Royal Enfield

All the bikes that we will be riding are made by Royal Enfield in India. Based on an old English BSA design from the 1930’s, the 500-cc Enfield is the most powerful bike on the Indian roads. The design of the actual bike has not altered that much over the 70 odd years that they have been in production, making it a truly classic bike with a definite temperament.

A Short Enfield History

1892
The first ‘Enfield’ cycles were built in Enfield Middlesex England With the legendary trade mark – “Built Like A Gun” . At that time the Royal Small Arms factory in Enfield, Middlesex was supplying precision rifle parts for the making of Enfield rifles.

1901
The first enfield motor bicycle manufactured 1931 The JS Model, the fore runner of the popular Bullet range of motorcycles

1949
Bullet Comes to India Two young business men, Mr. Sundaram and Shankar, of the Madras Motor company started importing the Bullet motorcyles into the southern port city Madras, India.

1951
Enfield India Limited Incorporated

1970
Royal Enfield, UK closes operation.

Reference:
• Royal Enfield – The story of the company and the people who made it great: 1851-1969. By Anne Bradford and edited by Ray Knight. Published by Amulree Publications
• Royal Enfield – The post war models. By Roy Bacon, Niton Publishing

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