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Royal Enfield grows by 25.5 per cent last month

The Chennai-based retro motorcycle making company, Royal Enfield has been stepping up the growth ladder at quite a significant rate, especially from the last few years. According to the recent sales reports, the company has grown by overall 25.5 per cent in the month of May 2017. The company has sold a total of 60,696 units excluding exports when compared to the 48,604 units the company sold in May 2016.
The company majorly sold 350cc models and the growth recorded went up to 29 per cent as the company sold 55,823 units of it. royal-enfield2

On the other hand, Royal Enfield only sold 873 units of it and 350cc+ model sales recorded an overall dip of 10 per cent.
Talking about the export figures, the company again recorded a huge growth in the form of 2049 units sold as opposite to the 1372 units sold in May 2016. The reason why Royal Enfield might have experienced such a humongous growth is the fact that the company started off with direct operations in Brazil which is the 4th largest 2-wheeler market around the globe. Stay tuned!

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5 solid reasons why Royal Enfield motorcycles suck

We probably will be called idiots for writing out such an article which criticizes a legendary motorcycling company like Royal Enfield straight on the face. But are we the only one to do so? No! As we have come across many people already who want to share their ‘Not so good’ experiences of owning a Royal Enfield and here we will tell you 5 solid reasons which make these motorcycles an agony.

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  1. Pathetic after sales services

It’s not new, it’s known to everybody. Royal Enfield doesn’t really care about after sales services as much as other brands of its class do. One time or the other, parts will fell off the bike and if you visit the service center with one problem, you will come back with 10 more. Riders generally rely more on private service centers rather than Royal Enfield’s own service stations.

Royal Enfield has been selling motorcycles in such big numbers that it, of course, is becoming a pain for the brand to manage everything at one place. Also, a major part of brand’s revenue is generated straight from service and spare parts and now you can easily figure out why these bikes need servicing so often.

  1. Big engines, puny power

These are big bikes with big engines and what does they churn out? Well, not enough. Its most advanced 411cc engine as seen on the Himalayan only makes 24bhp and 32Nm of torque. Well, okay let’s not count the power figures but still torque figures too are low when considering the size of the engines these bikes utilizes. Leaving aside the figures, the sprint time from 0-100 is nothing sort of fast. These bikes are big, bulky and lazy, which can only be enjoyed on long open highways rather than twists and turns.

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  1. Vibrations too high

These bikes are good to ride only in a specific rpm band. A Royal Enfield will treat you well when cruising anywhere at speeds between 40km/hr to 80km/hr. Ride too slow or ride too fast, the vibrations from the engine will shake you from head to toe. In some bike likes Bullet 500, Electra and even the Classic 350, the vibrations at the handlebar really take a toll and that makes harder to see anything in the rearview mirrors. The vibration level is sorted a bit in the Himalayan but in other RE bikes, it’s unbearable.

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  1. Too loud

The RE bikes are made to be loud and distinctive right from their standard form but most of the RE owner’s mentality is ‘mine is louder than yours.’ and that’s the agony. Some exhausts on these bikes are modified to an extent that they can be clearly heard from miles, and trust us as we say this ‘we hate those people with such dumbass exhausts.’ Generally, all muscle bikes are made to be loud and distinctive, but other bikes sound too sweet to be questioned. Have you heard anyone saying this Harley sounds terrible? or that Bonneville is a pain to ears? Definitely no, because they don’t suck. They sound incredibly good. On the other hand, a modified Royal Enfield will make you regret god gave you ears.

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  1. Stone age technology

The RE bikes that are still on sale today, uses the same stone-age technology they were built on decades ago. The most recent technology Royal Enfield gave to its bikes is a fuel-injection system. Even after paying close to Rs 1.5 lakh average on a Royal Enfield you don’t even get an ABS and that is quite depressing. Let’s just compare a KTM 390 Duke and a Royal Enfield Continental GT café Racer.

The 2017 KTM 390 Duke comes with ABS, Slipper Clutch, Fuel-injection system, ride-by-wire technology, LCD display with smartphone connectivity and yes power modes as well. And the most costly Royal Enfield, the Continental GT Café racer? Well, yes it has the fuel-injection system and everything else is marked NO for the GT. While the KTM is only Rs 20,000 costlier than the Royal Enfield’s flagship bike.

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First ever modified Royal Enfield Himalayan has arrived and it looks A.W.E.S.O.M.E!!

Just put the word ‘Royal Enfield’ and the first thing that appears on the internet is modified Bullet 350 photos from around the country. We have seen many forms of customized Royal Enfield Classic 350 motorcycles too as it being the favorite choice for bike modification houses. On the contrary, nobody has dared to mess around with RE’s brand new adventure tourer, the Himalayan, but not anymore. As there is one bike customizing house that has always surprised us with its builds.

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Inline3 Custom Motorcycles have just come up with their 5th project, the salt racer Himalayan. The bike has been given this name due to its design, though it’s not official yet. The custom house has designed this bike for the South Delhi Motorcycles which is known to be the largest Royal Enfield dealership in Delhi. The bike has been built to set up for a display at the biggest Royal Enfield dealership in Delhi.

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Talking about the bike, nobody can guess it being a Royal Enfield Himalayan. The original body panels have been pulled off and replaced with the Salt café Racers inspired aluminum body parts. The ample use of aluminum has also dropped the overall weight of the bike by 20kgs and that only means the bike is faster than before. Talking about the tyres, the bike now comes wearing Firestone rubbers instead of the stock tyres. While the engine has not been touched and still pushes out similar output figures which are 25 bhp at 6500 rpm and 32 Nm of torque at 4000-4500 rpm. We have really liked the design on this new build from Inline3 Customs, share your views on the same in the comment section below.

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