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Meet the Sherpa: Royal Enfield 173 cc Sherpa ad from 1965
Royal Enfield ad from 50 years ago. The Sherpa was renamed and restyled as Crusader in 1970.
Remarkable with the Villiers Engine, the finest 173 cc from Royal Enfield. Reliable, rugged, responsive and elegant – a new expression of riding comfort and superb performance. A machine designed for economy and safety with features drawn from years of past experience. Fitted with the internationally famous Villiers two-stroke engine incorporating a multi-plate clutch, four speed gear box; a robust and maintenance free chainstay – the Sherpa – destined to take its rightful place in the motor-cycle world with a zestful top speed of 90-95 km/hour. Manufactured by: The Enfield India Ltd, Madras 19 Sole selling agents: The Madras Motors Private Ltd., Madras, Bangalore, Delhi