Royal Enfield New Retro Motorcycles For 2010

Royal Enfield, like Triumph, is doing very well in  this bad economy. And the reasons are  1- a line-up of models faithful to the simplicity of classic lines of the original 1950’s motorcycles but reworked with today’s technological innovations. 2- Very competitive prices.

And 2010 may be another banner year for Royal Enfield Motors with the introduction 3 “Bullet” models all equipped with the new “Unit Construction Engine” becoming the norm in the USA. The  Bullet Classic, the Bullet Electra and Bullet Electra Deluxe and a new version of the Bullet Military offer an authentic vintage appearance of the classic big single engine along with modern technology for  very reliable and very low maintenance operation.

The new Bullet line offers a closed loop EFI fuel injected system with a 3-stage catalytic converter. These new models began to arrive to arrive to US dealers this month with full availability this spring. Taking styling cues from the past, offering reliable machines at moderate prices is exactly what the market is asking. Do you listen Harley-Davidson? But I must mention that Royal Enfield Motors born in England in 1901 is since 1955 producing its motorcycles in India, hence with very low labor costs. Royal Enfield motorcycles are imported in the US by Classic Motorworks. Royal Enfield International Website.

8 Responses to “Royal Enfield New Retro Motorcycles For 2010”

  1. 1 Kirk Perry Mar 20th, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Cool. They look like a real motorcycle should look. It ‘d be fun to have a OHV single that you could kick.

  2. 2 ian Mar 20th, 2010 at 9:43 am

    …and about the same price as a 883 Sportster – the competition keeps eating at that market.

  3. 3 Kirk Perry Mar 20th, 2010 at 11:06 am

    It’s the Style Wars now. Retro vs. Bagger
    Harley started chasing the British streamline look with their full nacelle headlight in 1960.

    Now it’s repeat history, full circle, (except “Brit” is now in India). The more people that ride motorcycles (any motorcycle) the better for us all. 🙂

  4. 4 Steve Kelly Mar 21st, 2010 at 6:15 am

    The 500cc is a great little bike to ride, I should know, I rode one across India.

  5. 5 Shifter Mar 22nd, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Right now, Triumph & Royal Enfield have the right bikes at the right price.

  6. 6 Kirk Perry Mar 24th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    “The 500cc is a great little bike to ride, I should know, I rode one across India.”
    That qualifies as a test-ride.

    1. How’s the “top-end snap” on the 500? Do you have an abundance of thrust to get you out of trouble in traffic?

    2. What does it sound like? Deep, mid or tinny?

    3. Does India produce any of their own hashish? Do they throw you in jail if they catch you inhaling a glowing chunk on the end of a sewing needle?

    4. Did you hit any cows?

    5. How’s that night driving in pitch black?

  7. 7 jatinder pal Mar 25th, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Love the looks of new engine but why they had shifted the chain to right side?I have 2 enfield,one is 1974 and other is 1990,they both rides well.

  8. 8 ted Mar 27th, 2010 at 5:54 am

    Very nice proportions, but am waiting for a 750-900 Interceptor, when they do that they will get big US sales.

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