Royal Enfield is the most iconic name in Indian muscle bike industry; with models like the legendary Bullet and style cruiser Thunderbird ruling the streets, it needs no introduction to the average Indian biker. With it’s intimidating tagline “Made Like a Gun”, every Royal Enfield has instilled the Military Brat inside Indian youngsters since its inception. Alas, last few years has seen Royal Enfield being engulfed in a chrome egg and seemingly detach from its military roots.




Now, to intensify its rugged military vibe, the limited edition Despatch range is coming to market. Bookings will be open starting from 15 July, 2015. Inspired by the Despatch riders of the first World War Era, the Royal Enfield Despatch comes in a variety of 3 super-sexy camouflage themed skins: Squadron Blue, Desert Storm and Battle Green, with the Battle Green available for sale only outside India.




Technical Specifications:


Type Single Cylinder, 4 stroke,Twinspark
Displacement 499cc
Bore x stroke 84mm x 90mm
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Maximum Power 27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition System Digital Electronic Ignition
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5 Speed Constant Mesh
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil 15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Fuel Supply Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection
Air Cleaner Paper Element
Engine Start Electric/Kick


All available for a mere 2.2 lakh INR.


Cool Features


The Retro Military Flair




With it’s classic battle fatigue themes and the sexy matte finish, along with the use of material like twill and canvas, the Despatch rubs off a distinct military flair.


Heritage Hallmark




An indicator of the classic Royal Enfield heritage, “Each motorcycle bears a unique, embossed hallmark detailing particulars of its manufacture.”


Range of Cool Accessories




There is a large range of fatigues and gears to go along with your battle cruiser.



So, as you wait with bated breath for the bookings to be opened, don’t forget to check out  for more exciting biking-geek stuff.

No more articles