A short history of the Royal Enfield company…
The adventure of Royal Enfield began in 1891, when R.W. Smith and Albert Eadie bought Towsend Cycle Co. in Redditch, Great Britain.
After supplying the Royal Small Arms factory in Enfield, Middlesex with parts for handguns. The name was completed in 1893 with the word “Royal”, borrowed from Royal Small Arms Co and it was in 1901, that the first motorized bicycle was manufactured under the name Royal Enfield.
In 1924, the company launched the first single cylinder 4 stroke 350cc Royal Enfield.
In 1932, a single cylinder engine with 4 valves appeared under the name of “Bullet”.
During the 39 / 45 war, the factory like many others, will manufacture weapons… The Enfield rifles and guns have an excellent reputation of quality.
In 1949, Royal Enfield gets through Madras Motors, an order from the Indian Army for the delivery of 350cc Bullet motorcycles. A little anecdote, the Indian Army still sells its Royal Enfield motorcycles at public auction, only after 1’000’000 km on the odometer !!!
It’s only in 1955 that Enfield India Limited is born, thanks to the signature of a partnership between Redditch and Madras Motors in India to assemble the Bullet 350cc.
In 1967, the Redditch factory, which manufactured the Bullet, closed its doors.
In 1994, the Eicher Group bought Enfield India Limited, which became Royal Enfield Motors Limited.
In 2005, it is the year when Royal Enfield releases its first Bullet Electra with a 5-speed gearbox and a left side gear shift.
In 2008, the first Royal Enfield “Classic” 500cc EFI produced in India is exported to the European and US market.
In 2011, as part of its expansion plan, the company sets up its new factory in Orragadam near Chennai (Madras) where it continues to produce the machines that make us dream.
In 2013 comes the new EFI engine, which disappears in 2020 victim of the Euro 5 norms!
In 2018 Royal Enfield, in association with its English design office, develops a 650cc twin-cylinder engine called “Interceptor” and another 650 GT, the Café-racer.
No need to be private, from today live the unique experience of being at the handlebar of an exceptional motorcycle… Be careful, to try an Iterceptor is to fall in love with it!
“Royal Enfield vintage spirit ” Pure happiness !
This year the METEOR 350 model arrives, in the “Cruise Easy” Roadster style, declined in three versions.
Still in the catalog, the Himalayan model to climb the mountains !
Royal Enfield, an authentic motorcycle like you, rediscover the pleasure of riding with the retro charm of the beautiful English.
If you appreciate the technique of a pure and classic motorcycle, the Royal Enfield is made for you.
Behind this traditional British look is the latest technical sophistication!