JAY LENO RIDES A ROYAL ENFIELD
Jay Leno popular star of “The Tonight Show” and “Jay Leno’s Garage” picked out a brand new Fuel Injected Black Royal Enfield Bullet Electra Deluxe to add to his collection. Mr.. Leno’s new motorcycle was delivered by Mike Francovich representing Royal Enfield in Los Angeles.
Mr. Leno and Mike’s father were friends and shared the car collecting hobby. A whole segment about the Royal Enfield for “Jay Leno’s” garage was shot on Saturday April 30, 2011. The episode highlighted the three bikes during the show. Mr. Leno’s Black Bullet Electra Deluxe, a Black Bullet Electra with a Cozy sidecar attached (also make in India) and the ever popular Teal Green Classic 500.
Mr. Leno talked about the history of Royal Enfield and then pointed out the feature of the new UCE/EFI bikes. He was very well informed about Royal Enfield and the UCE/EFI bikes when he came to the studio. He observed the features and benefits of each model and sat in the sidecar and spoke a bit about it.
The Gracious and Friendly Jay then put on a helmet with a microphone in it and rode his new motorcycle while commenting about its performance. When he came back from the short run, he told us that he was surprised at how nicely the bike rode even on the freeway. I am told that he has been riding it in the evenings since the shoot and has enjoyed if very much.
Jay Leno is the most popular night time TV host in America. His show is “The Tonight Show”. He is an Actor who rose to become the host of this very popular show. He is a avid automobile and motorcycle collector.
He is adamant that he does not collect vehicles as museum pieces but rather as part of a collection to be used. He drives and rides all of his vehicles and is often times seen on the streets of Southern California driving one of his collection. he is an eclectic collector and has everything from early 1900’s steam and electric powered cars to turbine cars and motorcycles. He also had a widely popular internet show called “Jay Leno’s Garage”. It is this show that we will be featured on. We should be on in about two weeks. One nice thing is that the show stays on line indefinitely.