ROYAL ENFIELD MOTORCYCLES MANUFACTURER
The Enfield Cycle Company Limited of Redditch, Worcestershire sold motorcycles, bicycles, lawnmowers, and stationary engines under the Royal Enfield brand name. Enfield Cycle Company also used the name “Enfield” without the suffix “Royal.”
In 1901, the first Royal Enfield motorcycle was built. The Royal Enfield Bullet, the longest-lived motorcycle design in history, was designed and manufactured by the Enfield Cycle Company.
In 1967, Royal Enfield sold its spare parts operation to Velocette, which benefited from the arrangement for three years before closing in early 1971. Enfield’s remaining motorcycle business was acquired by Norton Villiers in 1967, and the company closed in 1978.