October 2011 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Eric Biley and his 1954 Royal Enfield Ensign

Make: Royal Enfield
Model: Ensign
Year: 1954
Country of Origin: England
Engine: 150cc Single
Transmission: 3 speed
Owner: Eric Biley
City: Norwalk

1954 Royal Enfield Ensign

Congratulations to Eric Biley of Norwalk for winning Bike of the Month with his 1954 Royal Enfield Ensign.

This is a rare bike here in the US. The current models of Royal Enfield available in the US are manufactured in India. This Royal Enfield Ensign, is the original English built model.

Eric has owned this bike for eight months. He has placed in the top three Bike of the Month votes two other times. Finally he joins the ranks of the winners.

Two modifications have been made to the bike. New custom canvas saddlebags have replaced the original leather bag and an LED brake light has been added to the rear fender where there was a reflector. Both mods fit well with the age and patina of the bike.

Eric also owns a vintage 1968 Triumph 250 and a 1994 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail. Maybe next month we'll see his Triumph.

Thank you Eric for bringing it to our meet. See all the photos in our October Gallery.

The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

Bike of the Month Gallery
Photo gallery of all the Bike of the Month winners.
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October 2011
1954 Royal Enfield Ensign
September 2011
1967 BSA Spitfire
August 2011
1954 BSA A7-500
July 2011
1975 Honda Trail 70
June 2011
1969 Honda Mini Trail
May 2011
1955 Velocette MSS
April 2011
1970 Parilla
March 2011
1968 BSA Firebird
February 2011
1952 Triumph 6T
January 2011
1959/77 Triton
December 2010
1964 Triumph TR6
November 2010
1950 Norton Model 18
October 2010
1950 Triumph Thunderbird
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