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On the weekend of March 13th/14th, W+K Exp will host a two-day exhibition that celebrates The Art of Motorcycling. Motorcycle exhibits will range from the brand new Classic 500 to an exotic variety of customized Enfields from all over India...
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ROYAL ENFIELD TOUR OF TIBET KICKED OFF

The 1st edition of the Royal Enfield Tour of Tibet shall be flagged off from Lucknow on the 12th of October 2013. There are numerous thoughts that come into one's mind when one thinks of Tibet, "The Roof of the World", "Where Eagles Dare" and many others. This September the first Royal Enfield ride to this mystical land will have 25 riders from across India will set off on this epic journey to Lhasa and back.
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Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm 500

The Classic Desert Storm comes to you with a “sand” paint scheme reminiscent of the war era, a time when Royal Enfield motorcycles proved their capabilities and battle worthiness by impeccable service to soldiers in harsh conditions of the desert
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It is a blend of post world war II motorcycle and gen next bike. Several things remained the same as a vintage motorcycle such as 'Roar of engine', deep and wide design of front and rear fender, covered headlamp, seating, fuel tank, silencer, spoke wheels, tail lamp and air filer box. , ...
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Royal Enfield Classic Chrome 500 launched

The Royal Enfield Classic Chrome is based on the Classic 500 with a rather generous dose of chrome on it. Like the Classic 500, the new Classic Chrome retains the quintessential classic British styling of the 1950s: simple, harmonious, well proportioned."
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ROYAL ENFIELD LAUNCHES 'CONTINENTAL GT

Royal Enfield has finally launched the highly anticipated Continental GT in India with an on-road price of Rs 2.05 lakh on-road Delhi and Rs 2.14 lakh on-road Mumbai. The Continental GT is the same bike that Royal Enfield had displayed at the Auto Expo 2012 by the name of Café Racer.
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    Royal Enfield launches 'Continental GT' at Rs 2.05 lakh



    Royal Enfield has finally launched the highly anticipated Continental GT in India with an on-road price of Rs 2.05 lakh on-road Delhi and Rs 2.14 lakh on-road Mumbai. The Continental GT is the same bike that Royal Enfield had displayed at the Auto Expo 2012 by the name of Café Racer. Now, café racing, as a culture, evolved during the 1960s in the UK and involved motorcycle enthusiasts (the Rockers—a biker subculture) using stripped down, customised motorcycles to race between transport cafés. These sporty, souped-up motorcycles gave birth to the café racer genre. Low-set handlebars and rear-set footpegs—lending to a crouched down riding posture—were the hallmarks of these café racers. They were also very simple machines that could be customised easily to make them more responsive and quicker.

    Café racers of the 1960s and Royal Enfield’s own 1965 Continental GT—the first mass produced café racer of its time—have been the main design inspiration for the current Continental GT. This bike has a stretched out low-profile fuel tank with knee recesses for the authentic period café racer look. Then, it has a flat sculpted racing seat with contrast stitching and bump stop along with rear-set foldable footrests. There are trimmed front and rear mudguards that add to the clean lines of the Continental GT. It also has an upswept exhaust that allows more ground clearance, especially required when you are cornering at speed. Royal Enfield has worked closely with Xenophya Design of the UK in order to ensure that the Continental GT doesn’t miss out on design details. 

    The new RE flagship will be sold in two colours, red and yellow only. Powering the Continental GT will be a single cylinder air cooled 535cc engine delivering 29PS of power and 44Nm of peak torque and will come mated to a five-speed gearbox. RE has developed the chassis in collaboration with UK based Harris performance. The front suspension has 41mm telescopic forks while the rear has Paioli twin gas-charged shock absorbers. The bike is shod with Pirelli Sport Demon tyres and brembo brakes.

    The Continental GT is manufactured at the company’s plant in Oragadam near Chennai. The company is expanding its manufacturing capacity to 2.5 lakh units by 2014.

    Technical Specifications:  

    TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Air Cooled
    Displacement535 Cc
    Bore X Stroke87mm X 90mm
    Compression Ratio8.5:1
    Maximum Power29.1 Bhp (21.4 KW) @ 5100 Rpm
    Maximum Torque44 Nm @ 4000 Rpm
    Ignition SystemDigital Electronic Ignition
    ClutchWet, Multi-Plate
    Gearbox5 Speed Constant Mesh
    LubricationWet Sump
    Engine Oil15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
    Fuel SupplyKeihin Electronic Fuel Injection
    Air CleanerPaper Element
    Engine StartElectric & Kick
    Frame TypeTwin Downtube Cradle Frame
    Front SuspensionTelescopic, 41mm Forks, 110mm Travel
    Rear SuspensionPaioli,Twin Gas Charged Shock Absorbers With Adjustable Preload, 80mm Travel
    Wheelbase1360 Mm
    Ground Clearance140 Mm
    Length2060 Mm
    Width760mm ( Without Mirrors)
    Height1070mm ( Without Mirrors)
    Seat Height800 Mm
    Kerb Weight-(90% Fuel+Oil)184 Kgs
    Fuel Tank Capacity13.5 Ltrs
    Front Tyre100/90-18, 56 H Pirelli Sport Demon
    Rear Tyre130/70-18, 63 H Pirelli Sport Demon
    Front BrakeBrembo 300mm Floating Disc, 2-Piston Floating Caliper
    Rear Brake240mm Disc, Single Piston Floating Caliper
    Electrical System12 Volt – DC
    Battery12 Volt, 14 Ah
    Head Lamp12V H4 60 / 55 W
    Tail Lamp12V 21W/5W
    Turn Signal Lamp12V 10 W (4 Nos.)

      What you guys think about this, please let us know by commenting below. Keep thumping. 



      Rajputana Customs' Soorma with Royal Enfield 350cc engine looking dope




      If there’s one thing very significant about the popularizing of custom motorcycles apart from the build, is the outstanding photography that’s being shot and shared. And if you are the one, who says bike builders don’t know where the shutter and focus belong, the best practice is to work with a professional photographer together. See Rajputana Customs, from the very beginning with the maximum attention and appreciations,they shows us the perfect combination of building a bike and shooting them.

      The all new Soorma, was completed in mid october , 2012. A 350cc classic Royal Enfield has turned into this outstanding green bobber, Soorma – A combination of beauty and telent. And yes if you see closely, you’ll love the frame work, completely changed to eliminate the traditional rare shoks.
      Soorma AKA ‘Champion’ has been built for Mr. Manish Suri in Jammu. Vijay told us “Soorma AKA ‘Champion’ has been built for Mr. Manish Suri in Jammu. He wanted a full scale project…”. The hard tail frame was completely rebuilt for the bike. As you see the frame and forks were shaped out of . The shorten bikes exhaust comes with a great look and we can imagine how melodious she would sound.
      We are thankful to Vijay, for sharing the details of the custom built. “The Pint job detailing Nandu-ji and the koftgari & brass work have been done by our other karigars in Jaipur & Udaipur.” Apart from the engine we don’t find much similarity with the donor bike. They have completely changed almost everything and as a result you see another beautiful bobber by Rajputana.





      The vintage front springers, amazing brass work, impressive leather grips, the use of Avon tyres with all black wheels are just some add-ons to make you feel more jealous and he head light and tail light, the mirror, the seat comes next.  Pretty obvious to be jealous hah! Well wait folks, here’s a good news for you. If you are looking something like this Vijay is open for you. You can drop him a mail for any kind of inquiries. Note down the address where to hit, is rajputanacustoms@gmail.com.

      Royal Enfield Tour of Tibet kicked off



      Royal Enfield today kicked off a new motorcycle ride – The Tour of Tibet. This will be the third-ever international ride conducted by Royal Enfield.

      The participants en-route to Tibet will constantly ride at an average altitude of 4500 mts above sea level for most of the duration reaching the Everest Base Camp (5200 mts above sea level) making this one of the most challenging Royal Enfield rides. The first edition of the Royal Enfield Tour of Tibet was flagged off from Lucknow from the Royal Enfield Brand Store at Badshah Nagar by Chief Guest Mrs Anita Singh, Assistant Regional Transport Officer for Mahanagar, Lucknow region. In this first edition of the Tour of Tibet 17 riders from India and abroad will be journeying through the scenic landscapes of India, Nepal and Bhutan for 15 days covering 2380 kms (approx).

      Shaji Koshy, Senior Vice-President Sales & Marketing Royal Enfield said, “The Tour of Tibet is a brand new ride that Royal Enfield has introduced this year. We are offering our customers a new motorcycling frontier – Lucknow to Lhasa with the Tour of Tibet. This tour offers newer motorcycling destinations and a variety of riding terrains to the participants that will make the Tour of Tibet an experience of a lifetime. Such motorcycling adventures further strengthen the Royal Enfield philosophy and promise of providing pure motorcycling experience to our customers”

      In its very first edition itself the Royal Enfield Tour of Tibet garnered some international interest. This year along with participants from India, the Tour of Tibet has 2 participants from Uruguay and one participant from Singapore.

      The cavalcade of Royal Enfield riders will be en-route to Kathmandu for the first two days passing through plains. Once the riders cross Bhairava, they will enter the foothills till they reach Kathmandu on October 13. From Kathmandu onwards the riders will be on their way into the Lhasa, Tibet passing through the ‘lesser Himalayas’ where the riders will come across several sharp turns which are shaped like hairpins. This will be an unforgettable stretch for the riders as they will pass through 4 mountain passes which are all above 5000 mts. The riders are scheduled to reach Lhasa on October 20 where they shall rest for a day and get acclimatised and then will begin their ascent from Lhasa towards the Everest Base Camp (5200 mts above sea level) on October 22. The participants are scheduled to reach the Everest Base Camp via Shegar on October 24. On October 25, the riders would begin their descent and will continue from the base camp till Tingri. The entire stretch of Shegar-Everest Base Camp-Tingri will be an off-roading experience for all participants. The first Royal Enfield Tour of Tibet will culminate on October 26 once the riders reach Kathmandu.

      Royal Enfield Continental GT Cafe Racer production in India video, launch expected in October




      The 535cc Royal Enfield Continental GT Cafe Racer will debut in the UK this month, and in India soon after. Siddhartha Lal, CEO of Eicher Motors Limited is passionate about the way in which he has turned Royal Enfield around. Speaking on the subject with fervor and enthusiasm on India Business Report on BBC World, Lal goes back to 1901 when Royal Enfield was the most favored brand.


      The much awaited Royal Enfield Continental GT 535 aka Cafe Racer is looking ready to become the fastest-ever mass produced bike from Royal Enfield ever. The bike has also become the lightest production RE of recent times.

      The GT 535 will be built around a lightweight, double cradle frame that will help in keeping the weight under a check. The upcoming bike is expected to be as much as 15kgs lighter than the Thunderbird 500 TBTS.

      The Continental GT 535 will be powered by a single cylinder 535cc UCE engine that will boast of a bigger throttle body and a larger piston (than the 500cc UCE motors). The new 535cc mill will also have a remapped ECU and a lighter flywheel. All this would bestow the bike with enough juice to have a 150kmph-plus top whack and decent in-gear acceleration. The bike will be shod with Pirelli tyres and will sport a pair of Paioli gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear.




      As can be seen in the pics, the bike will have disc brakes on both the wheels. The upcoming 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT 535 Cafe Racer, in all possibility, would be priced a little above INR 2 lakhs in Indian bike market. Stay tuned for more info on 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT 535 Cafe Racer India launch.

      Rumor has it that the bike will reach Europe and the US with a price tag under $8,000 (€6,070) and in case October proves this right, we might be looking at really nice sales figures before the end of the year.

      Royal Enfield's new factory rolls out first bike



      This is the news piece every Royal Enfield enthusiast has been longing to hear! The company today rolled out the first motorcycle from its new plant at Oragadam in the outskirts of Chennai. This is RE’s second production facility and has been constructed at an investment of Rs 150 crore for the first phase of the facility. The new plant  was completed in just 11 months and is spread across 50 acre -- five times the size of the older plant at Thiruvottiyur near Chennai! With the new facility operational, waiting periods on some of the models are expected to go down from the present eight months to six months -- something that should come as a relief to to prospective RE bike buyers.

      Speaking on the occasion, Siddhartha Lal, Eicher Motors Managing Director and CEO, said, “At Royal Enfield we have recorded a major milestone today with this plant at Oragadam becoming operational. Royal Enfield has witnessed a huge surge in demand in the recent past, recording a growth of over 50 per cent for each of the last two years. However, even as we start commercial production today, we have already begun working on the second phase of expansion at Oragadam, which will further increase the production capacity to 250,000 motorcycles in 2014."

      Apart from hiking production capacity, the new facility optimises production costs by merges relevant automation with human craftsmanship.  A new CED (Cathodic Electrocoat Deposition) paint shop with a capacity of 600 motorcycles per day has been set up. Further, a robotic painting system and powder coating system have also been employed to reduce wastage.



      Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Launched



      Royal Enfield, has launched its popular motorcycle Bullet with a new 500cc engine, in a new shade, called Forest Green along with some updates.

      In terms of design, the Bullet 500 retains all the basic design elements of a true-blue Bullet but gets additions like new pillion grab-rail with a cushion end, all new pilot lamps which Royal Enfield calls “Tiger Lamps” and old-school-inspired classic tail lamps. The new bike also gets the Royal Enfield Winged badge which has been finished in a gold and silver livery to complete the vintage look of the bike. For better stability and a meaty stance, the bikes gets 19-inch rims up front which are shod with 280mm disc brakes. 

      Powering the beast is the same 499cc mill as found on the Classic 500 though Royal Enfield has dropped fuel-injection from it (as rumoured earlier). The four-stroke, twinspark, air-cooled engine pumps out 26.4PS @ 5,100rpm and torque of 40.9Nm @ 3,800rpm. Power is transmitted via a five-speed gearbox and the bike gets electric starter as standard. Royal Enfield has dropped the fuel-injection because a lot of traditional Bullet followers felt it was comparatively unreliable and also the engine didn’t feel the same in contrast to the carburetted version. Royal Enfield haven’t revealed prices yet but it is speculated to be priced lesser than the fuel-injected 500.

      The latest offering from Royal Enfield came as a surprise for many Bullet lovers as they were expecting company's much-anticipated Cafe Racer. However the new bike too does not disappoint its loyal customers.

      Royal Enfield, a name which is celebrated for its Bullets, will offer the brand new bike in a new green colour and is expected to roll out the Bullet in coming months. There is no information available regarding the pricing of the new Bullet.

      Initially, the new model Bullet will be available only in the major markets of Royal Enfield like Punjab and Kerala.

      The much-awaited bike Cafe Racer, which is powered by a 535cc engine, is reportedly gearing for launch by the end of this year. It is expected to generate more power and torque than the company's Thunderbird and Classic. The company is yet to reveal the pricing of this model for India. As per earlier rumours, the model is likely to fall in the bracket of ₹2 lakhs.



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