Jay Leno, host of NBC’s Tonight Show, is 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 has posted a video feature of the modern Royal Enfield on Jay Leno’s Garage website.
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.”