The Es­sen­tial Buyer’s Guide Royal En­field Bul­let

Old Bike Australasia - - EYES RIGHT -

By Peter Hen­shaw Pub­lished by Ve­loce ISBN: 978-1-845849-40-5 60 pages soft cover Avail­able from www,ve­ or Ren­niks (02) 9695 7055­ The lat­est in this pop­u­lar se­ries, all the In­dian En­fields in 350cc, 500cc and 535cc are cov­ered. The book cov­ers the plus and mi­nus points of own­er­ship, what to look for in a used model, main­te­nance and restora­tion tips, clubs and mar­que spe­cial­ists, and a brief his­tory of the mod­els, in­clud­ing the rel­a­tively new Con­ti­nen­tal GT. Au­thor Hen­shaw has been a Bul­let owner and has writ­ten over 30 books – he doesn’t own a car and rides all year round! A handy lit­tle tome. the works Suzuki and Yamaha teams it seemed Mike would slip back home to Christchurch and spent more time with his other love, wind­surf­ing, but he was lured back to the fold to guide Kenny Roberts’ am­bi­tious Mo­de­nas project which saw a com­plete GP racer cre­ated in just six months. Au­thor Kerry Swan­son has done an ex­cel­lent job in pro­duc­ing a very read­able book, be­cause a sub­ject that is es­sen­tially highly tech­ni­cal can be­come a bridge too far for the av­er­age reader. Swan­son has soft­ened this by pro­vid­ing break-outs within the book to ex­plain the tech­ni­cal pro­cesses in lay­man’s terms, which will be wel­comed by those of us less cog­nisant in this sci­en­tific area. Kerry told me that he was gen­uinely sad when the book was com­plete, be­cause he would miss the ses­sions, some­times sev­eral times per week, when he would visit Mike at home and lis­ten to him re­late the myr­iad tales that now fill this ex­cel­lent book.

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