Meet Diya, a 19 year old girl from Kerala who repairs Royal Enfield motorcycles

Royal Enfield is one of the most popular brand among motorists in India and around the world. This Chennai based two wheeler manufacturer is known for manufacturing retro looking motorcycles. There Bullet and Classic series motorcycles have a huge fan following. Royal Enfield recently launched the 2021 version of the RE Classic motorcycle which is entirely different from the older version. We have featured several videos in the past about mechanics who specialise in Royal Enfield motorcycles only. Here we have one such video of a 19 year old girl who actually repairs Royal Enfield motorcycles older than herself.

The video report has been shared by MediaoneTV Live on their YouTube channel. Diya is a 19 year old girl from Kerala’s Kottayam district who is repairing Royal Enfields along with her father in their workshop. Diya’s father has a motorcycle repair workshop which specialises in repairing Royal Enfield motorcycles. During her vacation after 10th class Diya asked her father if she can help them at the workshop and that is how things started.

Diya can be heard saying in the video that her father along with other workers at the garage taught her things about the Royal Enfield motorcycle. Over the years she has learned almost everything about these motorcycles and now is capable of repairing one on her own. She has repaired several Royal Enfield motorcycle over the years and her father, Joseph says that Diya is an example that anyone who has love for Royal Enfield can actually do it irrespective of gender. He also mentions that Diya is quite strong and has prepared herself mentally for this job.

Meet Diya, a 19 year old girl from Kerala who repairs Royal Enfield motorcycles

Diya said that the retro design, Bullet’s signature exhaust note are some of the factors that she finds attracting about these motorcycles. She personally like Royal Enfield Thunderbird motorcycle as it offers a comfortable seating position. Diya has now completed the 12th class and is preparing for higher studies. Report mentions that she plans to maintain a balance between her studies and passion in future.

Royal Enfield recently launched the all-new 2021 Classic 350 series motorcycles in the market. It is available in five different variants. There is Redditch, Halcyon, Signals, Dark and Chrome. The prices for the new RE Classic starts at Rs 1.84 lakh, ex-showroom and goes up to Rs 2.15 lakh, ex-showroom.

Although, the motorcycle looks similar to the older Classic 350, a lot has changes in it. It now based on J-platform which we had seen earlier on the Meteor 350. It has improved the handling characteristics of the motorcycle. It now comes with a revised instrument cluster. For the first time, RE is offering a digital meter along with analog speedometer. The digital meter shows information like fuel level, trip meter and odometer readings. RE is also offering a Tripper navigation meter with the top-end Chrome series. All the other variants get this feature as an additional fitment.

The engine on the new Classic is also revised. It is the same 350-cc, single cylinder, fuel injected motor that we had seen on Meteor 350. The motorcycle generates 20.2 Bhp and 27 Nm of peak torque. It is now a lot more refined than the older RE Classic motorcycle.

Ajeesh Kuttan

Ajeesh, started 6 years ago with as an eager journalist passionate about bikes. His skills now encompass both bikes and cars, producing timely news reports spanning the auto sector. Beyond writing, Ajeesh excels in video production. Together with Shantonil, he participates in first drives and test drives for new car launches. (Full bio)