Royal Enfield Announces New CEO, 2011 Models — Motorcycle USA

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Royal Enfield Announces New 2011 Models

Royal announced the promotion of Dr. Venki as its newest CEO. Dr. Padmanabhan the New York IMS where he introduced the 2011 line of motorcycles.

Enfield Motors, which to be the oldest motorcycle company in the appointed Dr. Venki Padmanabhan as its new Executive Officer. Dr.

Padmanabhan attended the New York IMS show he introduced Royal Enfield’s line of motorcycles and talked about the romantic qualities with Royal Enfield

According to the official press Dr. Padmanabhan joined Royal two years ago as COO where he served CEO R.L. Ravichandran. During two years, “the company a 21% growth in sales volume, 54% in sales turnover and a return to profitability.” Dr.

Padmanabhan is well in the methods of Lean Manufacturing serving stints with GM and DaimlerChrysler and is credited with restore the Cadillac brand to In his new position as CEO of Royal Enfield he will be reporting to Siddhartha Managing Director of RE’s company Eicher Motors

Dr. Padmanabhan has already proven to be an leader for Royal Enfield working alongside R.L. as company’s Chief Operating said Kevin Mahoney in the release. Mahoney is president of Motorworks, Royal Enfield’s States distributor.

Royal introduced the Classic Chrome 500 and the Black Bullet 500 (below) at the New York IMS.

His world-wide in the automotive industry and passion for new life to historic brands him the ideal candidate to build on the from recent years and Royal Enfield’s growth as brand, he continued.

At the New York Dr. Padmanabhan also talked about how Royal Enfield great exposure in the latest Potter movie, Deathly Part I . In the opening sequence of the Hagrid is riding a blue Enfield motorcycle with holding on tight alongside him in a sidecar. Product placement in is a subtle but effective advertising and Royal Enfield can only from its exposure in the film.

Dr. Padmanabhan also discussed the big plans for the future, including the of a Café Racer in 2012. He said Royal Enfield to introduce a Parallel Vertical in the 650-750cc range in a couple of in addition to a diesel-powered motorcycle the Himalayan Touring within the three years.

The two new models Enfield introduced at the New York IMS are the Chrome 500 and the Black Bullet With its love of all things the Classic Chrome 500 is a natural fit for the market. True to its name, the Chrome is a beautiful bike its highly polished chrome oil and fuel tanks, engine exhaust and headlight nacelle.

A seat and a kick-starting single-cylinder add to its classic character (it does an electric starter also). The 500 Chrome sources a single disc on the front and a drum on the Its pulse is provided by a 499cc, OHV single.

A maroon racing stripe gold trim runs the of the bike down the middle of the and tank.

Royal Enfield’s single-cylinder, four-… engine all of its motorcycles that cater to the American market.

Another trend in the American motorcycle is the blacked-out movement, which Enfield’s second new model The Black Bullet 500 has a black fenders, tank, side headlight housing and seat. Its fender is cut differently to accommodate the two-up seat and it has a squared-off air box.

It’s powered by the air-cooled, electronically fed Single, as the of changes are cosmetic.

The other Enfield motorcycles listed in the packet circulated at the NY IMS are the Classic, and Electra Deluxe. The Bullet featuring a 1950s style nacelle and equipped with a tool box, is heading its 77th year of production. The Electra features Royal new unit construction engine meets stringent Euro III

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Electra

The Bullet Electra Deluxe from the standard Electra the addition of hand-polished aluminum and a hand-lined chrome gas tank. Denominators for Royal Enfields to the North American market are engines and EFI with the popular Bullet notably absent.

a little more information Royal Enfield’s new CEO and the company of the Classic Motorworks press

About Dr. Venki Padmanabhan

Dr. started his career at General at the Warren Technical Center in where he specialized in advanced research, product engineering, and manufacturing. Dr. Padmanabhan was first to Lean Manufacturing in 1999 at Buick City Assembly in Flint, Michigan and later restore the Cadillac brand to its glory at the company’s Lansing River Assembly Plant, produced the revitalizing CTS, SRX and STS

In 2004 Dr. Padmanabhan joined Corporation, where he was part of the that introduced Lean to the company’s diverse operations and Chrysler Corporation to achieve industry-leading productivity improvements. on that success, Mercedes Car drew Dr.

Padmanabhan to Stuttgart, Germany in where he reported to Vice of Production Planning, Simon and delivered productivity improvements to Powertrain and Assembly plants Germany.

Dr. Padmanabhan received his in Industrial Engineering from the of Pittsburgh in 1991, and holds a in Engineering Management from the of Pittsburgh and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Birla of Technology in Ranchi, India.

Royal Enfield Motors

Enfield motorcycles have in continuous production since The marque was first established in by Enfield Manufacturing Co. of Redditch, England under license the Crown. The company’s legacy in manufacturing served as inspiration for the model name and brand’s motto Made Like A Goes Like A Bullet.

The Redditch company’s Indian started assembling Bullet in India in 1951 and continued to the brand tradition after the of the British company in 1971. as the owner of the original brand, the Royal Enfield company is in Chennai, India and operates as a of the $1B Eicher Group. In recent the historic brand has seen a of interest around the world, over 50,000 motorcycles per to loyal riders in 30 countries.


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