Chennai-based niche bike-maker Royal Enfield recently updated its range of motorcycles in India with BS-IV engines. But emerging reports suggest that the change was not restricted to the engine, and the company could also have added a Battle Green shade to its range of colours.
A Military Green new Classic 500 has been caught on camera by DriveSpark, leaving biking enthusiasts wonder if this colour is actually available for purchase. Although Royal Enfield offers Battle Green in its range of colours, it is not sold in India. The colour has not been updated on the website of the company either. It remains to be seen if the firm plans to make this colour official for the Indian market.
The Classic 500 is powered by 499cc twinspark, air-cooled engine poised to generate 27.2bhp at 5250rpm and 41.3Nm at 4000rpm. The recent updates on the model added features such as AHO (Auto Headlamp On) and BS-IV engine. All Royal Enfield motorcycles, except the 350cc range - Bullet 350, Classic 350 and the Thunderbird 350, have now been updated with FI.
In May, Eicher Motors, the parent company of Royal Enfield, sold 60,696 units, registering a growth of 25 percent. The sale of motorcycles with engine capacity up to 350cc grew by 29 percent as sales rose to 55,823 units in May 2017 against 43,217 units sold in May 2016. However, sales of models with engine capacity exceeding 350cc declined 10 percent to 4,873 units when compared to the same month last year.