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The first motorbike that could be airdropped behind enemy lines and play a crucial role in some of the most important battles of World combat II is one of the greatest combat stories that will never be recounted. These motorcycles, affectionately called "The Flying Flea" by the men who rode them into combat, were built at a subterranean plant in Westwood, UK. They were intended to be used as troop-carrying gliders and parachutes, providing communications support and quick mobility for the forward units of the Airborne Pegasus Regiment during vital operations like D-Day and Arnhem. This motorbike was a member of The Enfield Cycle Company Limited, often known as Royal Cycle, along with a number of other iconic designs that were conceived over the years.

When Albert Eadie and R.W. Smith founded the Eadie Manufacturing Company in Redditch in 1891, they did so by taking over the Townsend Cycle. The Enfield Manufacturing Company Ltd. was the name given to this later on. During the years, Royal Enfield launched motorised tricycles and quadricycles and supplied precision rifle parts to the Royal Small Arms. 1899 saw the business present its first mechanical vehicle with a 1.5 HP motor. For the first time ever, they were able to move the motorbike engine inside the frame, and this arrangement eventually became the norm for bikes.

In 1901, the business produced its first Royal Enfield automobile during the 1900s. Following a number of noteworthy modifications throughout time, Royal Enfield successfully pioneered the use of a compact V twin engine machine that was manufactured in the tradition of Switzerland. Since the company was heavily involved in the transportation of machine guns during World Wars I and II, it quickly became well-known. Between 1924 and 1932, Royal Enfield accomplished a number of significant firsts, including the introduction of its first four-stroke 350 CC motorcycle, the first company to use saddle tanks, the production of multiple innovative products, including the two-stroke engine and 1140 CC V twin engine motorcycles, and the first Bullet in the world.