A movie prop find: “Billy”

With the exit of the black 1986 GL1200, a new bike came in the picture – a 2019 Royal Enfield Himalayan. I found this bike by accident in Charleston South Carolina as it had just finished 3 months duty on a film set for a TV series with John Goodman called “Righteous Gemstones”.

Still basically new with only 60 miles on the clock, it surely had some stories to tell from being on that set.

I was drawn to the simple nature of the 400cc single cylinder and all metal construction, Italian styling, and back to roots motorcycle philosophy.

This bike trailers easily at 420 lbs and feels like a fancy moped compared to the Suzuki.

Perfect for some of the tracks I am finding that don’t need the extra hp and weight of that VStrom to deal with.