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Incredible story of Royal Enfield Bullet stolen and found after 25 years

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Being the oldest brand of motorcycles in continuous production, the Royal Enfield Bullet has a rich heritage and a remarkable track record to this day. Although the Bullet is not the most modern, its classic design and impeccable heritage still make it one of the most beloved motorcycles in India. Many Bullet owners have kept their bikes intact for years, some of them even inheriting from their previous generations. In such an interesting event, a Royal Enfield Bullet owner found his motorcycle after a long stretch of 25 years.

This story is shared by Mr. Arun from Karantaka on Team-BHP, who managed to salvage a Royal Enfield Bullet that once belonged to his father. Said Bullet 350 was acquired by his father in 1971, which he sold to a friend of his in the mid-90s. While his father replaced it with a four-wheeler and a Bajaj Chetak, he still missed the Bullet many.

However, years later, Arun started looking for the same Bullet that once belonged to his father, which had a registration number of MYH 1731. He first tried to contact the chief mechanic who performed the maintenance and basic repairs.

Incredible story of Royal Enfield Bullet stolen and found after 25 years

Not getting any information, Arun even went to Manipal to search for the motorbike, as that was the city where his motorbike had been sold. Eventually, he contacted his father’s friend who had purchased his Bullet, who then shared the news that the Bullet, unfortunately, had been stolen from his home in 1996.

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Incredible story of Royal Enfield Bullet stolen and found after 25 years

Arun then began the forensic search for the Bullet on the Parivahan app, which indicated that the motorcycle was registered in the name of someone from Mandya until September 2021. He then searched for engine and chassis numbers and the police insurance to get all the details from the current owner. From the insurance policy, Arun got the current owner’s mobile number.

Contacted, the current owner, Mr. GK, accepted that he still owned the Bullet, which he bought from another person, who bought it at a police auction for Rs 1,800. was seized by police during a random patrol and was parked at Hassan police station before being auctioned off. After a few days, Mr. GK agreed to sell the Bullet to Arun at a higher price.

Arun said the Bullet was well maintained before buying it back. The original engine and frame number were intact, and there were negligible signs of rust on the bike. Arun then rode the bike to his father’s house, where the Bullet and its original owner reunited after 25 years.