A cult motorcycle from India takes on the world
News from NDTV:

New Delhi:  The Royal Enfield Bullet, often described as the oldest continuously produced motorcycle in the world, is a cult product for enthusiasts who love it for its vintage feel as much as for the thrum of its engine.

Muscular and pliant, the Bullet – an Indian-made avatar of an old British brand – has found renewed popularity over the past few years, as leisure motorcycling in India has blossomed. Its manufacturer, Royal Enfield Motors, sold almost 175,000 motorcycles – Bullets as well as three other brands – in 2013.

Royal Enfield’s newest model, a midsize “cafe racer” called the Continental GT, was introduced at an elaborate event in London in September.

“It’s the first bike that we’ve developed keeping the world market in mind,” said Siddhartha Lal, who is credited with turning Royal Enfield around.

Lal, 40, is the chief executive of Eicher Motors, a manufacturer of buses, trucks and tractors that owns Royal Enfield. Uncommonly for an Indian executive, he sports sideburns and wears jeans and a bomber jacket to meetings. He was riding a Bullet when he was in unive…………… continues on NDTV

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Michelin launches new range of motorcycle radial tyres
News from Zigwheels.com:

Six new tyres launched for motorcycles above 250cc. The range will cost from Rs 4,502 to Rs 12,808

Michelin has launched a new range of radial tyres for bikes above 250cc in the Indian market. These are available in two segments – Pilot Street Radial for motorcycles between 250-500cc and Pilot Road 2 for bikes above 500cc. 

The Pilot Street radial tyre is available in sizes of 110/70 R17 for the front and 130 and 140 section 17 inch tyres for the rear. All are 70mm profile tyres. These tyres can be used for bikes like the Kawasaki Ninja 250, Ninja 300 and Honda CBR 250R. They are priced from Rs 4,502 to Rs 5,927.

The Pilot Road 2 tyres for bikes above 500cc are also available in three sizes – 120/70 ZR 17 for the front and 180 and 190 section 17 inch tyres for the rear with 70mm profiles. These tyres can be fitted to bikes like the Ducati Monster,

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