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The of how Royal Enfield Bullet came to be produced in India is yet spin-off from the mismanagement of the British motorcycle industry. An from the Indian army for 800 in the 1950s was followed in the 1960s by the of tooling and equipment to first spare parts for those then complete motorcycles, because the Indians were to get what they needed from the United Kingdom.

The in England eventually closed leaving the improbable situation of the mass-produced British motorcycles rolling out of factory in Madras, was now busy meeting India’s demand for rugged and economical transport. In a country where import tariffs protected the home industry, the Enfield established a reputation as the inspirational bike among swarms of utility motorcycles and scooters.

But by the 1990s both its iconic and market share began to There is still huge in India for the Bullet, but affection pay bills, and in 1994 Enfield had to be if it wasn’t to close down. The group, a huge industrial best known in India for its and trucks, bought it whose executive was Vikram Lal.

But for more years the only change appeared to be the return of the to Enfield’s name, the company on its dwindling sales and return its investments. Production fell to 30,000, a tiny amount in the where two-wheeler sales more than 5 million. most manufacturers were hard for market share new models and more advanced a 1999 Enfield was almost from a 1959 one.

All the were that Royal would fizzle out gracefully. Not One year ago control of the company was over by Siddhartha Lal, son of and flying in the face of the usual of nepotism, he’s qualified for the job in about every respect.

As if the 28-year-old’s English university which produced an economics and Masters degree in automotive aren’t enough, he also an infectious enthusiasm for motorcycles- the Japanese machine he rode we spoke was a Yamaha R1 super and a deeply perceptive understanding of the Enfield’s strengths and weaknesses.

He has arrived at an especially difficult for the company, as the Indian government has noticed how its cities are becoming and … by exhaust fumes, it to propose strict emission on all new vehicles. And the Bullet won’t be to meet them.

Lal’s was to contact Austrian automotive AVL, which came up a lean-burn engine design to specifications. The basic configuration is the traditional single cylinder, pushrod motor, initially in capacity, and the engine still like a traditional Royal Bullet. Only better, as I out after spending several trying to survive the chaotic traffic on the new lean-burn Bullet

Don’t worry the name change when the bikes come to U.S. dealers and even California through the maybe in a year or so, and probably as

The power has the same thumping, character, but builds more and to a higher peak. The throttle is crisper, starting is easier and vibration is reduced, not that a serious problem on the Bullet Coupled with the new engine is a new gearbox. Gear changing is and light, unlike the four-speed-and-four-neutral on the standard Bullet.

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I rode for comparisons. The frame and gear are unchanged. But Enfield is justified in calling the bike a new

Under Enfield’s previous this would have quite enough for a couple of but Lal has only just started: the moment we are concentrating on perfecting the new he says. “But there is more to be done. Our build-quality huge improvements, and there’s no why this can’t be achieved.

For we are outsourcing components, which we made here at the factory- the now being made by a major which supplies much of the motorcycle industry. It has the latest and manufacturing methods and the quality is higher than we could

“But we had to ask ourselves, why are we only 30,000 machines a year in huge Indian market? It that once our customers had a Bullet, they would it last for years and not need Because the models were the every year, there was no to change.

So we are introducing regular updates- the new Electra (which has an electronic not an electric start, and bright new schemes) has been a great for us – it has had record sales and margins are up by 50 And we have many more planned to keep giving reasons to buy new Enfields again.”

I to Lal that while the Machismo and transmission work extremely the motor looks more an air compressor than a classic single, and western markets in nostalgia won’t like it He pulls a selection of sketches out of a “We know that.

In India it’s considered modern and progressive, but for exports we have a restyled version, a broad cylinder ahead.” drawings also show a black-finished barrel, even the motor is all-aluminum. There are motors, variously styled and crucially, an adherence on the export to unmistakable 1950s and 1960s cues.

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