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.
|Type||Single Cylinder, 4 stroke,Twinspark|
|Bore x stroke||84mm x 90mm|
|Maximum Power||27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm|
|Ignition System||Digital Electronic Ignition|
|Gearbox||5 Speed Constant Mesh|
|Engine Oil||15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA|
|Fuel Supply||Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Air Cleaner||Paper Element|
All available for a mere 2.2 lakh INR.
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.
An indicator of the classic Royal Enfield heritage, “Each motorcycle bears a unique, embossed hallmark detailing particulars of its manufacture.”
There is a large range of fatigues and gears to go along with your battle cruiser.
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