The Chennai-based legendary bikemaker Royal Enfield is the oldest global motorcycle brand in continuous production. The first ever bike from the brand was launched back in 1901. Since then the company has been producing motorcycles. The brand also holds huge historical and cultural significance in the Indian motorcycle industry. A number of people in their youth bought Royal Enfields back in 1950s and 1960s and some of them are still around. Recently a video of an 84-year-old grandpa starting a 1969 Royal Enfield Bullet 350 has been shared online. The grandpa despite his age looks superfit and easily starts his motorcycle.
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The video of the 1969 Royal Enfield Bullet 350 getting kick started by an 84-year-old grandpa has been shared on Instagram by Rasi Rider on their page. In the video the old gentleman can be seen walking towards the bike and effortlessly kick-start this iconic motorcycle in just one go.
The 1969 Royal Enfield Bullet 350 is one of the most important and iconic bikes in the Indian motoring industry. This bike and its manufacturing company hold a special place in the history of motorcycling. The Royal Enfield Bullet 350 over the years has gained a strong following among enthusiasts for its distinctive design, reliable performance, and historical significance.
As mentioned the Royal Enfield Bullet has a rich heritage dating back to the early 20th century when Royal Enfield began producing motorcycles. By 1969, the company was based in India, and the Bullet 350 was being manufactured in the country. Over the years, this iconic bikes design has remained the same with it just getting few tweaks making it better over the years.
It simple yet bold appliance characterized by its teardrop-shaped fuel tank, minimalistic bodywork, exposed engine components, and distinctive “Royal Enfield” logo on the tank have made this bike one of the most popular till date in the country. The Bullet 350 in 1969 as well was offered with a single-cylinder, four-stroke engine. The 1969 model featured a 346cc engine with a single overhead camshaft (SOHC) design. This engine was not designed for high speeds, rather its was designed to provide sufficient power and torque for a comfortable cruising experience.
In other Royal Enfield news, recently a few pictures of the brands upcoming Adeventure model the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 were leaked online. The pictures revealed that a lot of things have been updated on this new upcoming bike including the exoskeleton, its chassis and other design updates have also been given. The upcoming Himalayan 450 will also feature an all-new digital instrument gauge cluster. This new cluster will have a completely new interface and will come equipped with numerous new features as well.
One of the biggest changes that will be incorporated into this new Himalayan 450 is an all-new liquid-cooled engine. This engine will be the brand’s first liquid-cooled engine and, according to reports, will be a completely new 450cc single-cylinder engine. As per the reports, this new engine will most likely produce around 40 bhp of power and 45 Nm of torque. As for the gearbox, it will likely be a six-speed unit.