Royal Enfield's involvement in dirt track continues to grow with today's announcement of a UK-based expansion of their Slide School programme. The UK Slide School will join current schools programmes in India and the USA, the latter run by AFT racer, Johnny Lewis. Royal Enfield are also in their second season in American Flat Track, after a debut season that saw them score an historic race win in the AFT Production Twins class, win Johnny Lewis, competing against Harley, Kawa
From irregular (in many senses) Sideburn blogger Kirk Gee in Pasadena. He's a ex-pat Kiwi by the way. You'll read why I mentioned that in his post. GI Of all your adventure travel options, obviously the enthusiasm here is for the two-wheeled variety. Be it something epic like traversing a continent, civilised like one of the excellent Sideburn x MotoAventures Morocco tours or something a bit more feral involving Royal Enfields, rain and some solid waves. For the latter, here'
No one needs reminding about the amount of events cancelled in 2020, or the effect its had on business, families and health. Some countries or race series had it much worse than others and the UK seemed to be at the bad end of the scale. One event that shone out, right in the middle of lockdown summer, was the Malle Mile. People who attended couldn't believe how it went ahead, but we were all glad it did. Sideburn had a stall there, and camped out on site with friends. It was
We've been following the Enfield FT Twin project since a reader sent us his own 'spy' shots taken at Leicester speedway track in mid-September 2019 (see the post Royal Enfield Production Twin). Just over a year later, thanks to the guidance of Johnny Lewis, the skill of Harris Performance and the enthusiasm and engineering prowess of Royal Enfield, flat track fans saw the bike win a pro flat track National, just FIVE WEEKS, after making its debut. The AFT Production Twins rac