From Ace Cafe To Madras Cafe

REContinentalGT1REContinentalGT2REContinentalGT3Royal Enfield, a cult brand in India, has built its reputation around adventure riding and eating up miles on the rough and difficult roads of the Himalaya or of the Rajasthan . During the last 3 years, the subsidiary of Eicher Motors Limited could have sold many more bikes around the world if production had followed. At one time, backlog reached 3 to 6 months. Now with a new 50-acre production facility, in 2014 Royal Enfield expects to sell at least 250,000 of its models. Because of more efficient production (and also probably anticipating the up-coming competition of the Harley Street), the company has decided to slash the price of all its 6 models that will be sold in the US under MSRP $6000 (ranging from $4999 to $5999) New flagship model is the new 535 cc Continental GT positioned as the lightest and fastest Café Racer in its category. See the Ace Cafe To Madras Cafe video after the jump.

In this video, Rockers embark on an epic 6850 miles (11,000 km) from the birthplace of café racer culture – the Ace Cafe, London and finish at Madras Café, India, close by the Royal Enfield plant in Tamil Nadu where the Continental GT is built.


10 Responses to “From Ace Cafe To Madras Cafe”

  1. 1 Sportster Mike Feb 28th, 2014 at 11:26 am

    It does look nice, having seen it here in England
    But better off making one yourself I think.. given the price, etc

  2. 2 GD Feb 28th, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    beautiful bike

  3. 3 Sherrer Feb 28th, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Like it. Good price.

  4. 4 Bruce Feb 28th, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Good video. Change the bike they ride and it could be a Harley video.

  5. 5 Iron Horse Feb 28th, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    A friend has an earlier one with a sidecar that he just loves. It isn’t real fast, but it ALWAYS draws a crowd when he gets where he’s going.

  6. 6 Terence Tory Mar 1st, 2014 at 4:36 am
  7. 7 mcgillicutty Mar 1st, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Not for me, but looks like a good bike at a fair price. HD should have just kept the Buell Blast.

  8. 8 SIGFREED Mar 1st, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Will be interesting to see how the HD TEEN-GLIDE 500cc compares in performance figures and the HD nemesis – viz WEIGHT…

  9. 9 BadMonkeyMW Mar 1st, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    We just got two of the first bikes in the country last week at the Enfield dealer where I work and I have to say they’re pretty slick. For someone without the ability or motivation to build their own cafe racer, this bike fits the bill right out of the box.

  10. 10 ValueTeck Enterprises LLC Mar 3rd, 2014 at 10:26 am


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