Inspired by Despatch Riders of World Wars.
Royal Enfield unveiled a range of limited edition motorcycles and exclusive riding gear which are inspired by the "despatch riders" of the two World Wars. The unveil took place at their newly-opened flagship gear store in Khan Market, New Delhi, this week.
The limited edition model is based on the Royal Enfield Classic 500 cruiser, and only 600 units will be made by the company. It will be available in three different army camouflage colors, namely Battle Green (international markets only), Squadron Blue and Desert Storm, and only 200 units will be finished in each color.
The bike it's based on packs a 499 cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke twinspark engine with Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection delivering 27.2 bhp at 5,250 rpm and 41.3 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. Power is fed to the wheel by a five-speed transmission meshed with a wet, multi-plate clutch.
Complementing the limited edition bikes are the riding gear that RE also unveiled. It includes exclusive leather jackets with unique stitching pattern, shoes with ankle guards, t-shirts and water-resistant canvas bags that can be installed on the bike.
The limited edition bikes will be sold online only and deliveries would begin on July 15. Royal Enfield will also be selling the bikes in other countries, where the company has a presence such as European and American markets.