Rather like Lambretta, once European production had finished, manufacture of Royal Enfield motorcycles continued in India – and still continues to this day. Although some concession has been made to modern design (and indeed engineering and safety), the appeal of the Royal Enfield is the retro look. So it’s no surprise to see the company push this to a further extreme with the Royal Enfield Bullet Electra Classic motorcycle – a throwback to 1950s bikes.
Two versions have been produced; the standard Electra Classic gets a chrome-sided tank and matching chrome mudguards front and rear. Or for something that harks back to the original Bullet of 1949, check out this Solo Saddle model, with added leatherette solo sprung saddle and luggage rack.
For the mechanical amongst you, it features a lean-burn all-aluminium 499cc OHV single cylinder engine, which delivers over 80 mpg, along with electric start, 5-speed gearbox, 280mm single calliper front disc brake and gas filled rear dampers.
Prices are between £3,500 and £3,700.