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Royal Enfield Celebrate ‘Project Origin’

As part of Royal Enfield’s 120th anniversary celebrations ‘Project Origin’ will go on tour in February being featured in dealerships across the ACT, NSW and QLD. ‘Project Origin’ is a faithful working replica of the brand’s very first ‘motor-bicycle’. This was the very machine that built the foundations upon which Royal Enfield has based their enduring legacy of ‘Pure Motorcycling’.

The brand’s famous tagline, ‘Since 1901’ pays testament to just how important the concept of heritage and embracing the richness of the past is to Royal Enfield, and ‘Project Origin’ embodies this sentiment wholeheartedly.

The year 1901 also carries considerable weight within the motorcycling world, as it consequently makes Royal Enfield the oldest motorcycle manufacturer in production to this day.

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The conception of ‘Project Origin’ came about after a challenge was laid down to the Royal Enfield design and engineering teams by Gordon May, Royal Enfield’s in-house historian, during a historical presentation to celebrate the brand’s 120th anniversary.

Royal Enfield‘Project Origin’
Royal Enfield‘Project Origin’

Part of the presentation focused on the very first prototype Royal Enfield motor-bicycle that was developed all the way back in 1901 by Frenchman Jules Gobiet, working hand-in-hand with Royal Enfield’s co-founder and chief designer, Bob Walker Smith.

As the infant motorcycle industry was not sufficiently well established to have its own dedicated exhibition, the prototype was consequently displayed at the Stanley Cycle Show in London, in November 1901. This was the very first time any two-wheeled engine-powered Royal Enfield had ever been displayed to the public.

‘Project Origin’ represents yet another seminal chapter in Royal Enfield’s illustrious story; marked by decades of creativity, development, ingenuity and resilience. What started way back in 1901, with that charming, slow-revving, doof – doof – doof engine of the very first motor-bicycle, set the foundations for what would become an extraordinary and ongoing 120 year adventure.

‘Project Origin,’ Royal Enfield’s faithful replica of its first motor-bicycle from 1901, will embark on a historic tour from February 10th to 17th to selected dealerships on the East Coast of Australia. Motorcycle enthusiasts will have the unique opportunity to witness this iconic piece of Royal Enfield’s heritage, commemorating 120 years of ‘Pure Motorcycling.’

Royal Enfield‘Project Origin’
Royal Enfield‘Project Origin’

Project Origin Tour Dates:

Saturday, February 10th
Fast Fuel Motorcycles

389 Wagga Rd, Lavington NSW 2641

Time: 10am – 1pm

Monday, February 12th
TeamMoto Euro Springwood

59 Moss St, Slacks Creek QLD 4127

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Tuesday, Februrary 13th
Salt Creek Motorcycles

39 Southern Cross Dr, Ballina NSW 2478

Time: 5pm – 8pm

Wednesday, February 14th
North Coast V-Twins

191 Orlando St, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Time: 3pm – 6pm

Thursday, February 15th
Brisans Motorcycles

250 Maitland Rd, Islington NSW 2296

Time: 5pm – 8pm

Friday, February 16th
Moto Machine

1/10 James Ruse Dr, Clyde NSW 2142

Time: 5pm – 8pm

Saturday, February 17th
TeamMoto Canberra

30 Ipswich St, Fyshwick ACT 2609

Time: 9am – 12pm

Royal Enfield‘Project Origin’
Royal Enfield‘Project Origin’
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