The Royal Enfield Squadron Blue is a special edition version of the Classic 500. Available in a unique matte blue paint scheme, this motorcycle pays a tribute to the Indian Air Force.
The Indian Air Force also started using Royal Enfield in the 1950s and it has been most popularly used by the Air Force Police. The inspiration for the new colour has come from the Indian Air Force and is a tribute by Royal Enfield to its long-standing history with these soldiers of the skies. The matte blue paint scheme and the chromed components complement the Squadron Blue’s old-school looks, increasing the motorcycle’s retro appeal.
Mechanically, the Royal Enfield Squadron Blue is identical to its host motorcycle. It is powered by a 500cc single-cylinder engine, which delivers 27bhp and 41Nm of torque through a five-speed transmission. This air-cooled engine comes with a Keihin electronic fuel injection system to offer better fuelling. The Squadron Blue rides on 19-inch front and 18-inch rear spoke wheels. Suspension setup consists of 35mm forks in the front and conventional gas-charged springs at the rear. It comes with a disc brake at both ends now, and ABS is a Rs 15,000 option.
The Royal Enfield Squadron Blue is offered as a single-seater and in a single paint scheme. Being a niche motorcycle, the Squadron Blue doesn’t have any competition in the Indian market.