By: Big Guy (offline) Wednesday, 04 April 2012 @ 08:05 PM ICT
This is the news I've been waiting for!
I can't tell you how excited I am about Royal Enfield coming to Thailand. It's akin to when I was 16 and had my first bike all those years ago, (a Honda 65cc Cub) and Patricia with the big brown eyes called to say that her parents had gone away for the weekend and would I like to drop around and watch TV on Saturday afternoon.
If Royal Enfield is coming to Thailand, I will surely drop around.
A few questions for anyone who knows:
1/ Can we expect to see the 500cc fuel injected models in Thailand as well?
2/ I see the little passenger seat in the photo above. Will this be available? The photos at the Royal Enfield website don't show the passenger seat.
And a big question for #3/ Any chance I could buy the bike in Bangkok, but pick it up at the factory in India? It would be a wonderful adventure to ride it back to the Land of Smiles! Anyone else game?
The Thai Royal Enfield distributor will have a whole line of options available, the passenger seat is surely one of the options. They showed the passenger seat for the Royal Enfield Classic 350 at the Bangkok Motorbike Festival (Centerworld, Bangkok).
Question 3, nope I'm pretty sure that you cannot pick it up at the factory in India, the Thai Department of Land Transport surely wants to see the motorcycle before you get the registration papers... Of course you can send the motorcycle by transport to India and pick it up from a cargo forwarder... and ride it back to Thailand... (is actual an idea I would like to explore myself).
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 EFI as shown at the 2012 Bangkok Motorbike Festival
I just came to visit Bangkok and searched to see if there is an Enfield shop/ riders here. Not much found so far but good news they are in deed coming here too! Incase you will ride your bike from India, do come by Kathmandu. We have a great Enfield community there and it s a country worth exploring on one of these beautiful bikes.
Not much Royal Enfield dealers in Thailand, for now, but that is not unexpected... Royal Enfield has just entered the Thai motorcycle market. And if anybody out there is interested in becoming a Royal Enfield dealer, we can help to bring you in contact with the right people...
By: news (offline) Tuesday, 08 May 2012 @ 08:24 AM ICT
For anybody interested in a Royal Enfield Classic 350 or 500 you can contact Mr. Nick Tripati, telephone 089 813 3277 (probably you get the best result if you can speak Thai language). You can also call his office, in case his mobile is off, telephone 02 361 3782 (again best in Thai language for the best result).