Royal Enfield has added three new limited-production motorcycles to its product line. The models are based on the company's Classic 500 and will be sold exclusively on Royal Enfield’s rapidly growing online accessory store, from mid-July 2015.
Out of the three camouflage-inspired motorcycles, only the Royal Enfield Desert Storm Despatch and the Squadron Blue Despatch will be sold in India. The third colour, which closely resembles the motorcycles used by the Indian Army, will be sold in Royal Enfield’s export markets only. Each model will be limited to 200 motorcycles each.
The name Despatch originates from an era when Royal Enfield motorcycles were used to relay important information from the battlefield to the main headquarters. The motorcycles had to stay camouflaged to be protected from enemy crosshairs.
Prices for the limited-edition models will be announced in mid-July when they go on sale. The motorcycles will be sold with a genuine leather seat and a leather buckle that supports its airbox. A matte black paint scheme is seen on its engine and silencer unit. The chassis gets the same colour as the respective motorcycle.
Talking about the store, Siddhartha Lal, MD and CEO of Eicher Motors says that the Royal Enfield riding gear collection will go on sale in 50 international markets starting this summer. Rudratej Singh, president, Royal Enfield said that the brand is also working toward bringing in two new motorcycles in the 250 to 750cc segments by 2016.