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EAN13 9781785007477
Editeur Crowood Press
Langue Anglais
Auteur(s) Peter Henshaw
Date de parution Novembre 2020
Nombre de pages 176
Format 22 x 26
Photos + de 200

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Despite being one of the most successful motorcycles of all time, the Royal Enfield Bullet has had a very chequered history. Its story begins in the 1930s and by the 1950s it was at the height of its popularity in post-War Britain. Then it became a stalwart of the Indian Army and manufacture transitioned from Britain to India. The near-collapse of the Royal Enfield marque in the 1990s almost meant the end of this classic motorbike, but with the involvement of the Eicher Group from 2001 onwards, the updated Bullet generated new interest and renewed its original commercial success, just like a phoenix rising from the ashes.

With over 200 photographs, this book describes the:

  • Origins of the Royal Enfield company and the pre-war Bullets from 1932
  • Relaunch of the Bullet in 1949 with its radical swinging-arm frame
  • Derivative models: the 350 and 500, as well as those for competition and road
  • Specials: diesels, V-twins, Egli and big-bore Bullets
  • development story behind the lean-burn, electric-start and 5-speed updates
  • UCE - the all-new Bullet from 2008
  • Classic and its design story
  • Evolution beyond the Bullet: the Continental GT and Himalyan 650 twins

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