Royal Enfield Featured on Jay Leno’s Garage

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Late night talk show host and renowned classic vehicle collector Jay Leno has added a new motorcycle to his garage: a 2011 Royal Enfield.

Leno received a brand new 2011 Royal Enfield motorcycle from Mike Frankovich, owner of a North Hollywood Royal Enfield dealership. After receiving his Royal Enfield, Leno invited Frankovich and Kevin Mahoney and Ron Greene of Royal Enfield USA, to his Big Dog Garage with several new Royal Enfield Bullets for a segment on Jay Leno’s Garage.

Visit Jay Leno’s Garage to view the segment or check after the jump for more pictures and the official press release.

Los Angeles, California – When one of the oldest motorcycle brands in the world returned to California, it didn’t take long for one of California’s most famous automotive enthusiasts to take notice. World-famous comedian and host of NBC’s Tonight Show, Jay Leno is equally well-known in automotive circles as an authority on classic vehicles and owner of one of the greatest collections of classic cars and motorcycles in the world. Leno recently took delivery on a 2011 Royal Enfield motorcycle, and today the famed comedian featured the modern Royal Enfield on Jay Leno’s Garage – a website and online video series dedicated to Jay’s impressive collection and automotive interests.

The new Royal Enfield was suggested for Leno’s collection by Mike Frankovich, owner of NoHo Scooters, a popular scooter shop and Royal Enfield dealership in North Hollywood. When Royal Enfield re-entered the California market, Frankovich’s NoHo Scooters was among the first dealerships in the state to carry the historic brand’s new models. “My dad and Leno were friends for many years and I got to know many of the mechanics at his garage,” explains Frankovich, “I was telling a mechanic about the new Royal Enfields and wondered aloud if Jay might be interested in one.”

Before long, Frankovich and Royal Enfield USA Vice President Ron Greene found themselves on site at Leno’s Big Dog Garage as several Royal Enfield Bullets were delivered from NoHo Scooters for their debut on Jay Leno’s Garage. “It was a genuine pleasure working with Mr. Leno and his team,” Greene said after as filming wrapped up for the video feature. Greene also added, “Jay is a famous collector with famously discerning taste in classic automobiles. For that reason, I know he will enjoy his Royal Enfield and I couldn’t be more pleased to welcome as a Royal Enfield owner.”

A complete collection of photos and videos related to the Royal Enfield’s arrival at the Big Dog Garage, including Jay Leno’s test ride and review, debut today on the Jay Leno’s Garage website. Full episode and image gallery are available online at www.jaylenosgarage.com.

Royal Enfield USA is a division of Classic Motorworks, the exclusive licensed distributor of Royal Enfield motorcycles in the United States. Royal Enfield USA operates in direct affiliation with Royal Enfield Motors, founded in Redditch, England in 1901 and manufactured and headquartered in Chennai, India since 1955. More information is available online at www.royalenfieldusa.com.

Royal Enfield Los Angeles is a division of NoHo Scooters, a licensed Royal Enfield dealership in North Hollywood, California. Since 2002, NoHo Scooters has provided the Los Angeles area with a well-informed, experienced, trustworthy, and dependable source for new and used scooters. In 2010, NoHo was selected as a premier dealership for the historic brand’s return to the California market. More information is available online at: www.royalenfieldla.com.

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  • http://ourlittleadventures.com Adri

    What do people think of the brand? Keep in mind Royal now is not the same as Royal then… I wasn’t around then, but I’ve heard some good and bad about Royal then too. Thoughts?

  • http://www.RoyalEnfields.com David in Fort Lauderdale

    Leno’s new bike (and the one he rides in the video) is the new G5 Deluxe, which has an up-to-date unit-constructed motor with fuel injection, electronic ignition, self-adjusting push rods (an immense convenience), disk front brake and five speed transmission purpose designed to shift on the left (typical U.S. practice). All major advances over Royal Enfields of the past. That said, it is not the most advanced new Royal Enfield. That would be the new C5, the teal motorcycle in the video. Same motor and features, but a refined chassis that subtly improves handling. Leno is seen riding on the freeway, but no current Royal Enfield model is really meant for highway cruising; they are low compression, low rpm gas savers. You are far better off on the side roads.