Royal Enfield today introduced its new gear collection inspired by the Despatch Rider of the World Wars. In addition to apparel and accessories, the collection also includes a limited edition range of Despatch motorcycles.
A motorcycle despatch rider relayed vital information between headquarters and ground forces through the World Wars often riding days and nights through varying weather and terrain. Royal Enfield's were one of the most popular motorcycles for this arduous task due to their durability and ruggedness. Inspired by the kit that the riders rode in, Royal Enfield’s new collection pays homage to these riders with a range of gear that blends the heritage look and classic materials with modern cuts and fits. A palette of browns, greens, olive, tan and blues is pared with classic regimental detailing. Fabrics such as leather, twill and canvas have been chosen for their utility.
Speaking about the limited edition motorcycle range, Siddharth said, “Each Royal Enfield Despatch motorcycle has been handcrafted wising a unique film transfer technique that uses a delicate and precise hands on process to transfer the camouflage pattern on the motorcycle’s skin. Each body panel of the bike requires specialised and dedicated personal skills. when these panels are assembled on a single motorcycle; the result is a signature camouflage pattern for each individual machine. Hence no two motorcycle will have the same design - making it the only one of its kind.
Some other design features of the bike are.
• Leather buckle strap for the Air Filter box.
• Genuine Italian leather seat made of premium quality thick hide superior to any regular leather currently in the market. Optimised for being superior light and rubbing fastness, these leather seats are specially coated and backed with polyurethane membrane for resistance to water.
• Original Despatch Rider matte black finish on:
Tiger lamp casing
Front & rear indicators
Exhaust & silencer heat shields & pipe
• Limited edition aluminium embossed plate detailing exact particulars of the machine’s manufacture.
Royal Enfield will only produce 200 such bikes in each colour starting the 15th of July so better get those cheque books ready and get in line.