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Royal Enfield opens first dealership in Ireland

 
Royal Enfield Classic 500 Black at 2016 Bangkok Motor Show

The showroom comes after several queries from prospective buyers.

As a part of its mission to lead the global medium displacement motorcycle segment, Royal Enfield has entered Ireland by forming a partnership with Co Limerick-based RetroVentures. Entry into a new market where the brand already has a positive image should reflect on the global sales volume.

The Indian retro classic motorcycle maker is averaging global sales of around 50,000 units per month, indicating that the new international markets are responding well. The company just entered into a partnership with a local entity to distribute its products in New Zealand.

Royal Enfield Himalayan Images

RE is getting ready to set up its third plant near Chennai.

Talking to Irish Times, Chris Davidson, Managing Director, RetroVentures, stated that the company has been hiring out Royal Enfield motorcycles to tourists in Ireland for the last two years and has been receiving an overwhelming response. He added that a lot of prospective customers approached the company to enquire if they could buy an RE, and hence setting up a dealership comes as a next natural step.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Blue Lagoon at 2016 Bangkok Motor Show

The company has been posting impressive growth over the last few years.

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In order to keep up with the rising demand and maintain the growth momentum, Royal Enfield is working on to set up its third manufacturing plant near Chennai. The company has just launched the Himalayan adventure tourer and is working on introducing a twin-cylinder model in 2017.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Blue Lagoon

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Chrome

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Battle Green

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Forest Green

Via – Irishtimes.com

 

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    Eagerly waiting to see the Irish pushing their junky RE’s on the roads!