Royal Enfield Bullet 350 – to scale!

I was gobsmacked to see this absolutely smashing 1:4 scale model of the Royal Enfield
Bullet Classic 350 at RE’s Garage Cafe in Goa during the recent ride of the new 650
twins. It seems it was done by the firm’s styling & design team in their spare time & took
over 2 years to sculpt, scrape, mill, hone & style! Great job for sure and as I observed
carefully, even the chain links have been done individually but in doing so they went
slightly off scale on this count as they did with the ignition key high up on the nacelle!
Nothing which they can’t rectify for the next model which they “could” be building for me
to add to my collection!!!! No wonder the RE guys knew I was coming and they encased
the model in a solid all glass framed showcase solidly locked up and kept! Yes without an
iota of doubt it is a classic masterpiece and seems as it one just has to use that kick
starter to fire the miniature motor into life and the thump would reverberate from that
single exhaust! Lovely to say the least!

Yours truly breaking bread with Royal Enfield bossman Sid Lal a.k.a. Siddharth Lal
discussing not just the new 650 twins but also what the future holds for the firm especially
with 2020 in mind.
Royal Enfield historian and motorcycle adventurer – Gordon May

Every brand needs a historian, a conscience keeper & of all automotive brands in India
only Royal Enfield has its own in-house historian in the form of the very well informed &
experienced Gordon May who is also an author, motorcycle adventurer & historian. I
have spent many a good day with Gordon and have most of his books in my personal
library and shortly he is due to get one more book that I have penned and should be out
soon. Humble to a fault and knows so much of Royal Enfield history that I think he is an
asset beyond compare for the firm who made its living on the back of being “Built like a

The above is an excerpt from Moto Matters, Fast Bikes India – January 2019

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