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Royal Enfield Prepares For War

Royal Enfield launches the limited edition Classic 500 inspired by World War 2

Royal Enfield is a name that is supremely familiar to the Indian riding community and also to the younger, aspiring generation. RE has seen its profits stacking up higher than ever after a slew of various products were launched and gave its customers the option of customising their own bikes with RE's own line of attractive and purposeful add-ons. Now, RE has launched its new range of limited edition Classic 500s.

The new range of limited Classic 500s was revealed after the opening of RE's new dealership at Khan Market in New Delhi. A total of 200 units will be produced since the bike comes under the limited edition tag. These bikes however only get cosmetic changes and no mechanical changes. The cosmetic changes are basically a new set of body paint options that is inspired by the riders and their motorcycles of the second World War. The options include Desert Storm Despatch, Squadron Blue Despatch and Military Green Despatch. The Military Green Despatch version will not be sold in India as the Indian Military does not permit this certain colour to be used on public vehicles. However, all three versions will be shipped to other countries for sale.

Re 500 Limited edition

Other changes include a special badging on the left which denotes the model number and the place where the bike was built and that being the Oragadam facility in Chennai. A tan coloured single seat and leather straps adds to the classic looks. The engine and exhaust have been given a black paint job, a probable touch at living up to the military tag.

RE Gear

Power delivery and torque figures remain the same, 27.2 bhp and 41.3 Nm respectively coming from a 499cc single – cylinder engine which gets a 5 – speed gearbox. The prices have not yet been announced by Royal Enfield but the bikes will be going on sale on the 15th of July and the prices are also expected to be known by then. RE has also announced launching products for its riders based on the World War 2 theme.

Picture Courtesy: Zigwheels

Last updated on 29-05-2015. Published on 29-05-2015. Written by .
Category: Upcoming Bikes
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