About Royal Enfield Bike
The Enfield Cycle Company made motorcycles, bicycles, lawnmowers and stationary engines under the name Royal Enfield out of its works based at Redditch, Worcestershire. The legacy of weapons manufacture is reflected in the logo comprising the cannon, and the motto “Made like a gun”. Use of the brand name Royal Enfield was licensed by the Crown in 1890.
Royal Enfield produced its first motorcycle in 1901, and this year 80,000 machines will roll off the production line at its factory in Chennai (formerly Madras) in Southern India. The survival of this historic British marque is thanks to a lucky twist of fate. Back in 1949 Royal Enfield opened a satellite operation in Madras to manufacture its 350cc Bullet model for the Indian armed forces.
The Bullet layout remained virtually untouched but it was upgraded with a 500cc engine a few years later. Due to export demands the model was also upgraded with better brakes. The irony is that Enfield was also being exported back to England after the shutdown in 1968.
WHY ENFILED MOTORBIKE BEST IN HIMALAYAS ?
Motorbike tour in Himalayas on Enfield Bullet can be an exhilarating experience. Extremely reliable on Indian Road condition. Bullet is extensively used by the Indian Army in various terrain ranging from Manali to the highest motorable road on earth – Ladakh. Also the main stay of the Indian police, Bullet is capable of excellent performance with minimal attention.
Its characteristic beat, accentuated by an open core silencer, can be music to the rider, whilst signaling a juggernaut to the other road users. It commands a rightful respect amongst the unruly Indian drivers. It produces enough torque even at low rpm of the engine to propel you with a majestic “thud..thud..thud” beat.
Motorcycle tour in Himalayas with Enfield classic 350cc is awesome. You can feel the power of classic 500cc.