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Royal Enfield Introduces the Himalayan

The Himalayan by Royal Enfield.

Royal Enfield introduces the Himalayan, a capable adventure motorcycle that retains Royal Enfield’s classic styling cues, yet offers modern attributes that deliver a pure motorcycling experience. Royal Enfield CEO Siddhartha Lal has enjoyed riding in the Himalayas for years and said that the idea of a purpose-built Royal Enfield for the region has been brewing in his head for some ...

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Royal Enfield Launches in North America


Royal Enfield has announced its first wholly-owned subsidiary outside India, in North America. This announcement is in line with Royal Enfield’s focused international thrust of leading and expanding the global mid-sized motorcycle segment (250-750cc), with North America representing a priority market for the company. Royal Enfield is the oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production, with roots dating back to 1901 ...

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Royal Enfield’s Long History in Brief

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The first Royal Enfield was manufactured in Redditch, England, in 1901, making it the oldest, continually produced motorcycle in the world. Though the brand has passed through a number of hands over the years, it has never been out of production. Currently it’s owned by Eicher Motors, a $1.3-billion company based in India. From the start, Royal Enfield was innovative. ...

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2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT


When Royal Enfield Motors launched its all-new Continental GT café racer in London, England, in September 2013, it not only submerged the press in the history of the iconic brand (visits to legendary bike and motorsports museums, introductions by well-known Royal Enfield historians, even a trip to the site of Royal Enfield’s original 1907 Redditch factory), it made sure we ...

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Royal Enfield Continental GT – First Ride Review


Last September Royal Enfield Motors hosted a lavish international press launch in England for its all-new Continental GT café racer bike, which was first seen in the U.S. at the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, California in December 2012. The UK intro was a genuine “back to the future” experience. During the four-day itinerary, Enfield not only submersed the ...

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Retrospective: Indian / Royal Enfield Chief 700cc: 1959-1961


The history of the Indian motorcycle name gets a bit convoluted after the demise of the old company in 1953. Its last genuine model was the 80-inch (1,300cc) Chief. An English outfit called Brockhouse Engineering bought the name, and proceeded to sell English motorcycles through the Indian dealership network, including AJS, Matchless, Norton and Vincent. In ’55, Brockhouse decided to ...

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2010 Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Classic Road Test

2010 Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Classic Review | Rider Magazine

photography by Rich Cox [This 2010 Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Classic Road Test was originally published in the July 2010 issue of Rider] All of these bikes are contemporary classics, but only the Royal Enfield gives the impression of having been cryogenically preserved 50 years ago and thawed out last week. This Bullet C5 Classic is a modern bike in ...

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2010 Royal Enfield USA Model Line-Up Intro


Classic Motorworks, the official importer and distributor of Royal Enfield motorcycles in the United States, just announced the arrival of the 2010 Royal Enfield Bullet model line. “Today begins a very notable new model year for Royal Enfield in the United States,” said Kevin Mahoney, president of Classic Motorworks and Royal Enfield USA. “The year marks the complete transition of ...

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2009 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic C5 Road Test

2009 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic C5

Story and photography by James Parchman [This 2009 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic C5 Road Test was originally published in the October 2009 issue of Rider] The history of the Royal Enfield Bullet is as interesting as any in motorcycling. Gordon May’s wonderful book, Royal Enfield, The Legend Rides On, dates the original Bullet thumper to 1932, making it 77 ...

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2008 Enfield Bullet 500cc Classic – Road Test Review


[This 2008 Enfield Bullet 500cc Classic motorcycle spotlight first appeared in the January 2009 issue of Rider magazine] The Royal Enfield Company started as The Enfield Manufacturing Co., Ltd., in October 1892, and made its first motorbike in 1901. The British company produced many noteworthy motorcycles over the next seven decades until the ’70s when it folded. Manufacture continued in ...

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