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Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Army

From . Winston, OR

I Ride . S 700, Royal Enfield 500

The history is pretty detailed. I out most of it because it was already long. But for those who may be interested, are a few details about it. I’ll skim over the highlights.

The dates back to 1931. that, George Townshend a manufacturing company in 1851 in a called Hunt End, Redditch, in England. He first making needles, then out into other things. were located very to the Enfield Armoury, and they started making parts for rifles for the Armoury.

They changed their to Enfield Manufacturing in 1892. added ‘Royal’ a short later, after receiving an from the crown for services to or something like that.

began making bicycles, and ‘motorized bicycles’. Their motorcycle was made in 1900. A single was introduced in 1931, and it was the name Bullet in 1932. It through various changes the years.

A new version of the Bullet was in 1949, and that’s the one today’s is directly descended from. It was a 350, and the 500 was introduced a few years

In 1949, the Indian Army a motorcycle to use in the mountains around They chose the Bullet. The order was filled and they happy with the bikes.

A order was too large for the factory in to fill, so they built a in Madras (now Chennai). The plan was that Redditch send them bikes were already manufactured, all had to do in India was the final assembly. But still wasn’t enough to the military’s demand for the bikes, and also wanted them to be in India.

So they expanded the plant and stocked it with the machinery and purchased from Redditch they would need to the bikes themselves. Then the Indian factory team was to Redditch, where they trained one-on-one at the factory on how to the bikes exactly like the factory did. They back to India to start their bikes, and they’ve going ever since.

The parent factory in Redditch in 1970, but the India factory was fine with their sales and just kept

They have always built by hand, no automation, the way were trained in Redditch in the This was true up until (things are different now with the new EFI They started importing into the U.S. in 1998. The 350 was in the U.S. for a few years, but lack of made them stop it.

The 500 was the better seller.

Royal has the distinction of being the oldest in motorcyles still going and the Bullet is the oldest model in that’s still in production.

So that’s basically how it ended up made in India. There are a lot details that I can’t here, but that’s a basic But there’s a lot more to it than being a cool-looking bike. not a modern bike by any means counting the new EFI models).

It’s an old that goes back to the days of the British motorcycle and it has a long history behind it.

Here are a few more shots I just today at our local night.

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