Royal Enfield has introduced a
new colour - Squadron Blue - for its Classic 500 range of motorcycles. The new
colour variant has been inspired by the Indian Air Force and is a tribute by
Royal Enfield for its long standing history with the soldiers of the skies. The
new Squadron Blue Classic 500 variant is now available for booking across all
company stores and dealerships in India. This was stated in a press release
issued the company. The vehicle will be available at Rs 186,688 on-road Delhi.
Rudratej Singh, President, Royal Enfield said,
“The Classic 500 Squadron Blue is a tribute to Royal Enfield’s war time
presence and association with the armed forces. We wanted a variant with a
genuine armed forces heritage for our customers and for this, Royal Enfield
turned to the Indian Air Force for inspiration. We had to be very particular
about the colour to create an authenticity and also provide the motorcycle its
post war appeal. This inspiration led us to create the Classic Squadron Blue
which is now available at price of Rs 186,688 on-road Delhi”
Royal Enfield’s tryst with the
armed forces began way back during the World Wars where the motorcycle was
extensively used by the British Army. Royal Enfield received its first ever
order from the Indian Army in 1952 for 800 motorcycles. Royal Enfield started
manufacturing in India from 1955 onwards and has been supplying to the Indian
Army ever since. The Indian Air Force also started using Royal Enfield in the
1950’s and it has been most popularly used by the Air Force Police. Royal
Enfield motorcycles continue to be one of the most sought after motorcycle in
the Indian armed forces due to their
durability and legendary ruggedness.
The Squadron Blue Classic 500
takes inspiration from the post war design of the Royal Enfield motorcycles,
while retaining the performance of a modern day machine. This Squadron Blue
colour will only be available in Royal Enfield Classic 500 variant.
The motorcycle will be
available at an on-road price of Rs 193,372 in Mumbai, Rs 189,350 in Chennai,
Rs 198,649 in Bengaluru and Rs 196,700 in Kolkata.
Source: Royal Enfield