Royal Enfield limited edition

Royal Enfield has unveiled two new paint schemes for the Classic 500, inspired by the British manufacturer’s classic wartime motorcycles. Called desert storm despatch and squadron blue despatch, these two unique paint schemes mimic the livery of the original Despatch Rider motorcycles of the 1940s.

Each Royal Enfield Despatch motorcycle has been hand painted by using a unique film transfer technique. This technique involves transferring the camouflage pattern individually onto  the motorcycle’s body panels, after which they are assembled on the motorcycle. The result of this technique is a signature camouflage pattern for each individual machine, which ensures that no two Despatch motorcycles have the exact same design.

The Despatch range also comes with genuine Italian leather seats and a classic leather buckle strap for the air filter box, which enhance the bike’s classic appeal. Besides these two paint schemes, Royal Enfield also unveiled a third battle green despatch paint scheme, just for the other global markets. The Despatch motorcycles will be produced in a limited run of just 200 units. Customers can book these motorcycles starting July 15 on the company’s official website –


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


Type Single downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front suspension Telescopic, 35mm forks, 130mm travel
Rear suspension Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel


Wheelbase 1360 mm
Ground Clearance 135 mm
Length 2140 mm
Width 790 mm
Height 1090 mm
Kerb Weight 190 Kg (with 90% Fuel & Oil)
Fuel Capacity 13.5 Ltr


Tyres Fr. 90/90 – 19(Domestic), 90/90 – 18(Export)
Tyres Rr. 120/80 – 18(Domestic), 110/80 – 18(Export)
Brakes Front 280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear 153mm Drum, Single Lead Internal Expanding


Tail Lamp 21 W / 5 W
Turn Signal Lamp
Electrical System 12 volt – DC
Battery 12 volt, 14 Ah
Head Lamp 60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN


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