During the recent visit to a Royal Enfield mechanic in Gwalior, we discovered a 1996 Royal Enfield Taurus powered by a diesel motor. The motorcycle was in amazing running condition except the paint job. The mechanic has an asking price of Rs. 80,000 ($1285). The honored mechanic even offered us to take the motorcycle for two or three to satisfy our needs of ride, wish we would have said yes!
There was one another Tauras next to this bike which was not for sale and a Yezdi in a torn condition behind them. These bikes were surrounded by lots of mantled and dismantled Royal Enfield Bullets. Chotu Mechanic said, “I only work for Royal Enfield bikes, its my passion, I don’t earn a lot from this work”.
This diesel motorcycle was manufactured by Royal Enfield in India. Extracting a power of 18 hp from a 350cc diesel engine, Royal Enfield Taurus has a eye-opening fuel consumption of 72kpl. It also featured an electric start. It is very loud and has needless vibrations which made Royal Enfield to cancel its assembly.