These special 15 Royal Enfield Classic 500 motorcycles were part of National Security Guard’s 8,000 km ‘Ride Against Terror’ journey
Royal Enfield announced last week that it will sell 15 unique Stealth Black Classic 500 motorcycles that were ridden by National Security Guard commandos in 8,000 km ‘Ride Against Terror’ journey, in September 2017. These special motorcycles were sold online from 12:00 noon of 13th December and the sale was dubbed as ‘Tribute to the Bravehearts’.
The interested buyers had to register online on the dedicated portal and they received an unique code to participate in the online sale process. Each of these 15 special Royal Enfield Classic 500 motorcycles come priced at Rs. 1.90 lakh and as the Chennai based motorcycle manufacturer says, the money generated by this sale will be donated to Prerna, a non-profit initiative supported by the NSG for differently-abled children.
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It has been made official that the lot of 15 motorcycles were booked and sold in less than 18 seconds. With online booking amount of Rs. 15,000 these special RE Classic 500s come wearing a Stealth Black paint scheme. Also, they don a special insignia commemorating the ‘Ride Against Terror’ journey of the NSG commandos – making them stand apart from the regular Classic 500 models.
On the mechanical front and powertrain front, these special models are same as their regular siblings. Priced at Rs. 1.78 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), Royal Enfield Classic 500 is powered by a 499 cc single cylinder, air-cooled engine coupled with a 5-speed transmission. This engine is well capable of churning out 27.20 bhp of peak power at 5,250 rpm and 41.30 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm.
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The powerful motorcycle gets 280 mm front disc brake with two piston caliper and there is a 153 mm rear disc brake delivering stopping power. The motorcycle gets 35 mm telescopic front forks with 130 mm travel and at rear it is equipped with 5-step adjustable twin gas charged shock absorbers with 80 mm travel.
Royal Enfield motorcycles have been very popular among not only motorcycling enthusiasts but among defence personnel too. The motorcycle maker has a rich history with Indian armed forces since 1955 and these new special models reenergized that association! Having covered over 8,000 km across India, 15 Black Cat NSG Commandos carried the theme of fighting against terrorism. It also celebrated 33 years of untiring service to the nation by NSG.
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