Royal Enfield’s traces of foundation go back to 1893 when the company was known as Enfield Cycle Company. Enfield Cycle made its first motorcycle in 1901 and in the following years it rolled out the iconic Bullet model. The bullish motorcycle was hand-picked by the Indian government to be used by Indian army and police for patrolling Indian border. To assemble Bullet locally, Redditch Company partnered with Chennai based Madras Motors and Enfield India was born. By 1962, Enfield of India, acquired all the machines requisite for building components in India and began to produce all required components locally. The British origin motorcycle manufacturer is now owned by Indian automaker, Eicher Motors, the merger took place in 1994 and since then it is renamed Royal Enfield India. Royal Enfield India currently has two manufacturing units located at Oragadam, near Chennai and Tiruvottiyur (the original factory) is used for producing engines and few motorcycle models. Royal Enfield India’s product portfolio comprises café racers, crusers, retro street bikes, standard street bikes and Himalayan range.