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Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Army

The continuing history of the Royal marquee can be traced as far back the and from early on was associated bicycle manufacture. However, it until 1893 that the of ‘Royal’ was first used: as many other businesses and of advertising at the time, the usage of a sounding name helped a product more attractive to the despite the company having no royal connections.

In 1902 The Enfield Manufacturing Company Ltd the example of many other manufacturers in developing a fascination for internal combustion engines to bikes, thus producing the motorcycles, three-wheelers and even models.

The ‘Classic’ Bullet we today has its roots firmly in the town of Redditch, in the West of England. The first Bullet was a built over-head valve, cylinder, 4-… workhorse-of-a-bike, the unique distinction of having continuously in production since

The name, ‘Bullet’, first in the 1930-s with a range of and 350cc overhead-valve singles, were successfully aimed at the trials competitions — a way to put a new product through it’s After wining many the Bullet gained the reputation for both sturdy and reliable.

So much so, that Royal was chosen to supply 30,000 (the 350cc model), to the for dispatch rider service, and a 3,000 units were to the RAF during the Second World In 1948 the more familiar Bullet model was introduced the pioneering ‘swinging-arm’ suspension, front-end and a semi-unit construction (the gearbox is a separate bolted directly to the engine The 500cc model appeared in

Royal Enfield Bullet with the Continental kit

From the Indian army placed orders for Bullets to use in patrolling its well known for their terrain. As a result of additional orders it was decided (quite as it turns out), to open a factory based in Madras, So, in 1955, in a partnership deal with the Madras Motor the first 350cc Bullets the new factory.

But these bikes actually sent out from the factory in kit form to be assembled by the new workforce. Soon Enfield Ltd developed their new factory to Bullets entirely themselves, no input from Redditch; more effectively meeting the demands of the Indian Army. For to come, the production of the 1955 would remain virtually the and the factory produced over Bullets annually, taking pride in their home-grown

By the late 60’s/early 70’s, new bikes gained the advantage in the UK over the more traditional built motorcycles. Many couldn’t compete and were forced out of business, including Enfield. However, the Enfield Ltd. factory flourished business spreading throughout thus keeping the 1955 design alive and well, and abroad.

The Bullet was finally to the ‘home’ market in the UK back in under the manqué ‘Enfield’ legal reasons), but sadly its at the time was not all that it once had Then, between 1993 and the factory was taken over by Motors Ltd during their with the Enfield India

With the launch of Royal Motors Ltd, and thanks to new management, substantial investment in design and development with engineering and production methods, a new of Bullet 500 proved once to be a reliable and robust machine. in 1999, the right to market the in the UK as ‘Royal Enfield’ was granted to Enfield Motors Ltd. The they produced were labeled as such for the developing market.

Royal Enfield fitted with the Trials kit

The is still manufactured today in a manner as it was then and remains a handmade motorcycle. Hailed as the new classic’, the 2005 range of offers a variety of models, are variations on the Classic Bullet and in 350cc or 500cc.

In a wise to court the young rider and markets, the traditional 4-speed gear change can be adapted or with the new 5-speed gearbox and change (designed at Cranfield England). The new 500cc model was the ‘Sixty-5′ in a bold move from the ’55 style, towards the 1960’s. There is a ‘Deluxe’ model with trim, a street legal model, an ‘Army’ model with metal construction and a café racer or ‘Clubman’ with clip-ons and alloy

The Bullet today is a bike good looks, low running and insurance group and has the added of an affordable price. But despite ‘modern classic’ status, it is essentially a 1955 motorcycle requires a certain amount of and attention. Yet, surely is how the real enthusiast develops a relationship with his/her

The Royal Enfield: she’s a dream, becomes one of the family, is nurtured and — more than not — given a pet As every Royal Enfield knows, there-s nothing the distinct thumping sound of the cylinder engine of a Bullet. The lives on, untainted by technology.

Enfield Bullet fitted the Classic kit

Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Army
Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Army

Recommended links:

Enfield India/Royal Enfield Ltd.

UK importers of Enfield Motorcycles Watsonian-Squire Ltd 70, Northwick Business Centre, Gloucestershire GL56 9RF UK

Hitchcock’s Motorcycles is the UK’s specialists in supplying parts by order for both vintage and new Enfield motorcycles offering kits for 350 or 500 bullets including the kit with alloy tank

Café Racer kit (60’s and a Trials kit

Thinking buying a Bullet? Try Hayward’s of UK Royal Enfield dealer of the 2002, 2003 2004, Girton Garage, Huntingdon Cambridge CB3 0LQ, UK

exclusive Royal Enfield importer, Classic Motorworks, 4th Street NW, Faribault Minnesota USA. Classic Motorworks a comprehensive parts and accessories for both new and vintage Royal motorcycles. Highly recommended is clear and easy to use hard catalogue (free!) call or check out their websites: and

Royal Enfield Club website for the owner’s of Enfield motorcycles, all models, any

Bullet Mania is an discussion group for owners/enthusiasts of Enfield Bullets, be they 500cc, or any other size you have, or aspire to have. and in state of tune you wish. It is for to discuss/ask/impart info on these bikes.

Real Classic Magazine This is a magazine that on the mind set of its readers and not the cheque of its advertisers. Not available in shops, Classic is all about buying running riding real bikes — and having fun them, of course! For a sample of this popular subscription publication is like check out comprehensive web site.

Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Army
Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Army
Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Army
Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Army


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