This is truly a unique and rare 350,
Thanks for your response, Yeah I'm not sure if it was ever repainted. I actually spent allot of time in India for Business over the last several years and the color of my 350 is identical to the color used by their military. Regardless it is very cool and I am debating if I should keep her stock or tweak her out before I try and get a buzz on the auction scene to sell her off.Happy trails...Hugh
In 1963 the UK Bullet was unitized with transmission so they really look different. After Major Walker Smith died in 1964, the company was basically going to have to be sold off. The Bullet remained in production long enough to make the 1965 model year but that was about the end of it.
She was VERY cheap and produces stupid grins every time I see her, never mind riding her!
Mine had a full width hub, 1/2 width 6" single leading shoe setup, I have since converted to the 7" TLS design that I though came out in 2002, but notice that his '80's 350 has them
With this knowledge, a person can pretty well figure that the bikes built in India were completly Indian by the late 50s. When they started selling them to civilians is a question I'd like to know. They started exporting them to other countries in the mid to late 1980s. I can remember seeing adds for them in Classic Bike and other rags in that time frame.
Took the bike for a ride and the swing arm fell off. Has not been seen or heard from since.
Contrary to some peoples' belief, no other models of Royal Enfield were ever built by the Madras factory. The 350 was it until they developed their own 500.
The following were built by Enfield at the Madras plant: Mini Bullet, Explorer, Silver Plus, Fury, Mofa, Taurus diesel, and Prince.
Great input guys.But there was no malace intended or incredulity of the providence."Group Hug"
I had a look on my phone and found a couple of pics of mine. It is alleged to be a one owner from new 350 Indian. It's been dated as a 1979, by the REOC.
Probably intending a different meaning than the common US usage of "crack"?In the USA "crack" is usually associated with cocaine.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crack_cocaineThen again, maybe not? One never knows about all of our friends on the web.
Not trying to be mean, but it's not gonna sell.
Here is my military 350 (genuine), please note the top of the toolbox where there is provision for a padlock, also the shape of the rear mudguard carrier at the bottom where it kinks past the rear shock. If it aint got these features then it aint Indian military.'Again, not true. Some of the earlier bikes had these, the later ones don't.