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British Motorcycles

1914 Royal Enfield Model 140 423cc V-twin

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The Model 140 engine features automatic mechanical lubrication and has a two-speed, hand operated gearbox, an expanding clutch and kick starter. Primary and final drive are by chain and the rear hub incorporates a ‘cush drive’. Ignition is by Bosch waterproof magneto and fuel mixture supply by an AMAC carburettor. The front forks are sprung and the front rim brake is hand-operated from the handlebar. The rear brake is of the dummy belt rim type and foot operated.

Photographed in Nelson at New Zealand Classic Motorcycles