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Monday, February 20, 2017

A new look for RoyalEnfields.com blog

RoyalEnfields.com blog has a new look.
This blog about Royal Enfield motorcycles has a new look,

Thanks go to my daughter Erin, who had the blog title background redesigned to include mild-mannered me, a Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle, and the British flag.

Me because I am the author; the Bullet because it's a Royal Enfield; and the flag because Royal Enfields, made today by India, are still the closest thing to old-fashioned British motorcycles you can buy new.

I love the look. But there's another big change, too. The name of this blog is now RoyalEnfields.com, just like its web address. Easy to remember, I hope, for all you regular visitors.

Some people had taken to calling this "David Blasco's blog." I certainly don't mind, but that didn't make it any easier to find on the web. RoyalEnfields.com should get the job done.

Having trouble remembering what the blog looked like before the change? Here's an image, just for reference.

Yesterday's look.

6 comments:

  1. Looks good, but a shame there is no reference to India. They are the ones carrying the tradition on in this century.
    Still, very nice. Thank your daughter for us.

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    1. Thank you. I agree. The new design is apparently based on the old one, which used a Union Jack motif as a background. Like the U.S. flag, the Union Jack is frequently used as a marketing tool. You'll see it on shirts and bikini bottoms. I gather that India is more particular about display of its flag and discourages casual use.

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    2. Again, a shame there is no reference to India.
      Is there truth in the statement that India is more particular? Can you cite specifics?
      I speak only as a an Indian, proud of my country.
      And I appreciate your blog, and your efforts with the Royal Enfield marque.

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    3. I think it is an attitude. The flag isn't, as far as I know, seen in India as an appropriate brand for commercial products, the way the U.S. and UK flags often are. It doesn't appear on Royal Enfields. But perhaps something can be done. Some see the recent "Royal Enfield" script introduced by the company on the gas tank as a subtle but effective reference to India. Perhaps that is an avenue I could explore through typography.

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