The colour shade is a tribute to the Indian Air Force and will be available only for the Classic 500
Royal Enfield had introduced nine new colour additions to its existing line-up of motorcycles in January. RE today has announced the addition of a new Squadron Blue colour exclusively for the outgoing Classic 500 motorcycle variant. The new colour addition is launched by RE to signify the long relation the bike manufacturing company has with the Indian Air Force. The new colour can be booked at all authorized outlets of Royal Enfield across India.
Royal Enfield, one of the oldest bike manufacturers in the world, has been associated with the armed forces dating back to the World Wars. After receiving its first order of 800 motorcycles by the Indian army back in 1952, Royal Enfield till date continues to be trusted and beloved by the soldiers for its durability and legendary ruggedness. The Royal Enfield bikes were also adopted by the Indian Air Force in 1950’s and are still widely appreciated and used by the Air Force Police.
Speaking on the addition of the new colour, 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”
The Squadron Blue colour variant of the Royal Enfield Classic 500 is available at an on-road price of Rs 1,93,372 in Mumbai, Rs 1,89,350 in Chennai, Rs 1,98,649 in Bengaluru and Rs 1,96,700 in Kolkata.