EUR 4,283JPY 553,016BGN 8,376CZK 109,592DKK 31,946GBP 3,750HUF 1,394,981PLN 18,458RON 19,863SEK 44,856CHF 4,830ISK 565,735NOK 41,254HRK 31,841RUB 343,299TRY 31,598AUD 6,967BRL 20,496CAD 6,483CNY 34,085HKD 38,944IDR 73,553,142ILS 17,783INR 358,330KRW 5,598,982MXN 94,972MYR 20,572NZD 7,611PHP 268,264SGD 6,829THB 162,659ZAR 74,675
Offered for: GBP 3,750
About this Royal Enfield Woodsman Woodsman
ARUN are proud to offer this charming motorcycle. Below is a review from the Daily Telegraph Motoring section. Please note that our bike is fitted with both the rear seat pad and footpegs making carrying a pillion possible:
Where until quite recently the Indian-built Enfield Bullet and its myriad derivatives used the original engine, built with some of the same machinery that once resided in Redditch in the Fifties and Sixties, the Woodsman’s motor has been created in response to modern emissions legislation.
It looks the part and retains the old engine’s thumping, low-rev character due to identical bore and long stroke, but it’s much cleaner burning and considerably more dependable.
It now has an electric starter and fuel injection, and the power is up to a dizzying 27.5bhp (like a child’s age, the extra half counts at this level). You get a five-ratio gearbox and a modern-style wet, multiplate clutch, too, none of which dents the traditional 80mpg-plus fuel economy
That economy alone would justify the Woodsman as an everyday bike, as it’s equal to or better than that of most scooters. The Enfield is also an easy bike to service at home and the company is happy to support you in that – indeed, such is the bike’s simplicity that it encourages you to tinker with it. And you’re not going to be shredding rear tyres every week, either.
As long as you’re not expecting the agility of a modern machine, riding it is a genuine pleasure. The top speed is about 85mph, a pace it will maintain all day thanks to the modern engine internals, although in truth it’s more suited to slower, twistier roads than motorways. At a slightly more sedate pace the Woodsman chugs along on its adequate torque, making pleasing noises and shudders.
The chassis doesn’t respond to attempts at sudden direction changes, but it swings through turns accurately enough and the suspension copes pretty well most of the time. There’s not a great deal of spring travel, so bigger bumps can have the bike kicking around, but it’s a lot better than older Enfields.
Even the brakes aren’t bad, the front disc providing acceptable performance and the rear drum being more effective than some rear discs. The riding position is good for general use and around town, being upright with high, wide handlebars – wind-blast at high speed will never be a problem.
As standard, there’s no passenger facility although rear footrests and an extra seating pad are available for occasional two-up use.
The styling itself is very purposeful and well balanced, and despite the chassis being as new as the engine it very much looks like an original Fifties single. You even get an aluminium bash plate should you decide to venture off road (the bike copes with gentler trails quite well). Bear in mind, however, that it’s something of a myth that old British bikes were lightweight compared with high-powered modern machines: at 412lb (187kg) the Woodsman weighs as much as a typical 110bhp, Supersport middleweight.
What it has that one of those doesn’t is charm and character. While it will happily shrug off your commute, the Woodsman is an endearing machine that on sunny evenings is likely to tempt you to take the long way home, just for the pleasure of it.
Arun Ltd makes every effort to ensure that the information on this advertisement is accurate. Specification of each car may vary from what is listed here. All statements as to provenance and condition are given as opinions only and are given in good faith. Please check with a member of staff before purchase.
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