Indian Village Builds Shrine to a Royal Enfield

Mystical Royal Enfield

Mystical Royal Enfield Bullet or elaborate tourist trap?

A small village in India has a shrine erected around a Royal Enfield Bullet 350. Naturally, there’s a story behind this mystical motorcycle, and it’s a doozy.

According to local legend, the son of the village leader crashed and died riding the Bullet. Police seized the bike for investigation but, as the story goes, the motorcycle vanished from the station and mysteriously reappeared at the scene of the accident. Police tried several more times to collect the Royal Enfield, but the bike kept disappearing and showing up at the crash site.

Is the motorcycle trying to find its lost owner? Is the fallen rider’s ghost trying to complete his final journey? Hard to say. One thing’s for certain: those villagers hit on a great way to draw a lot of tourists.