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.