Royal Enfield Magazine brings us the sad news that Paul Carberry is finishing production of his 1000cc V-Twin Royal Enfields. I guess at $22,000 (or $15,000 plus a donor bike) the price point was too high to make this a viable proposition. Not to mention the complexities of reaching the most likely big markets, the UK and US, by a shop based in Australia. In fact, I had written to them inquiring how to get one in the US a few weeks ago and did not get a reply. Now we know why. It will be missed.
Update: 3/27/15, Carberry has resumed production in India.
W.F. Omodei Pty Ltd, was a business in the motorcycle trade in Sydney, Australia from the 1920's up into around 1990 when it finally closed it's doors...I've posted previously most of the Omodei accessory catalogues I have and this post illustrates another catalogue I have that comes from the very late 1920's, perhaps into the early 1930s....
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