Following top talks at the end of 2018 between the bodies, a Royal Enfield Showcase will be launched on June 1, when the new 2019 Bullet Trials motorcycle will be unveiled, and run for six weeks in a vacant shop in the Kingfisher Centre.
On display will be an exciting range of 16 motorcycles ranging from Classic, Bullet, Interceptor INT 650, Continental GT 650 and Himalayan and the remarkable concept presentation – “Concept KX”, a V-Twin motorcycle.
Thanks to support from the Kingfisher Centre, the local Royal Enfield Owners’ Club and other community and history groups, the showcase will appear in the shop opposite Clintons and the original Royal Enfield Shop, on Church Green, which will boast a display.
Council Leader Matt Dormer said: “This is exciting for lots of reasons, not least that we have re-forged links with Royal Enfield, but that the whole community has come together to make this event possible.
“And now we want to hear from residents far and wide to share their memories of Royal Enfield from working at the factory to riding an Enfield bike.
“This is a true celebration of Royal Enfield and Redditch, past present and future, and we want as many people as possible to get involved.”
The showcase is open every Saturday from 10.30 til 4pm and will boast a different theme each week including a visit from Ben Reid-Howells and Prashant Kumar who have returned to England after a three year ‘Vasudhaiva Ride’ on Royal Enfield bikes. It will also be open in the week from 10am til 2pm, over the six week period, for visitors to enjoy.
Residents can share their memories on the Royal Enfield Showcase page on Facebook or the Council’s Twitter feed.