Royal Enfield Redditch Edition Classic 350 Price: 1.46 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Royal Enfield, a company that makes Indian motorcycles, has put out the Classic 350 in three new colours called “Redditch Edition.” Redditch Red, Redditch Blue, and Redditch Green are the names of these new colours. But, you might ask, what is the idea behind the Redditch Edition paint scheme? Well, they are a unique mix of black and the old-fashioned paint jobs that Royal Enfields had in the 1950s. Then, in the UK city of Redditch, these Royal Enfields were made. The Royal Enfield Classic came out in 2008, and it was based on the J2 model that was available after World War II. The bike still has a 346cc Unit-Construction-Engine with a carburetor that puts out 20PS of power and 28Nm of torque.
When talking about the launch, Rudratej “Rudy” Singh, President of Royal Enfield, said, “Royal Enfield launched the Classic in 2008 based on its popular “J2” model, as our brand has always taken inspiration from its rich history to come up with evocative motorcycles for the modern era. The Classic then became one of Royal Enfield’s most popular motorcycles. We gave Classic a new look by taking inspiration from the motorcycles that were made in Redditch, UK, which is where Royal Enfield started. In 2017, we will release the Classic 350. It will come in Redditch Red, Redditch Green, and Redditch Blue, which are re-imagined versions of the colours on our 1950s motorcycles that were made at the Royal Enfield plant in Redditch, a town with a long history of making British motorcycles. By adding the Redditch series to Classic 350, we are building on the huge success of the Classic brand in all of our markets. The price for the Royal Enfield Redditch series will be Rs 1,46,093 (on-road Delhi).
“The 2017 Redditch series will have new colours from the 1950s and the Royal Enfield Redditch monogram, which was first used in 1939 on the prototype of a 125cc two-stroke motorcycle called the “Royal Baby.” Using the original Redditch monogram makes the Redditch series more special because it reminds us of the motorcycles made in Redditch back then.
Plans to make Royal Baby 125cc motorcycles for the general public stopped when the Second World War broke out. But the Royal Baby joined the British military, specifically the paratroopers. The name “Flying Flea” came from the fact that these motorcycles used to be dropped into war zones by parachute. And that’s what the popular wing design logo we see now for Royal Enfield is proud to stand for. The Redditch Edition Classic 350 will cost 1.46 lakh rupees (ex-showroom, Delhi).