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Author Topic: Royal Enfield expand production to UK  (Read 185 times)


ace.cafe

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Re: Royal Enfield expand production to UK
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2015, 02:43:16 PM »
Maybe they will build the new Interceptor MkIII twin in England?


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Re: Royal Enfield expand production to UK
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2015, 12:27:29 AM »
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/11420576/India-speeds-up-Royal-Enfield-production-to-meet-booming-demand-in-pics.html

Is it a good idea to expand production at an exponential rate from 50K to 300K, heading towards 500K per annum in a very short time with multiple factories ? Could this be a bubble, that will burst ?

IMO, RE needs to improve quality and consistency in production AND service department. Having properly trained repair men, technicians, dealers, mechanics, easy availability of spare parts is the main complaint of RE buyers in India as well as outside India. Imbalanced crank and handlebar vibrations have never been completely addressed - except some lucky ones who do not face this issue. That is why nuts and bolts keep loosening on many bikes. Parts falling off the frame is more common than it ought to be. There are other long running common issues, which annoy the buyers. This inspite of starting the new factory. Though these bikes are generally much better than they used to be a few years ago.

RE is not at par with other international brands if it wants to compete with them.

In a race to produce more, their focus has diverted away from quality. That will create bad reputation, and will not be good for the company in the long run. 
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Re: Royal Enfield expand production to UK
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2015, 03:18:09 AM »
TheUK thing is just a design studio type of deal. Probably good they moved it to the UK to get more of a global view of performance and design

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Re: Royal Enfield expand production to UK
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2015, 04:39:50 AM »
TheUK thing is just a design studio type of deal. Probably good they moved it to the UK to get more of a global view of performance and design

They shoulda done that before they changed the logo  ;)
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Re: Royal Enfield expand production to UK
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2015, 07:02:18 AM »
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