Even though the British motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield stopped manufacturing their famous motorcycles many years back, today the brand is alive again thanks to the Indian company that bought it in 1995. This is one of the reasons why the Royal Enfield motorcycles are now being manufactured in India and are being exported to over 40 countries across the globe.
The manufacturing primarily takes place in Chennai. The demand for these motorcycles is so high in both India and many other countries that the yearly production has nearly doubled!
The proud owners of the bikes have their own clubs that plan bike road trips. It is an absolute delight to see the group enjoy themselves as they share the same interest. They love helping each other maintain their bikes and also like sharing the latest news and information regarding their bikes.
Some of you might find it amusing to know that the Enfield Cycle Company had actually started out by manufacturing weapons. In fact, that is the background behind their motto "Made like a gun, goes like a bullet". In 1890 they acquired the license to manufacture bicycles, stationary engines, lawnmowers, and motorcycles. But it took them 11 years to build the first bike, which they launched it in the year 1901.
Under the Royal Enfield name, the company has manufactured some amazing bikes, which have today become classic bikes. The company later started producing automobiles and also started using Swiss-made parts for their engines. During the 1st World War they were able to incorporate their own 425 cc V-twin engine and two-stroke single engine. The British and Russian government used these Royal bikes during that time.
Soon the company started producing its first four-stroke motorcycle with a 350cc engine. The 2nd World War saw more and more of Royal Enfield motorcycles and the company started producing more series with different engine powers. The excellent power of the motorcycles helped Royal Enfield to be one of the top sellers during that time. To date, people prefer buying a Royal Enfield instead of any other motorcycle!