Royal Enfield bikes are a massive head turner on roads and one of the most aspired bikes in India. From the Indian Army to the Police department to the youth of the country, RE bikes are loved by all.
Royal Enfield (RE) is one of the oldest and most reliable brands in India. Initially known as the Enfield Cycle Co, it was founded in 1890. The company started selling Enfield motorcycles in 1949. Eicher Group bought the rights of the company in 1994 and started producing the bikes in Chennai.
Here is the list of top 4 iconic models produced by Royal Enfield.
1. Royal Enfield Bullet
Bullet 350 looks closest to the old Bullet but is equipped with all the new-age equipment. The bike offers nostalgia and comes with a great street presence and excellent ride quality. The bike is meant for riders who love to cruise at medium speeds of 80 to 90 kmph.
The new engine is tuned with the latest technology and offers no oil leaks, better reliability and better fuel economy ranging between 35-40 kmpl.
2. Royal Enfield Classic
Classic is one of the most sought after models of RE. With the fine blend of retro and modern designing, Royal Enfield Classic offers the best of both worlds. This highest selling model offers a more vibrant design. The modern looks have managed to retain the retro lines. It is available in six different shades for you to choose from.
With split seats, the option of removing the rear seat and gaudy colours makes it the best option for riders who are looking for a retro ride with the reliability of the modern world.
3. Royal Enfield Thunderbird
It is one of the cheapest cruiser offerings from Royal Enfield in the Indian market. It offers a true cruiser styling with several useful features for long rides. Some of the exclusive features of Thunderbird are the 20-litre tank, detachable rear seat, digital meter console and LED rear light.
The excellent ride quality at high speeds makes it one of the better choices for long rides and daily commute as well. Its efficient suspensions are capable of absorbing shocks from potholes and mountain terrain.
4. Royal Enfield Continental GT
Royal Enfield’s Continental GT is a delight for bike lovers who want a retro-styled bike for short commutes within the city. It offers a '60s café racer design.
Continental GT comes with the largest engine from RE with a displacement bump to 535cc. The double-cradle chassis of the bike provides good handling. However, the engine of the bike is not welcoming to high revs and stays comfortable in cruising speeds below 100 kmph. High engine cc also means that the bike doesn’t offer a great fuel economy. It clocks around 24 kmph.
Most riders are passionate about owning a Royal Enfield, owing to its sophisticated looks and amazing experience.