables, electrical wiring, ignition coil, battery, drive chain, sprockets, filters and gaskets, gearbox seals and wheel bearings. Departures from factory specification include the engine, which is a higher-specification Crusader GT unit, and the Royal Enfield QD rear hub with removable aluminium sprocket.