Bullet 350 Weighs around 180kgs.It is "BIG" Compared to Indian or Japanese Bikes which may weigh from 110kgs to 160kgs maximum.Big Tyres and the "Dug Dug" Sound(optional fitting BSA Goldstar silencer for more sound!) or "Thump" is addicting for Many.
Royal Enfield Redditch,England became defunct during 1968 or so after jap bikes flooding european and american market.Machineries from Redditch were all sold to Indian Owners of Enfiled(Madras Motors).But ,Bullets are sold till 1994 as "Enfield" Bullet.that is- without "Royal" .after that Eicher India(A Truck/Bus Manufacturer ) bought Enfield from Madras Motor co.Also ,Eicher bought the trademark legally as "Royal Enfield" .
So ,Royal Enfield is Now a Indian Owned British Thumper.
One of the last models Royal Enfield England Produced during end of 1960s is a V-Twin Called "Interceptor".It is rumoured that Royal Enfield will Launch this Bike few years later as a retro style motorcycle.
They have models much better for International(Europe,America especially) range.Bullet Classic with 500cc EFI(Electronic Fuel Injected) Bike is something Great to Own!
Well ,Royal Enfield is One of the Most maintance needed Bike in India! :P:D This is a 70 year old Model with same push rod engine and Cast Iron Cylinder(In India).Bullet Electra is Also the Same Cast Iron Engined Standard 350 with CDI Ignition,Nitrox Shocks,Self starter.Electra 4S is exact as standard model with right side gear shift and comes with that very old "neutral finder lever".While Electra 5S is having gear shift on left side as normal Bikes have.Old Model Standard 350 still works on Point-breaker technology! and it is the only model still in production consecutively for 60 years!.
Diesel Bullets were there from way back in 1960's when Some People experimented loading Lombardiini Diesel Pump set into Enfield Chassis!But during 1990 or so Enfield India Launched "Enfield Taurus" Diesel Engine Which can give Mileage of 70kmpl!.Old Diesel Bullets also sounded great.But Vibrations,Maintanence and all Very High.
Enfield ThunderBird Twinspark is a Cruiser Like Bullet(?) available in India.
Royal Enfield is soon launching UCE 500 Bullets in India.This is speculated to cost from 1.4lakhs Indian rupees to 2lakhs!.
Bullet is something Emotional which is Why People Keeps it.If you Go To Punjab(Indian state) or in South , Kerala(Malabar) ,You Will see Die-Hard fans Who spends 1-2lakhs of Rupees on this Old Thumper!
Since I owned One ,I can say that touring in this Motorcycle is just a great experience.No Sudden Pickup and all;Just slowly it will climb to 100kmph.
I am sure ,Old England made Bullets are there in pakistan as well.as those English made Thumpers were famous all over South Asia during olden times.