Royal Enfield introduced a new colour, christened as Squadron Blue, for its Classic 500 range of motorcycles and priced it at Rs 1,86,688 on-road Delhi. The new Squadron Blue colour is available for booking across company stores and dealerships in India. This new colour will only be available in Classic 500 variant.
The new colour variant has been inspired by the Indian Air Force and is a tribute for company's long-standing history with the force, a company statement said. Royal Enfield received its first order from the Indian Army in 1952 for 800 motorcycles. The Indian Air Force also started using Royal Enfield in the 1950's and is used by the Air Force Police.
"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," said Rudratej Singh, President, Royal Enfield in the statement.
The Classic is one of the most successful products in the Royal Enfield stable and has been the company's bestselling model. The new Squadron Blue variant is powered by the same 500cc engine. The engine develops 27.2bhp at 5,250rpm and 41.3Nm of torque at 4000rpm mated to five-speed constant mesh transmission. The Squadron Blue Classic 500 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.