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Automobile Industry in India

  • Royal Enfield “Bullet” is the longest running model in continuous production.
  • Royal Enfield was most searched on Google in 2014.
  • Royal Enfield has acquired UK-based Harris Performance Products Ltd.
  • Iconic motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield has launched an entire range of branded merchandise at their online store. The online store enables users to buy accessories bearing the legendary bike maker’s branding from the comfort of their house.

The Enfield Cycle Company made motorcycles, bicycles, lawnmowers and stationary engines under the name Royal Enfield out of its works based at Redditch, Worcestershire. The sse of the brand name Royal Enfield was licensed by the Crown in 1890. Royal Enfield, the British brand under Indian ownership since 1949, built its first motorcycle as far back as 1901 when the company was known as the Enfield Cycle Company.

The oldest motorcycle manufacturer in the world, Royal Enfield is already selling bikes in various developed markets including the US, UK, Europe, Japan and Australia, besides foraying into the developing countries. Eicher Motors acquired Enfield India Ltd in 1994.


Royal Enfield: Has always been a symbol of luxury and pride in the Indian two-wheeler industry

2015 Royal Enfield sold around 3 lakh bikes in 2014, overtaking Harley's global sales of 2.67 lakh.
2015 Two-wheeler maker Royal Enfield on Sunday reported 43% jump in total sales in January at 28,927 units.
2014 Royal Enfield is the most searched two-wheeler brand on Google, for the year 2014.
2014 Fifty years after Royal Enfield, embarked on its first ever 24 hour ‘Top to Tip’ sprint ride, the brand recreated its iconic challenge to celebrate the launch of Royal Enfield’s first exclusive store in the United Kingdom.


Updated: August, 2015

The automobile industry in India is expected to be the world's third largest by 2016.
x IBEF : India Brand Equity Foundation