Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back > News & Media > Motorcycle News & Media > Racing News
Forgot info?

Welcome to! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

FREE MH Decals by MAIL!


Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 02-18-2015, 07:30 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 129,086

Royal Enfield to open factory in Britain

Indianbased firm to open Leicestershire factory by end of 2015

Royal Enfield to open factory in Britain

ROYAL Enfield is to open a new factory in Leicestershire as part of plans to meet rising global demand for its originally British-made bikes.

The Indian-based company aims to spend 5bn Indian rupees (£52m) on expansion plans, including a new factory in the UK by the end of 2015.

A second new factory is to open in Chennai, southern India, by the middle of 2016.

The marque has its origins in Britain, with motorcycles produced in England from 1901 until 1970, including the Bullet, derivatives of which are still made under licence in India.

The marque lays claims to being the world's oldest continuously manufactured motorcycle brand.

Announcing the firm's plans, Chief Executive Siddhartha Lal said: ‘Royal Enfield continues to grow at a phenomenal pace and this year we have achieved our best ever sales of over 300,000 units. In 2015, we plan to manufacture 450,000 units.

'With a view to become the leader in the global mid-sized motorcycling, Royal Enfield will build two new technology centers. The larger one will be at a new 4.5 acre property that we have acquired on Old Mahabalipuram Road in Chennai, and will be operational by Q2 2016; a smaller satellite center is being set up in Leicestershire, UK, and will be operational by the end of 2015.'

Visordown revealed last week the firm had trademarked the name ‘Himalayan’ amid rumours a new adventure model is on the way.
  • Sign up for Visordown's weekly newsletter, Bugsplat, to get the best motorcycle news, road tests and features plus exclusive competitions and offers direct to your inbox. Register as a Visordown member here and tick the box for Bugsplat in your newsletter settings here.

Related Content

Royal Enfield loses UK distributor
Royal Enfield fire engines
Chennai to Pondicherry
New Royal Enfield on the way?
First ride: Royal Enfield Continental GT

NewsBot is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:03 PM. is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy