The popular Royal Enfield brand has a cult following all over the world. In India, there are many celebrities who own the bike and use it regularly
Royal Enfield is the oldest motorcycle brand in India that is still in production. The manufacturer has a massive presence in the market and is known all over the world for its products. Royal Enfield bikes have a massive fan following and a few of them are rich and popular owners from India. Here are five such riders from India who ride a Royal Enfield motorcycle.
1. Salman Khan
Salman Khan is a major bike fanatic and has been spotted with superbikes during his younger days. Salman officially promotes Suzuki in India and has bikes like Intruder and Hayabusa in his garage. However, even Salman could not escape the Royal Enfield aura. Salman Khan was seen riding the Royal Enfield for a movie shoot and later, he kept the motorcycle with him.
He was seen on a Royal Enfield Classic 500 Desert Storm version. It is a special edition motorcycle that gets a special matte finish paint. The Desert Storm was launched in India as the olive green colour is banned in India as it is used by the Military personnel. The Desert Storm is a light brown colour that makes it look very different from the other Royal Enfield bikes. The Classic 500 is powered by a single-cylinder 500cc, fuel-injected engine that produces a maximum of 27.2 Bhp and 41.3 Nm. It gets a 5-speed manual transmission.
2. John Abraham
The hunk of Bollywood is an avid motorcycle fanatic. John was one of the first Bollywood stars in India to be in a motorcycle-centric movie. He has a range of motorcycles in his garage including the Aprilia RSV4. John Abraham has been caught numerous times on the road with his motorcycles and it is not surprising to see a Royal Enfield in his garage.
John’s Royal Enfield is not a regular one. He got his bike customised by the popular Rajputana Customs, who specialises in customising Royal Enfield motorcycles. John’s custom model is based on a Bullet 350. It gets a girder suspension at the front that uses a single spring to dampen the road surface. It also looks very different from the modern telescopic forks. The bike has been designed to be minimal in nature and does not get a front mudguard too. It is a single-seater bike with hardtail design. It sure looks beautiful and matches John’s off-beat style.
3. Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar owns a few classic vehicles including a beautifully restored Mahindra MM540. Nana Patekar does not own a lot of luxury vehicles and was spotted riding a Royal Enfield Classic 500 Desert Storm in Mumbai recently.
Nana has been spotted quite a few times on the same motorcycle. The Desert Storm model used by Nana is the same one that is owned by Salman Khan. It gets similar colour and engine specification too. Nana is regular with his bike in the Mumbai roads.
4. Varun Dhawan
Varun Dhawan has established himself quite well in the movie industry and has become a popular name. Varun owns quite a few luxury cars including Mercedes-Benz S-Class but to unwind, he uses a Royal Enfield Bullet 500. Just like numerous Royal Enfield bikes in India, Varun Dhawan has also custom painted his bike in deep olive green colour.
It is the same colour used by the Military personnel in India and is banned for sale in the country. The Bullet model is one of the longest-running models in India and is extremely popular. Varun uses the bike on weekends mostly.
5. Gul Panag
Gul Panag loves her cars and bikes and she is known for her adventures on the wheels. Gul has been around the celebrity circuit for a long time now and she has been spotted in the movies, TV channels, and various other mediums. Gul loves adventures and uses a highly modified Mahindra Scorpio pick-up truck to reach her destinations.
She also loves motorcycles and owns a Royal Enfield Electra 350. Gul Panag and her friends have been spotted often in the mountains on the Royal Enfield bikes. The Electra 350 does not get the modern Royal Enfield UCE engine but is powered the old-generation Iron Cast engine. It shows how enthusiastic she is about the bike and keeps the old model up and running.