Have you ever wondered what type of motorcycle would best suit your personality? Like your go-to Friday night hang-out spot, most heavily worn pair of shoes or your favorite band, motorcycles can be an expression of our spirit, style and character. Of course, no two motorcycles are exactly alike, so attention should be paid to the type of bike that would best suit our individual nature. But have no fear – Royal Enfield, the fastest growing motorcycle brand in the world recognized for its distinctively styled creations has brought you four types of distinct motorcycle personalities, and four special motorcycles to match with each unique set of traits.
So, which one are you?
- The stylish rider
Are you the type of guy who pays a lot of attention to the design and craftsmanship of not only your motorcycle but also the riding garments and accessories that go together to complete the image? Do you find yourself spending time stopping at gas stations, coffee shops and bars so you can curate the perfect backdrop for your well-groomed bike? If the answer is yes, then you probably consider yourself to be the stylish rider whose refined personal image could never go amiss on the road. For an image-conscious guy like you, look no further than a motorcycle with iconic charm and timeless design that can withstand coming tests of time as well as trends and fashions as they come and go over twenty plus years …
The Royal Enfield Continental GT is the lightest, most powerful Royal Enfield in production. It’s a machine with a story, a nod to motorcycling’s finest hour; a painstaking collaboration of past treasures steeped in historical significance, and a look to the future. It is also the finest expression yet of a cultural phenomenon that has simply refused to fade away – the legendary café racer.
- The soul searcher
This type of biker will go for a ride in temperatures and weather conditions others wouldn’t dream of – and laugh to himself all the way. There is no ‘there’ or ‘back again’, just riding. He will take a ride along the busy, bustling, traffic-snarled streets of the city, just to enjoy the rumbling of the machine below or the neon light reflecting back off puddles. The main focus for this type of biker is to spend as much quality time as he can with his beloved bike; to study and perfect techniques in an effort to ensure that man and machine merge in exquisite harmony. He is drawn to an old school charm and always stand out wherever he goes even in pursuit of real experiences, in city or outside. A bike is never just a bike for this man – it’s a living, breathing entity with a character all of its own. Ultimately, this rider enjoys being outdoorsy and always looking for authenticity. A classic motorcycle with an undisputed legendary heavyweight reputation and bold design – that is what this type of biker is ideally looking for.
Armed with a potent fuel injected 500cc engine and clothed in a disarmingly appealing post war styling, Royal Enfield Classic 500 promises to be the most coveted Royal Enfield in history; the power, fuel efficiency, reliability and simple yet drop-dead gorgeous classic styling. The Classic turns heads not because it wants to but because it can’t help it. You will appreciate its beat, not just for the sound but also for the muted feeling of strength and power that it signifies. The view is simply better when you are astride a Royal Enfield Classic 500 – whether moving or still. Nothing more to be said.
- The serious commuter
This guy has every single piece of gear in the catalog, every piece of luggage imaginable, and can probably move the contents of his house using just his bike. He is not afraid of any road or weather conditions because he is ready to take the bull by the horns (literally or figuratively). For a serious commuter like this, it is important to find a bike that is not only capacious, powerful and durable, but also dynamic and agile. It simply has to be perfect for a number of different terrains and riding situations.
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 is essentially a motorcycle with the timeless, iconic, handcrafted design of the legendary past Bullet, now powered by a solid 500 cc Unit Construction Engine for better combustion, superior power delivery and improved fuel economy. Technologically equipped with modern advances in engineering, this motorcycle still maintains its impeccable lineage it has held proudly for decades. The iconic Bullet is now available in Black, Marsh Grey and Forest Green.
- The adventure tourer
The adventure tourer scoffs at daily city commutes in stop-and-go traffic. For them, that is not real riding. On the other hand, real riding in real “outdoor-sy” environments requires versatile skills behind the handlebars to match the versatile nature of their chosen ride. Unless you’re a fellow adventure tourer, it’s highly unlikely you’ll ever see this rider anywhere – your life is simply too urban, too lifestyle for the two to meet. Such an adventurous persona needs a bike that can go almost anywhere – when ridden by a skilled rider such as yourself, of course. If you fall into this category, you should take a look at bikes that have been made specifically for adventure riding and touring, offering both off-road capabilities and long-distance comfort.
Bringing together 60 years of riding experiences in the Himalayas, with a completely ground-up design and powered by a new LS 410 engine, the Royal Enfield Himalayan paves the way for a purer, non-extreme and more accessible form of adventure touring. Designed with proper off-road capabilities at heart, it is adept at riding though potholed urban jungles as it is over treacherous mountain trails. This very special motorcycle will be available in Thailand later this year.