The famous British brand Royal Enfield began to emerge in the second half of the 1980s, when no one knew George Townsend opened a business for the production of conventional sewing needles. This man's affairs did not go very well until he bought a wooden bicycle in 1880 with rigid iron rims. George was a good inventor, he managed to make the design of the saddle more comfortable due to the springs. Having obtained the necessary patents, the engineer passed to the production of bicycle spare parts and components. But luck overtook him - in 1892 the firm went bankrupt and went under the guidance of Albert Eadie. Subsequently, the company was divided into 2 divisions - the first was engaged in the supply of weapons mechanisms for the Royal Small Arms factory in Enfield, the second enterprise established the production of bicycles with the name Enfield.
In the period from 1897 to 1909, Enfield launched new projects and developments. In 1901, the company released its first motorcycle, which received the name Royal Enfield - so began the first dawn of the legend. In 1909, a conceptually new bike with a V-shaped deuce was produced, with a capacity of 2.25 hp. After a couple of years, the power was increased to 2.75 hp. - in this performance the motorcycle was produced before 1914 without major changes. The following years for the company became to some extent a turning point, the outbreak of war forced to re-equip motor vehicles for military needs. Bikes with machine guns were mounted on motorcycles, which made them popular with the British army and their allies. In 1947, a new model of the Bullet 350 motorcycle with a 4-stroke engine and an advanced design was born. In 1949, the production of the model was taken up by the Indian company Madras Motors, which won a tender for the supply of motorcycles for the needs of the Indian army.
By 1970, the Indian plant Enfield India gained complete independence, by this time the production of motorcycles in the UK was completely stopped. For several decades, the Indian division of Enfield India has achieved very good results in improving the quality, modernization and popularization of its motorcycles around the world. In 1993, a new vector of development occurred - 60% of the shares of Enfield India were purchased by Eicher, which produces various equipment. As a result, a new name - Royal Enfield. In the Russian market, Royal Enfield motorcycles have been on sale since 2012. Their unique design and conservative technical solutions were to the liking of many connoisseurs of classics all over the world.