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Royal Enfield


  • Royal Enfield was the brand name under which the Enfield Cycle Company owned by Eicher_Motors manufactured motorcycles, bicycles, lawnmowers and stationary engines

Royal Enfield facts

  • The first Royal Enfield motorcycle was built in 1901; the original British concern was defunct by 1970
  • The Enfield Cycle Company is responsible for the design and original production of the Royal Enfield Bullet, the longest-lived motorcycle design in history
  • Like other motorcycle manufacturers such as BSA, the Enfield Cycle Company began business as a weapons manufacturer, most famous for the Enfield rifle
  • This legacy is reflected in the company logo, a cannon, and their motto, "Made Like A Gun"
  • In 1955, Enfield Cycle Company partnered with Madras Motors in India in forming Enfield of India, based in Chennai, and started assembling the 350cc Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle in Madras
  • The first machines were assembled from components imported from England
  • Starting in 1957, Enfield of India acquired the machines necessary to build components in India, and by 1962 all components were made in India
  • Royal Enfield produced bicycles at its Redditch factory until it closed in early 1967
  • The company's last new bicycle was the 'Revelation' small wheeler, which was released in 1965
  • Production of motorcycles ceased in 1970 and the original Redditch, Worcestershire-based company was dissolved in 1971

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