Royal Enfield Sales Up in GB
Monday, June 29, 2009
As the Indian manufacturer Royal Enfield
moves forward with its fuel injected road machines, the UK arm have given their popular ‘Trials’ model the new fuel-injected unit construction engine for 2009, along with some other new features too. Like the previous Trials model, the EFI version features braced ‘scrambles’ handlebars, alloy mudguards and matching bash plate, new tail light and solo seat. Updates apart from the engine, include vintage style block pattern trials tires and a mini luggage rack, for which an optional pillion seat pad is available. The overall design has of course been inspired by Royal Enfield’s outstanding record of success in the International Six Days’ Trial, during the glory years for British riders between 1948 -1953.
Good news also in that while everyone else in the UK is reporting lower figures than previous years the British subsidiary recently told its dealers that in 2008, 800 machines were registered to new owners, an increase of 31% over the previous year’s registrations. The brand also continues to lead the heritage sales figures in the UK, ahead of the likes of Moto Guzzi with its own ‘classic’ range.