What Owning a Royal Enfield Bullet Really Means: Two Wheels and Broken Dreams

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What Owning a Royal Enfield Bullet Really Means: Two Wheels and Broken Dreams

Illustration: Robin Chakraborty

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t’s hard to cross paths with an Indian motorcycling enthusiast who doesn’t want to own the iconic Royal Enfield. The engine’s signature thump is as recognisable as Amitabh Bachchan’s baritone, and just as timeless. Every time I see or hear one roaring past, I am tempted to rush to the nearest Enfield showroom and book one. Still, something always holds me back.

Perhaps it’s just me, as the Royal Enfield Classic Pegasus launched last week, and sold 250 units in under three minutes, proving the bike has climbed to the top of popularity charts like the proverbial Bullet.

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