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  • Writer's pictureJeremy Brown

British Invasion? NO, not really.

In the world of motorcycles, few names have as much nostalgia and history as Royal Enfield. Originally a British brand that dates back to the late 19th century, Royal Enfield has had a long and storied history, with some of the most iconic motorcycles of all time bearing its name. And now, after a long absence from the US market, Royal Enfield is back, with a lineup of new models that promise to capture the imagination of riders across the country.

While Royal Enfield may be a British brand, it's worth noting that the company is now owned by an Indian firm, and all of its motorcycles are produced in India. This means that, while there may be a bit of a British invasion happening, it's actually more of an Indian invasion, and that's no bad thing. In fact, it's a testament to the quality and value of the bikes that Royal Enfield is able to produce in India.

One of the key things that sets Royal Enfield apart from other motorcycle brands is its focus on classic designs and vintage styling. While some manufacturers are constantly pushing the boundaries of what a motorcycle can be, Royal Enfield is content to hark back to an earlier era, when motorcycles were simpler and more elegant. This approach has earned the company a devoted following among riders who appreciate the timeless appeal of a well-designed motorcycle.

But don't let the vintage styling fool you – these are modern motorcycles that offer all the performance and features you'd expect from a contemporary machine. Whether you're looking for a comfortable cruiser for long-distance rides or a nimble, agile bike for tearing up twisty roads, Royal Enfield has a model that will suit your needs.

One of the standout models in the Royal Enfield lineup is the Classic 350 reborn, which is a faithful reproduction of the classic British motorcycle of the same name. With its retro styling and powerful 350cc engine, the Classic 350 reborn offers a perfect blend of old-school charm and modern performance. And at a price point that's far more affordable than many other bikes on the market, it's a fantastic value for riders who want a high-quality motorcycle without breaking the bank.

Another model that's generating a lot of buzz among Royal Enfield fans is the Interceptor 650. This bike offers a more contemporary design than some of the other models in the lineup, but it's still infused with that classic Royal Enfield style. With a powerful 650cc engine, a comfortable riding position, and a sleek, modern look, the Interceptor 650 is a bike that's sure to turn heads.

The newly released Hunter 350 capturing the need for a nimble city bike has wonderful lines, great performance along with throw back on design and colors that also give it a those vintage vibes.

While Royal Enfield has been no stranger to the twin 650 models the new Super Meteor 650 is a long waited introduction to more powerful cruising style bike. Excited to see the more from this engine find its way into more models. Both the Classic 350 and Meteor 350 are wonderful bikes and embrace Royal Enfield timeless it's not about speed but just being on your bike. The larger displacement would be a welcome addition for those longer rides or just larger US roadways.

Of course, it's not just about the bikes themselves – Royal Enfield also has a rich history and heritage that adds to the appeal of the brand. From its origins as a manufacturer of bicycles in the late 1800s to its role as a key supplier of motorcycles to the British military during World War II, Royal Enfield has a fascinating backstory that's sure to captivate riders who are interested in the history of motorcycles.

All in all, it's an exciting time for Royal Enfield and its fans in the US. With a lineup of new models that offer a blend of vintage styling and modern performance, there's something for every type of rider in the Royal Enfield range. And with the brand's rich history and heritage, it's a name that's sure to capture the imagination of anyone who loves motorcycles. So whether you're a seasoned rider or a newcomer to the world of motorcycles, it's well worth checking out what Royal Enfield has to offer.

This is one the main reasons why we picked to do this adventure on a Royal Enfield Classic. Why we love the whole family we are excited to show what these bikes can do!

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