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A classic, war inspired

Our Bureau | Updated on January 24, 2018

The Royal Enfield limited edition motorcycle in New Delhi. - RAMESH SHARMA

Royal Enfield has introduced its new gear collection inspired by the Despatch Riders of the World Wars. In addition to apparel and accessories, the collection also includes a limited edition range of Despatch motorcycles for the domestic and international markets.

A palette of browns, greens, olive, tan and blues is paired with classic regimental detailing - epaulettes, plackets and gorgets. Fabrics such as leather, twill and canvas have been chosen for their utility.

Available in two colour variants — Desert Storm Despatch and Squadron Blue Despatch, and an additional third, Battle Green Despatch for international markets — these motorcycles come with an exclusive signature camouflage pattern and a distinctive embossed hallmark detailing the particulars of the company.

Additionally, each Royal Enfield Despatch comes with genuine Italian leather seats accompanied by a classic leather buckle strap to hold the air filter box.

Inspired by the stealthy, non-reflective paint on the engines of the original Despatch Rider motorcycles, the bike gets a matte black paint on the engine, exhaust and silencer.

Royal Enfield will be producing only 200 motorcycles in each colour. Customers can book their motorcycles starting July 15th.

Published on May 28, 2015

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