One of the things synonymous with the Indian Biker community (if something like that even exists!) is the adulation for the Royal Enfield brand. Royal Enfield isn't just a bike brand, it's a lifestyle brand. The dug-dug noise, the baritone of the cylinders, the huge fuel tank, only matched by the size of the chest when one buys it, the feeling when one kick starts it in one go and not to forget the intimate experience of getting Leh'd on it, all are part of a package, a package only a Royal Enfield lover would understand.
We all have a friend we are envious of because he has a cool customized Royal Enfield and probably goes to Leh twice every year. We want to be like him because not only he has a Bullet but he belongs to an exclusive club, a family and he's had those experiences in life which only a Royal Enfield lover would experience.
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A Dilliwala, a 'Bollit' biker, oh we're sorry, a bollit 'rider'. He's a man who no girl ever used to stare at and he never even got laid *a guess*! Thank God for Royal Enfield, at least he got Leh'd. While the staring part remains unchanged, he's the dream of every Indian Mechanical engineer who couldn't get a crack at IIM's (Mechanical engineers never get laid!). Want to know more? click next!
A rider, fond of using expletives, hmm... didn't the number plate show Delhi or in his language, Dilli?
Caution: Comes with a repulsion towards fuddu's and Avenger riders (Sorry Mr Stark), could be seen hitchhiking at Leh Ladakh, if found, kindly make sure his bullet is in top notch condition (after all, it's customized!).
Riding a Royal Enfield is one of those rare experiences in life when one attains Nirvana but it is something only a Royal Enfield lover would understand. What to know the other things a Royal Enfield lover understands? Scroll down
Ask a Royal Enfield rider and he'll say the dug-dug sound his bike makes is in sync with the dhak-dhak sound his heart makes. Remember that chick who said she'll go on a road trip with you and later on cancelled the plan? Well, your Royal Enfield didn't! So rev it up and let the dug-dug be synchronized with your dhak-dhak.
Chest inflated, full sleeves shirt folded till elbow, wind in the hair (or beard or both!), Ray Ban glasses and the 'haath se nikal gaya hai' comments from your parents are all something which gives a Royal Enfield rider a feeling of someone being master of his own destiny.
Abraham Lincoln once said that he'll love to ride his Bullet to Leh Ladakh but Royal Enfield haters would say the quote is fake.
The landscapes, the adventure, the dangerous phase through Rohtang Pass and when it all clears, the Buddhist monasteries with the beautiful and serene Tibetan flags are every Bullet rider's calling in life.
It's like you are missing out on a spiritual experience of a lifetime, something every Bullet owner who didn't travel to Ladakh will tell you.
Because you're probably the spoilt kid in the family for buying a Royal Enfield and while on the dinner table your mom still gives you weird looks, the Royal Enfield family will embrace you with open arms into the Royal Enfield Club.
Because after all, you are brothers (and sisters) from another mother, your friends are the ones who owns and flaunt a Royal Enfield proudly. An important criterion of friendship is calling non-Bullet riders as 'fuddu'.
That's a given! if you don't add shots like above with the #LoveForBullet or #RoyalEnfield hashtag, you aren't a true Bullet rider. Probably you're a fuddu yourself!
350 cc, 500 cc at the palm of our hands, a flick of the wrist away, a feeling unmatched on any other bike, an emotion exclusive to Bullet riders.
When you own a Bullet, your hotness quotient automatically goes up as you're rocking your stud looks with the attitude to match those macho looks while riding a bike as manly as your beard. You're the cock of the walk and you're irresistible ohhh la laa.
This is also a given, there's probably a lean, thin friend with those long dangling arms and a bicep of 3 inches who says he wanna ride a Royal Enfield one day and you very candidly ask him "Bullet chalane ka dum hai?" and ask him to hit the gym.
In case you have those Bullet-waale friends or the ones who want to buy it, do share this article with them.