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Royal Enfield has just dropped their all-new SG650 concept to the masses at EICMA in Milan, Italy – and we’ve had a tip from PowerDrive that the mid-weight bobber will likely go into production soon.  Royal Enfield’s new cool cat is based on the 650cc platform that powers the Interceptor and the Continental GT. To …

“Custom-Built To Inspire” Royal Enfield’s ground-breaking program is now accepting applications for their next season – and Build. Train. Race. (BTR) is welcoming all women to apply. What is BTR, you ask? “The formula is straightforward; competitors build a race-ready machine from the provided Royal Enfield motorcycle, they train on their race bike with racing …

Royal Enfield has announced the new Continental GT Cup for India in an effort to make track racing accessible to novice and experienced racers across the country. The retro racing series will comprise 4 rounds and run as part of the 2021 JK Tyre National Racing Championship. As the name suggests, the GT Cup will …

ROYAL ENFIELD BULLET BACKGROUND Royal Enfield had been building sturdy, reliable motorcycles since the turn of the century. They produced military motorcycles for the British army in both world wars. They struggled at the edge of insolvency throughout most of the 1930s but managed to hang on until the the second world war boosted their …

2007 Royal Enfield Bullet 2007 ROYAL ENFIELD BULLET BACKGROUND Like all modern, Indian-built Royal Enfields, the 500 Bullet is a descendant of the original British-built Enfields of the late 1940s. Despite being completely redesigned in modern times by parent company Madras Motors, and sprouting modern features like electric starters and electronic fuel injection, Royal Enfields …

ROYAL ENFIELD INTERCEPTOR BACKGROUND Royal Enfield hopped up its 692cc Constellation and created a new model, the 700 Interceptor in 1960, for sale in the US and Canada markets only (on England). They’d just lost their contract to rebadge Constellations with Indian Motorcycle regalia then selling them in the US (or trying) as the Indian …

Representing the peak of Royal Enfield Motorcycles evolution, was the 750 Interceptor. This 1963 Royal Enfield Interceptor Mark I was at the first year for the 750 engine. This one happened to be at the 2011 Clubman’s All-British Weekend. THE EARLY DAYS Royal Enfield Motorcycles were not the best-selling Classic British Motorcycles, but they were …

2007 Royal Enfield Bullet Sidecar Rig 2007 ROYAL ENFIELD BULLET SIDECAR RIG BACKGROUND Royal Enfield was another classic British motorcycle brand that started out in the late 1800s building bicycles. By 1899 they were dropping other makers’ engines into things and before long they were building motorcycles. Over the following decades they built a reputation …

1965 Royal Enfield Interceptor 1965 ROYAL ENFIELD INTERCEPTOR BACKGROUND Royal Enfield hopped up its 692cc Constellation and created a new model, the 700 Interceptor in 1960, for sale in the US and Canada markets only (on England). They’d just lost their contract to rebadge Constellations with Indian Motorcycle regalia then selling them in the US …

2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT 2014 ROYAL ENFIELD CONTINENTAL GT BACKGROUND At the time of its introduction, the Continental GT was Royal Enfield’s lightest, fastest, most powerful motorcycle in production. To this end, they started by increasing displacement from 500cc to 535cc, adding a larger throttle body and a hotter cam, which pushed net horsepower …

1949 Royal Enfield Bullet 1949 ROYAL ENFIELD BULLET BACKGROUND Royal Enfield had been building sturdy, reliable motorcycles since the turn of the century. They produced military motorcycles for the British army in both world wars. They struggled at the edge of insolvency throughout most of the 1930s but managed to hang on until the the …

1967 Royal Enfield Interceptor 1967 ROYAL ENFIELD INTERCEPTOR BACKGROUND Royal Enfield hopped up its 692cc Constellation and created a new model, the 700 Interceptor in 1960, for sale in the US and Canada markets only (on England). They’d just lost their contract to rebadge Constellations with Indian Motorcycle regalia then selling them in the US …

1960 Royal Enfield Bullet 1960 ROYAL ENFIELD BULLET – A LONG HISTORY Royal Enfield introduced the 350cc and 500cc single-cylinder Bullet line in 1948, and while many changes were made in the interim, including a change of ownership of the company, the Royal Enfield Bullet has the unique distinction of being the longest-running motorcycle model …

ROYAL ENFIELD MOTORCYCLE BOOKS Royal Enfield built fast, sturdy motorcycles like the single-cylinder 350 & 500 Bullet, and the Interceptor 750 twin. Check out all the great books we have about Royal Enfields. We have a wide selection of books about Royal Enfield history, photo exposes, shop manuals, restoration guides and much more. If you’ve …

1963 Royal Enfield Interceptor 1963 ROYAL ENFIELD INTERCEPTOR BACKGROUND Royal Enfield hopped up its 692cc Constellation and created a new model, the 700 Interceptor in 1960, for sale in the US and Canada markets only (on England). They’d just lost their contract to rebadge Constellations with Indian Motorcycle regalia then selling them in the US …

1970 Royal Enfield Interceptor 1970 ROYAL ENFIELD INTERCEPTOR BACKGROUND Royal Enfield hopped up its 692cc Constellation and created a new model, the 700 Interceptor in 1960, for sale in the US and Canada markets only (on England). They’d just lost their contract to rebadge Constellations with Indian Motorcycle regalia then selling them in the US …

2002 Royal Enfield Bullet 2002 ROYAL ENFIELD BULLET BACKGROUND Royal Enfield had been building sturdy, reliable motorcycles since the turn of the century. They produced military motorcycles for the British army in both world wars. They struggled at the edge of insolvency throughout most of the 1930s but managed to hang on until the the …

The 1960s was a transformative time for the motorcycle industry. As the mobility culture shifted from affordable motorcycles to affordable four-wheelers, the industry found itself at something of crossroads and on the cusp of an identity crisis. The 60s would bring about the beginning of the end for the British industry, an unexpected rise of …

Could a Royal Enfield Shotgun Be On the Way? Could Royal Enfield be getting their ducks in a row to bring us a cruiser-style motorcycle? Could it be named the ‘Shotgun’? Trademark filings reveal that Royal Enfield has secured the name ‘Shotgun’ to be used for “motorcycles, motorized scooters, and electrically powered vehicles”. A cruiser-style …

Meteor Strikes North American Coasts Every time that I write an article about the Meteor 350’s success across seas, there are always comments left from our readers along the lines of: “Awesome, but when the hell will Royal Enfield bring the Meteor to America? I’m sure it will sell great”. Honestly, I didn’t have an …

Scooters Continue to Dominate Vietnam After four grueling years of trying to establish themselves in the delicate Vietnamese market, Royal Enfield is pulling out of the country after failing to meet sales expectations. Two-wheeled modes of transportation are very successful in Vietnam. Out of the roughly 93 million residents of the country, there are around …

Tripper, Again RushLane – an Indian Publication – is always first in line when it comes to new information regarding Royal Enfield motorcycles. Today is no different, the outlet has released spy shots revealing the gauge cluster for the new 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350, and there are quite a few details worth noting. For …

India’s Best Bike The Indian Automotive Awards came to a close recently, and it left us with news that the recent Royal Enfield Meteor 350 was named Motorcycle of the Year. The Indian Motorcycle Of The Year award holds significant weight, given how competitive their low-displacement market is and the sheer volume of sales that …

Meteor Coming In Hot Pandemic sales continue to steadily increase across the globe; and many OEMs have benefitted from what seemed to initially be a pretty bad situation to begin with. Royal Enfield is no stranger to this surge in sales, and they have reported a 10% increase in sales in February alone when compared …

Niche motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield has issued a recall for certain Continental GT and Interceptor bikes located in the US. The recall was issued due to a potential corrosion problem on the motorcycle’s brakes, possibly increasing the risk of injury or death. Both models were produced in India between 2018 and 2020 before being exported …

The Circuits Continue To Circle With Royal Enfield Back in January, Royal Enfield’s North American division came out with a public statement regarding their participation going forward with American Flat Track. This will be Royal Enfield’s second season in the American Flat Track racing series; coming off a successful racing season with their rider Johnny …

Alas, Tripper It seems like we can’t cover enough news about 300cc-400cc as of late. One day it’s the Honda H’Ness CB350, the other it’s Royal Enfield’s Meteor 350. Today we have news touching down regarding the newly updated Himalayan for 2021. At the end of January, Royal Enfield put shipments of the Himalayan on …

India To Japan What do India and Japan have in common? The food isn’t very similar, but at least starting now we can state as a matter of fact that both countries have Royal Enfield stores. As of this week, the Chennai-based motorcycle manufacturer has extended its complex roots system to the far reaches of …

… And For Good Reason An article recently posted by BikeDekho dives into the subject of Royal Enfield potentially halting deliveries of their popular Himalayan dual-sport model. The fact of the matter is that Himalayans will be on hold for a while… But the more important piece of info we should be seeking is “the …

Tripper For Everyone! Yesterday, we saw a spy shot of the new Royal Enfield Himalayan being tested on public roads with a potential Tripper Navigation System (RE’s lingo for turn-by-turn navigation system). Today I share with you a spy shot of the upcoming Continental GT 650, and it too appears to be sporting this new …

More Gauges For Going the Distance Our friends over at Gaadi Waadi posted a picture to their Facebook account of a spy shot showing the 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan with what looks to be an extra gauge cluster. 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan Spied With Tripper Navigation Posted by Gaadiwaadi.com on Monday, January 4, 2021 The current …

The Meteor Classic Cutting the fat from production costs helps everyone. At the end of the day, the consumer gets a cheaper motorcycle because the manufacture could save money too. Royal Enfield is taking this principle and carrying it over to the Classic 350 through building the bike off of the new Meteor platform. The …

Meteor Crators Europe Royal Enfield has released the details and official pricing for the 2021 Meteor 350 motorcycles that will be touching down in Europe following its successful release in India. The Meteor 350 will come in three different trim versions, each with more features as you go up the price ladder. The confirmed names …

A New Look for the Classic 350 Of all the models from Royal Enfield, the Classic 350 is perhaps the most recognizable. It’s one of the best-selling models for the company across several markets, so it makes sense for RE to roll out some new color combos.  The Classic 350 (and the Classic 500) are …

Go Further Than Ever Before MotoGB, a well renowned Royal Enfield distributor for the United Kingdom partnered with the Enfield brand to turn this Himalayan Adventure dream into a reality with this new special edition. MotoGB has accessorized this Royal Enfield Himalayan to be better suited for the ‘go-anywhere’ type of adventure riding with a …

Expanding Even More Royal Enfield is moving along well recently in terms of growth. The company will build a new production facility in Chachoengsao, Thailand, according to the Bangkok Post. This will serve as the company’s manufacturing facility for Southeast Asia and produce several bikes for the region. Thailand is already a strong market for …

People Are Excited Royal Enfield recently released the Meteor 350, and it seems people are pretty excited. The company has 8,000 pre-bookings for the bike, according to GaadiWaadi. This bike is a 350 cruiser from Royal Enfield. The bike will get its start in India and then go to Europe and even the U.S. It …

The 2021 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Trials is a Versatile Beauty Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Trials is a bit of a special bike. It encapsulates the history and pedigree of the British manufacturer’s racing history, where during the middle of the 20th century, endurance events …

The 2021 Royal Enfield Bullet 500: A Modern Yet Classic Design Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 is the latest in a long model line that stretches all the way back to 1932. In fact, counting the smaller engine variants, the Bullet is the oldest continuous production …

The 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 500: A Bike for Motorcycle Purists Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 500 follows the mantra that has followed the model line from its inception: If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. The 500 has been around since the post-war years, and, as …