Royal Enfield is one of the world’s oldest motorcycle brands. It was founded in 1893 in Britain, closed down and was revived again in India.
The Indian company was originally called Enfield India, but they bought the rights to the name Royal Enfield in 1999. They are still producing the classic models which are mainly based on 50th century technology. They have obviously undergone some modernization and now have modern brakes, shock absorbers etc. and even electronic injection on their latest models.
The company is currently exporting their motorcycles to over 80 countries and has also been established in France and Spain. Their Spanish headquarter is in Madrid, but they have 26 retailers in Spain. Including Málaga, Alicante, Valencia, Barcelona, Mallorca and Gran Canaria.
The company is growing rapidly in Europe. In France they had a growth of 60% during the first seven months of 2015 and in Spain they increased by 300% during the same period. They also have ambitions to expand in other areas. For the first time they now have presented a collection of motorcycle clothing and accessories called “Gear Collection“.
The top model in Spain is named Continental GT 535 and is a single-cylinder 535cc machine. It weighs 184 kg and has 21,4kw (29.1 hp) and the price is only € 5,199 included IVA. The cheapest models are Bullet 500 Preto and Bullet 500 Forest Green. Both are 499cc and the effect is 20,3kw (28 hp) and both cost € 4,299 including IVA. All models feature electronic fuel injection, electronic ignition, 5 speed transmissions and modern disc brakes.