The RB Story
RB started up in 2015 when we noticed the passion and craze people possessed towards bikes and touring especially with the Royal Enfield.
Ever since, Royal Brothers, has been true to its core beliefs in building a biking community across the globe with highly maintained bikes.
We never believed in competition hence opened the doors for others by procuring the first license in South India. Unlike others we also do not carry just one make or model, all our locations feature a wide variety appropriate for exploring, touring and commuting.
Our locations are a one stop solution for all your biking needs. Our brand is built on 2 words – ‘Quality’ and ‘Brotherhood’. We do not provide motorcycles but an experience to cherish.
Our motto, ‘We do not compete, we care’ is evident from the growing number of Franchise with us. All our locations share the same enthusiasm and excitement to give the customer an amazing experience.
From the start to the end of your trip, RB will work around the clock to give you an experience to remember.
Royal Brothers was founded by three young engineers of Bengaluru; T.N Manjunath, who used to teach Mechanical Engineering at R.V College of Engineering, Abhishek Chandrashekar, a freshly passed out Mechanical Engineer from the same Institution and Srikrishna, a software engineer by profession.
Launched as South India’s first Authorized and licensed Bike Rental.
Launched the non-gear mopeds and scooter segment
Launched operations in Mysore
Launched Mangalore, Manipal and Udupi
Became the owner of the single largest Fleet of Royal Enfields in entire South India
Introduced the 220-cc cruiser segment, an industry standard now
Created new segments with the launch of sports-tourers, mid-range commuter bikes, sports bikes and the high-end cruisers.
8th Jan marked our advent in the space of guided tours. Launched the latest segment with our own ‘RB Bikers group’.
Feb 12th, 2017 – Amidst heavy protest and huge fanfare, RB added one of the biggest crown in its jewels with the launch of COORG.
FEB 23rd, 2017 - Successful companies are built on successful partnership. The setup of Chikmanglur with one of our old associates gave us the confidence to jump to the next level.
March was the month in which we evolved in all aspects. March saw us growing as a more socially responsible company spreading awareness among the youth against speed. We were joined by Sri Harsha Foundation and Filmstar Yash in the campaign.
March also rewrote the Mysore chapter with the operations of Mysore shifting hands from RB to Mysore Franchise.
21st March 2017 – A day that solidified our position as the largest and most technologically strong Bike Rental Company in India. The in-house team of Akash, Shajahan and Dileep launched an amazing, robust, simple, and advanced website boosting the growth of RB.
April 2017 – Days inked in gold
Our most ambitious plans of guided tours, new cities and bigger bikes in the fleet was launched. RB made history again with –
1. Obtained the 1st license in Andhra Pradesh and started operating in Vijaywada.
2. Made a grand entry in Kerala with the 1st License again.
3. Advanced with our ambitious guided tour plans by completing trip to Gokarna (1,200 km) within 48 hours with 20 bikers.
5. Met the expectations of our consumers by bringing the French boulevards of Pondicherry on RB’s map.
We have been the 1st in many things hence the launch of RB in the Indian archipelago of Andaman was not a shocker for many.
Added Harley Davidsons to the fleet allowing consumers with a choice of bigger and meaner machines.
More updates coming soon.
A word from the founders
“The major hurdle was to get an official nod from the RTO to operate self-ride motorcycles as these never even existed and there was no provision in their online system to incorporate one. The process like any other, was affected largely by delays and running around. When this seemed like an impossible task, Mr.Ravi Kumar, came as a life saver, who took up our case by himself. Greatly appreciating the uniqueness and potential of the start-up, Mr.RaviKumar speeded up the formalities and other documentation that was required for the self-ride licence to be given to Royal Brothers. His intention as a bureaucrat was to encourage entrepreneurship in young minds and to support innovative ideas which could help our country in the future. Since then, there was no looking back and Royal Brothers became the first bike rental start-up to get such a licence in South India. We are grateful to Ravi sir for his support and appreciation”.