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.