The pride of Madras

Royal Enfield
Royal Enfield

Royal Enfield’s Bullet was a prestigious brand when the choice of motorbikes was limited – Jawa, Rajdoot, RE’s own 150 cc (Prince?).Enfield also broadened their range with a self-start  scooter,  Fantabulous and a mini moped, MOFA. Both failed, probably because they were ahead of their times and based on unproven technology.

The company was taken over by the Eicher group and I am glad to see the brand now revived and having a cult following.

The above beast was spotted at Pallavaram. I understand that now they have a 500 cc machine, besides the  ever popular, 350 cc.

During a trip to Himachal Pradesh with my IIMA group, I was happy to see a group of 8 or 10 Australians,  including some women, doing a Himachal tour on Indian Bullets. We bumped into them at Dalhousie and MacLeodganj.

Bullets in Himachal
Australian tourists on Bullets in Himachal

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s