1928 Royal Enfield - 4.88hp 500cc

Marque Royal Enfield
Model 4.88 hp
Year 1928
cc 500
Engine 4 stroke side valve single
Starting Kick
Gears 4 (hand)
Top speed ?



In 2006 before the round ML magneto was removed by vin and vet


Photo taken by the previous owner at the Dragon Rally 2011


Sales Catalogue 1928 Hints & Tips   Parts Book 4.88ph

Coming Soon...

The Enfield is missing some original parts and I am looking for them. Can you help? (dave@barkshire.co.uk)

1928 is a transition year so it's not so easy to know how it left the works at Redditch.

  • Primary chain case : This one has been hacked around to make the replacement mag fit.

  • Carb : Does anyone know what the original should have been? (AMAC, B&B?). I have found a period road test from 1928 and this bike was equiped with an AMAC (UPDATE: I now have a nice period AMAC PJ which has been renovated').

  • Drive chain cover

  • ML Round magneto (UPDATE: I now have a very nice round ML)

  • Footrests (I now have a new pair of these)

  • Toolboxes (I now have a new pair of these)

The mudguards I think are correct even through a catalogue will show the older type. In 1928 there was a change to the saddle tank models and the mudguards changed at this time.