|12 September, 2012 - Royal Enfield Bike, As In Bicycle|
|There you go, I never knew that the legendary motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield used to make bicycles. Royal Enfield used to be a British motorcycle manufacturer who also made bicycles (like many other manufacturers, then and now), and when they closed down the factories in the 1960s, transferring the production to India, it would appear that the bicycle section went to Japan.|
The bicycles, like the motorcycles, are sturdy with class. However, it looks like they never went back into production. Pity. Maybe Royal Enfield India should consider making bicycles again.
|29 May, 2012 - Ad: Royal Enfield Chrome - Blinding|
|Funny print advertisement for the Royal Enfield Classic Chrome motorcycle.... |
... so much chrome, it'll blind you. Nicely found.
|22 May, 2012 - Royal Enfield: 3 Nice Advertisements Indian Style|
|Somehow companies in India make good ads. Bajaj, Hero and now Royal Enfield. As advertisements go, visually it's very simple, but the text is fun. |
The idea behind the campaign is to get the younger generation to become independent, as the tag line says, "Leave Home". And the way to do it is to buy a Royal Enfield motorcycle.
|17 May, 2012 - Video: Restoring A Royal Enfield Motorcycle In 2 Minutes|
|For those of you who are like me, and can not sit through a whole hour in front of the TV seeing a motorcycle being built, or restored, here's the fast way. |
A guy in India, with the help of some friends, restored a 1978 Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle from the ground up. He filmed the whole process, from start to finish, and using time-lapse, you can see his endeavor in only 2 minutes. Pretty impressive. In real life, it took 45 days.
|4 May, 2012 - Spider Chopper - Royal Enfield Based|
|We're used to seeing choppers made out of good old fashion American twin engines, usually Harley-Davidson or similar. You'll see an occasional European motorcycle manufacturer. But this chopper is anything but that. |
The Spider Chopper is based on a Royal Enfield 350cc motorcycle. Apart from having a small engine, the bike itself is beautifully done. It's a work of art.
Click on the headline to continue reading this story.......
|26 April, 2012 - Royal Enfield: Fuel Economy Race|
|The Gloucestershire dealer of Royal Enfield motorcycle, BVM, had organized on the 14th of April a special race for Royal Enfield owners. Not a speed race, nor an endurance race, but a race to see who could beat the factory quoted Miles Per Gallon figure of 79 mpg. |
Two categories Enfields were organized, motorcycles with EFI and ones with carburetors. The "race" was held on a 39 mile stretch of road.
The winner of the most economical run was a Royal Enfield Fury, riding the distance at 96.93 mph, the runner up did 92.76 and third best ran at 92.20 mpg. Despite riding a road with many steep climbs, they bettered the factory average by 22%.
|23 March, 2012 - Got A Royal Enfield Motorcycle? Get Discount In A Pub|
|The town of Redditch in the UK used to be the home of the Royal Enfield factory, from 1893 until 1967 when the motorcycle factory closed its doors and moved to India where it has been ever since. |
2 years ago, a fantastic and award-winning pub opened in the former city of Royal Enfield, and was aptly named "The Royal Enfield". Located in the town's old cinema, it looks pretty good as far as pubs go.
But if you arrive on a post 1999 Royal Enfield motorcycle, the owner will give you a 10% discount on the food.
|29 February, 2012 - Royal Enfield Grows 42% In 2011|
|Indian motorcycle manufacturer hits a home run with an increase of 42% in sales during 2011 over 2010, and 2012 looks as good. |
Customer currently need to wait 6 months to get their motorcycles, but that will get better next year when the new factory opens.
|25 January, 2012 - Royal Enfield Car|
|Royal Enfield are a well established and long time manufacturer of motorcycles. In fact, they have the oldest model still in production. They used to be English, but are now based in India, and they produce some of world's best classic motorcycles. |
They're not known for making fast motorcycles, you known... sportsbikes. They make classic, or shall I say vintage motorcycles that you can ride in the countryside, taking your time, enjoying the ride and views.
It's therefore a surprise to see a sportscar using a Royal Enfield engine. But it's true. This is the Berkeley B-95 LHD (Left Hand Drive). The car was built in 1959, and they only made 12 LHD units, 3 survived.
|5 January, 2012 - Royal Enfield Unveils Thunderbird 500 - Cruiser Style|
|Royal Enfield, world's oldest motorcycle manufacturer with the same model, has unveiled a "new" motorcycle model. Called the Thunderbird 500 (there is already a popular Thunderbird 350), it's a course change for the English-then-Indian manufacturer. Their traditional model, the Bullet has been unchanged for decades. Now, they have made a more modern look-&-feel, with updated technology. |
The Thunderbird is a touring motorcycle, styled like a cruiser. But you'll not find much chrome on this motorcycle, even the engine is black. The color choices for the new motorcycle are black, black and black (in fact, there are three colors black to choose from). The pillion seat can be removed, allowing you to carry luggage. There are even hooks for bungee cords.
Here are the specs...
|19 October, 2011 - Video: Three Ships Whiskey and Royal Enfield Motorcycles|
|This is a nice and smooth (no pun intended) TV commercial for the South African Three Ships Whiskey. It's a narrative advertisement (ie someone is talking over the ad), featuring prominently three Royal Enfield motorcycles traveling round the world. |
It has some very nice images with the three motorcycles. Makes you thirsty .... for a ride.
|21 September, 2011 - India: Do The Big Motorcycle Makers Threaten Royal Enfield?|
|The new kids on the block in India, mainstream motorcycle manufacturers BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson and Piaggio, are a threat to local manufacturer Royal Enfield. |
The classic Royal Enfield is situated above the local and cheap motorcycles, and below the expensive imports, but for many affluent Indian bikers, they now have more choice.
How will Royal Enfield react?
|1 September, 2011 - Royal Enfield Desert Storm Motorcycle|
|Royal Enfield, the legendary Indian motorcycle manufacturer with the oldest and longest production run of the same motorcycle, has launched a new version called the Bullet 500 Classic Desert Storm motorcycle. |
The new "version" is initially foreseen for the Indian market, but might be exported abroad. The version name is destined as reminder of the first Gulf War, and the motorcycle is painted in desert colors.
|1 July, 2011 - Royal Enfield Monthly Wallpaper|
|Not only does Royal Enfield make some of the most beautiful classical motorcycles, but they have each month some beautiful wallpaper for download. |
These free wallpapers for your computer feature a Royal Enfield motorcycle set in beautiful scenery and great photos. Different screen sizes are available.
So why stare at boring computer screen backgrounds... while you can have a beautiful motorcycle on it?
|9 June, 2011 - Video: Royal Enfield - Handcrafted Motorcycles|
|Royal Enfield is the oldest motorcycle manufacturer still in operation, and the Royal Enfield Bullet the oldest motorcycle model still being manufactured. Two things to be proud off.... |
Here's a TV commercial, more an infomercial, about Royal Enfield and its handmade motorcycles. Nice...
|5 January, 2011 - Royal Enfield Flat Tracker Motorcycle - Sweet|
|A smart motorcycle dealer in the USA is preparing a kit to convert the decade old Royal Enfield Bullet into a short flat tracker. |
The nice part of the upcoming kit is that the motorcycle should be street legal, even in the country of California...
|13 September, 2010 - New Harry Potter Movie Features Harry On Motorcycle|
|In the next release of the popular Harry Potter movie, the penultimate edition, Harry Potter will be riding on a Royal Enfield motorcycle.
Here are some photos and the movie trailer, where you can see the motorcycle. |
|10 September, 2010 - Royal Enfield Free Magazine|
|One of world's oldest motorcycle manufacturers, Royal Enfield, has a free monthly magazine available that can be downloaded. |
Called The BEAT, it's full of interesting information for people, like me, who are interested in the iconic motorcycles.
|7 July, 2010 - Win A Beer Motorcycle As Prize|
|Your chance, that is if you live in the UK, to win this beautiful customization job of a Royal Enfield motorcycle. |
The motorcycle has been customized by a beer brewery of the Hobgoblin brand.
What more could you want? A free motorcycle, beer design ...??
|7 April, 2010 - 23 Royal Enfield Motorcycles From Around The World|
|Here are 23 print ads I found for the mythical Royal Enfield motorcycles. |
They require little introduction, and many of the ads play on the motorcycle that has not changed much since they started many decades ago.
|4 February, 2010 - Royal Enfield 500 Selling Like Hot Cakes|
|The Royal Enfield Classic 500 is selling so well, that there's no a backlog. |
You're going to have to wait for 6 months before you can see yours if you order one now.
You see, it's not all bad news... things are pretty good in India...
|30 January, 2009 - UK: Despite Crisis, Royal Enfield Outsells|
|Royal Enfield, a former British motorcycle manufacturer, but now an Indian, has had a record sales year. |
In a moment of gloom, with companies closing down, it's really nice to hear one company selling 30% (yes THIRTY) more motorcycles last year!
And that for a motorcycle that has not changed its design since 50 years.
|18 December, 2008 - XMAS 2008: Royal Enfield - The Complete Story|
|Christmas 2008 Ideas |
Royal Enfield is one of those legendary motorcycle manufacturers who have captivated several generations of motorcycle lovers.
They have been in existence since Fred Flintstone, and here's a book that tells and shows you its history on 192 pages.
|17 December, 2008 - Video: Royal Enfield Motorcycles - Make Way|
|Not only do Royal Enfield make sure really nice classic motorcycles, they make some interesting TV ads. |
Here's a nice one. Just listen to the engine putter away. Love it...
|13 October, 2008 - Overview: Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500 Motorcycle|
|Royal Enfield unveiled at the Intermot motorcycle exhibition their latest edition of world's oldest production model (79 years old and counting); the Bullet Classic 500. |
Here's what the motorcycle is all about.
And yes, I'd love to have one...
|8 October, 2008 - Intermot 2008 - Royal Enfield|
|Royal Enfield, apart from two charming ladies, had some new old motorcycles, or old new motorcycles at the show. |
Here they are, more shortly.
|21 March, 2007 - Video: Royal Enfield 2007|
|Sometimes we see strange motorcycle ads, that on one side are so weird that we don't like them, but on the other side, you like the creativity. |
Here's one of those TV advertisements for Royal Enfield motorcycles. Have a look, and tell me what you think.